Avaliações: 75 | Classificação geral: Boa
Simio Simulation and Scheduling Software ( is the most advanced solution on the market. With simulation, it is the only software that is fully object oriented with process and objects being defined graphically with no programming. Unlike other scheduling software, Simio allows you to introduce risk into your production schedule with its patented Risk Based Planning and Scheduling.
Comentário deixado em 04/10/2020
Hux Ruesch

The ease of use for students to get the basic fundamentals of discrete event simulation. I also like the book and workbook associated with the software.

More tutorials on how to use certain aspects of the software for students. I also sometimes the way to get clipart sometimes gets stuck.
Comentário deixado em 04/09/2020
Edholm Ducking

I like having the ability to rapidly model quick systems, but also having the ability to add in any level of complexity.

i least like the inability to view logs over multiple simulations to track information like buffer queues over time.
Comentário deixado em 04/08/2020

I am using it for my research and teaching and I find it extremely useful.

Good documentation, lots of videos for learners, extensive module library, doesn't take much time to learn, interface very similar to Microsoft Office and therefore much easier to work with

I didn't find anything wrong with it. It's working absolutely the way I want it to run. I find it to be an excellent software
Comentário deixado em 04/08/2020
Pearce Kitchell

I started using SIMIO 6 months ago. The best thing with SIMIO is the ease of use. Even if you have never heard about optimization, modelisation, etc... SIMIO's environment is very simple to use and you can get results very quickly. Moreover, the Customer Support is efficient. We got some licence issues and they were here to give us advices, quickly.

Comentário deixado em 04/07/2020

My team and me are teaching simulation with SIMIO because is friendly and very powerfull. Students understand software quickly an also, a posgraduate student made his Magister Thesis in quality engineering with a simulation as tool to predict behavior. He learned quickly and SIMIO was a useful tool to his work.

Is friendly and powerful

SIMIO hasn`t Analysis of Variance in its modules. So it is necessary to export data to statistical software to analize results.
Comentário deixado em 04/06/2020

SIMIO is an amazing simulation software program. The ability to model moving resources, tasks precedence and data modeling set it apart from many other languages.

The ability to use data modeling to add intelligence to the entities is amazing.

The feature creep of these objects has grown to out of control. The bloating of the objects has made it difficult to teach and modify them. So many properties and features. Their conveyor modeling is a little primitive. The ability to not set the controls in an experiment from a excel table with the all the optimization parameters for each control is a pain.
Comentário deixado em 04/05/2020

Advanced modeling constructs. Exceptional support. Regularly adds new features. Great user support group.

Need a Mac and Linux version. Would be great to have programming interface with R and python. Simio when deployed in a virtual environment is very sluggish (at least the set up in our university).
Comentário deixado em 04/03/2020
Salomone Botcher

It is at least 10 years ahead of flexsim, arena, Anylogic, or any other products. It's agent based modelling at it finest and the planning board is unrivalled.

Nothing. It is extremely comprehensive with ground breaking advances which are optimally positioned for industry 4.0
Comentário deixado em 04/01/2020
Nava Murello

Overall, Simio is a fantastic software package that can we used to optimize current processes and model future state scenarios. I would recommend any manufacturing company to use this software.

I enjoyed the out of the box drag and drop functionality that allows for a new user to learn how to configure models quickly. I also like the ability to create logic using the same drag and drop functionality to model some of the more unique processes that happen in a production environment.

We used a third party to provide support and custom programming in our model. Once we had a complex model, it became very difficult to make changes without requiring the third party's involvement.
Comentário deixado em 04/01/2020
Fradin Halgren

The support tools available for Simio are incredible. There are tutorial videos for every level of user and it's very easy to pick up quickly. The software itself is fairly intuitive and you can have simulations created from scratch in a matter of minutes.

I don't really have any cons that I can think of, maybe navigating from one area of Simio to another can be confusing every now and then.
Comentário deixado em 03/31/2020

Great at user friendlyness and its functions are very easy to use. I prefer its usefulness to that of ARENA and other software that works with simulation.

Its easy to understand and navigate through the different options.

Its graphics are not totally high definition, it could improve.
Comentário deixado em 03/29/2020

It has helped with making recommendations on staffing models, equipment use, and the impact on turnaround times. The stakeholders appreciate the predictability component to be able to test different scenarios before trying it in real life.

It has extensive functionality that stakeholders can easily understand and see value in.

It does not have a good way to represent statistics by hour of day which is important to a hospital that runs 24/7.
Comentário deixado em 03/29/2020
Aurea Mealor

Simio does a fantastic job of bringing granularity to their product, making it much more detailed than other programs when it comes to controls and outputs.

Simio is very complex and takes full on training to use well, it is definitely not one to pick up and teach yourself.
Comentário deixado em 03/29/2020

Deciding which type of simulation software for a business to purchase can be an extremely difficult decision. Being faced with this decision we began to investigate and compare simulation software packages available on the market. After comparison, Simio was the clear choice for our business. Although most simulation software packages are extremely difficult and confusing to learn, Simio's many resources make learning and mastering the software easy. Most noteworthy is the video tutorials provided which made the transition to Simio painless. Ultimately the decision to choose Simio was made based on the functionality of the software and the ability to accurately and quickly model real world systems for the purposes of finding solutions. Simio's 3D modeling abilities are unmatched by any other software packages available. Simio is quick and easy in the 3D department and compared to others is much less time consuming for similar 3D animations. With that said, the 3D modeling is generally a non-value added task and we were more focused on the software's modeling abilities. Simio's add-in packages operate flawlessly with OptQuest being the one we utilize the most. The customer support at Simio is outstanding too. I reached out to Simio when modeling a complex transit system this past year and they were able to identify my error and provided a fix the same day. We recently decided to expand our abilities with the usage of Simio's Risk-based Planning and Scheduling. After watching roughly 11 videos about 10 minutes each, Simio's RPS was easily incorporated into a previous manufacturing process project. Adapting the previous project slightly was straightforward and surprisingly resulted in the RPS being setup almost automatically. The ability to incorporate the complexities of variation into the RPS is what makes this such an advantageous tool and also what separates it from others. Simio also offers an add-in package for the RPS, Wonderware MES which provides the real-time production data. Generating plans, evaluating risk, performing comparisons, and many other functions are available through Simio's RPS and we look forward to providing this to our clients. We give Simio our highest recommendation.

Comentário deixado em 03/29/2020
Abdel Jelle

We use Simio to help customers design solutions for using our autonomous material transport robots. Looking at problems such as fleet sizing, traffic congestion, routing, batch size, cart quantity etc

Can build a simple model that quickly demonstrates value to organization and then has power to scale up to much more complex as needed

It’s a VERY mouse intensive software. and many basic features are missing for making model professional looking.
Comentário deixado em 03/28/2020
Kahler Sakuntla

There is a learning curve and it took me about a month to get familiar with the program.

Easy to use, easy to build simulations. The tutorial videos are really helpful and easy to follow.

Sometimes certain properties are hard to find when clicked on multiple selections.
Comentário deixado em 03/28/2020

This software has been the full package for me, providing the functions, details, and support required to build advanced simulations.

If anything I woudl say that the biggest issue is that the program is so robust that I required an extensive in-service to learn my way through it, difficult to self-start.
Comentário deixado em 03/28/2020

Simulation of workflow processes.

Users have been very satisfied with the ease of use and setup process. After a downturn we needed to get users back on and the sales team made it very simple to onboard our users.

At the moment we are ramping back up from a downturn. Since this is a niche product, finding other applications for current licenses has been a challenge.
Comentário deixado em 03/28/2020

This along with full feature pack and ability to extend with C# modules makes SIMIO excelent software. I was suprised many times to find requested feature in the next sprint in less than a month.

User support is quick and helps with solving problems

didn't find any
Comentário deixado em 03/27/2020
Minton Talib

Simio has resulted to be much more complex to use than I imagined at first. I feel it's a brilliant piece of software, but still unfinished. Fits better to academic than industrial users. Sales strategy can only be described as "counter-arena-wise".

Elegant interface and data structure, Siman brought to its best.

Lack of support for big models. Limitations in graphical display.
Comentário deixado em 03/26/2020

I use this software in my simulation class. Students love it. It is easy to use and customer support is always available to help.

It is relatively easy to use. Provides a wonderful animation. It is up-to-date. Practical scheduling and planning feature.

Sometimes it is difficult to build a logic, especially with processes.
Comentário deixado em 03/25/2020
Marion Bouchicas

It is more easy to understand simulation process with this software

With some skills it is possible to simulate almost everything. My students apply all the acquired knowledge in their jobs.

No cons, all the software is so easy to use and understand. Probably Simio need a link to share data with Matlab, Labview or Origin.
Comentário deixado em 03/25/2020

Simio offers all standard and basic functionality for the most simulation purposes. It has nice featrues when loading data from foreign systems into the internal table structure. Sometimes, it would be good to have something like a script language to provide user specific actions in a simple way rather than using the graphical process view, which gets sometimes very complicated.

Nice internal table structure and connection to the model entities

Graphical "programming" of user code sometimes get very complicated, a scripüt language support would be very helpful
Comentário deixado em 03/24/2020
Allissa Contopoulos

My learn about simio simulation software, begin in the university in my class of plant design, is a software very versatile and is very easy the integration with other software like sketchup for 3D model's and visualization

Easy learning, integration and visualization with another software

Summary statics is very complex, will be more explicit
Comentário deixado em 03/23/2020
Colfin Athy

Uses a simulation model to accurately represent the complexities important to your domain.

Comentário deixado em 03/23/2020

The oportunity to create a wonderfull simulation of your process

The cost, it is so expensive for medium companies
Comentário deixado em 03/23/2020

I use SIMIO for support of my teaching for more than five years. My classes are for business and IT students, so my evaluation is based on both users' and administrators' aspects of this software.

Comentário deixado em 03/22/2020
Fasto Weidert

When it comes to using Simio as a simulation modeling and analysis tool, there are many benefits such as user-friendly interface, many powerful features in detail levels, continuous improvements (even though too frequent updates), etc. However, standing out among them is the CUSTOMER SUPPORT. Every time I have any question and contact the support group, they are willing to answer in a timely manner. I have both graduate and undergraduate students using Simio, and they all have been consistently receiving great help.

- suporte ao cliente

Comentário deixado em 03/22/2020

The software is very easy to use. It allows the students to put together a simple working model very quickly. Its experimentation mode allows for comparison of different scenarios, and the charting features and statistical results are easy to follow. Students love the 3D animation.

Honestly, I can't think of any. The workbook for Simio provides a step-by-step illustration and truly allows the users to grasp a new modeling concept within a fairly short amount of time. Granted, it takes practice to be able to remember the features and steps, but that is true of any simulation software packages.
Comentário deixado em 03/21/2020
Traver Pecci

Ease of use and smooth integration between various libraries. To make your animation looks great is a breeze. We have tried quite complex expressions and Simio was always up to it. It is very quick to test a concept due to objects and easy to use processes.

The fact that in the "State Variable Name" field you don't have access to the normal Expression Builder. This is true for all Assign functions.
Comentário deixado em 03/21/2020
Chemar Ballejos

I learned on Arena in school but have been using Simio for 4-5 years now in a professional setting and it has been great.

Simio has been easy to learn and allows great flexibility and power for modeling different scenarios. Additionally, the company has been great to work with and the staff is very knowledgeable, friendly and accessible. You can tell they have a great company culture.

On bigger models it can run a little slow, but this is probably mainly a hardware issue or a lack of modeling efficiency on my end.
Comentário deixado em 03/21/2020
Glory Haakenson

Simio is an extremely powerful tool and it really makes one's life so much easier for simulations. Simio also does have a workbook that has lot of exercises that one can go through and learn a lot about the software. Once one has their head grasped around the concept, this software can save time, money, effort and provide accuracy.

I absolutely love using Simio. It is such a powerful tool and it makes sense why the premium paid version is so expensive. However the biggest pro I see is that there is a free version that can be used which can help one understand the world of simulation. Simio has everything one needs to perform the complicated simulation process that otherwise would require us to write 100s of lines of code and make debugging difficult and daunting. I have been using Simio to do various distribution simulations such as uniform, exponential, triangular and so on and I don;t have to think how to do random number generation. Simio has so much more tool such as I love the reliability function where i can define what are likelihood of a machine failing and how much it would affect my throughput and productivity due to the varying repair times. The best part of Simio is that you can see the live simulation of your system in real time. Create a simulation for a M/M/1 queuing system to replicate a ice-cream store and watch how your customers arrival and service times affects your business. Fun part of simio is one can actually assing model entities with actual people and replace boxes with actual images which makes the presentation part of your system more engaging with the team. if you are a simulation guy/girl/business this software has everything one needs to validate, verify the architecture and answer questions that is not possible to be solved analytically.

It is lot of work to learn this software and there are not much resources online readily available. Most resources are integrated to Simio and so looking at videos provided by Simio and reading the help section is the way to go. The free software however cannot simulate really huge simulation system and at that point one needs to purchase the paid version. getting around the software is daunting and there are lot of aspects one needs to know to figure out how to create their system.
Comentário deixado em 03/20/2020
Aniweta Kreke

easy to learn and very modular, which means you can do most things without hassling with the menus,etc.

The software support is great but the search menu could be advanced to find what you need exactly...
Comentário deixado em 03/20/2020
Thalassa Mirmow

I was using Arena for 5 years until we got to know SImio. It was a breakthrough. We started using it and never stopped after that, in the university and in our consulting firm.


Comentário deixado em 03/19/2020

I've been using Simio for about 2 months now and am very happy with the software to date. The product takes a little longer to learn than some of the other packages I have used in the past, however this seems to be related to the fact that there is a lot of content and options, specifically the combination of process and object environment. This combination, when used correctly has the opportunity to help develop large models quickly. Model execution speed and automated results collection and scenario managers also excellent.

Comentário deixado em 03/18/2020

SIMIO is amazing simulation Software Tool. It helps student performing their projects easily and proficiently

Comentário deixado em 03/17/2020

Simio provides a user friendly interface that allows me to do my work quickly and effectively. It was very easy to get up to speed with Simio after initially learning the simulation language Arena in college. Simio makes it simple to model complex processes while incorporating 3D animation, helping our clients quickly understand how the model is working. I would highly recommend Simio to anyone who is looking for a powerful simulation software that can span across industries and applications. Simio uses sprints to constantly improve their product, taking direct feedback from the people who are using the software daily. They have a great team of developers and engineers who understand the software deeply and are willing to go the extra mile to help answer questions. I gave four stars for features & overall quality because Simio has improved greatly since I began using it several years ago, and I know that it will become even better in the future!

Flexibility, ease of use, responsive development team

Nothing immediately comes to mind!
Comentário deixado em 03/15/2020

This software package can handle highly complex systems and has multiple ways to implement process triggers, constraints and statistical data. This makes it much easier to find a method that works best for the user and simplifies the learning curve for a simulation software. SIMIO's optQuest feature is accurate, easy to use, and delivers detailed reports for optimized processes. I strongly recommend SIMIO for both beginners and advanced users.

Comentário deixado em 03/15/2020

I love the flexibility of the software the most. Out of the box the software can do almost anything you need either standard library objects. But for those rare instances where a standard object just isn't quite what you need the software allows you to customize an existing object or build your. It's awesome!

Honestly the only thing I can think of that might be considered a con is that when you start to import custom graphics objects the file size can get pretty large and the model starts to slow down.
Comentário deixado em 03/14/2020

I came to Simio whilst looking to re-engage with simulation. As a previous user of other simulation software packages I have found Simio very easy to work with although there is a bit more "programming" and other nuances to master when compared to some other packages. Despite this I have found it easy to create some quite complex scenarios and obtain some very useful data that I would not have otherwise been able to get. The support team are great and very friendly and over all I find the package excellent. I would certainly recommend this to others.

Intuitive, good graphics, simple to use once you have understood some of the quirks regarding work centre programming.

The reports have too much information (pivot tables) and I have yet to work out how to isolate specific work centres at specific times. Thus it is difficult to pin down where WIP is gathering sometimes. This is probably due to my relative inexperience with the software.
Comentário deixado em 03/14/2020
Thekla Bridenstine

Relatively easy to learn and to use. Has great flexibility for almost any simulation application. Integrates well with data bases and can be readily extended for specific applications.

Sometimes its hard to keep up with the latest development, due to frequent updates and development. The development version cycle is about six weeks, so updates and new features come out frequently.
Comentário deixado em 03/12/2020

We purchased 2 licenses. The SimBit is really good, an excellent tool for quick start. The introduction is really good. The concept of token need to be more emphasized in the guid

No coding characteristic

Comentário deixado em 03/11/2020
Sorkin Basich

Simio is a tool made for architectural plans to turn to a 3D moving draft by the use of our modern technology. It has the same concept and design as a microsoft office software so its more familiar to the user which makes it easier to navigate. And unlike other draft making softwares, Simio can start with already made templates or even from an actual image and move on from there.

Keyboard shortcuts might be really useful, but Simio offers very little of it. But in general, the most frequently utilized tools have keyboard shortcuts like turning from 2D to 3D etc, which can be very helpful for the users.
Comentário deixado em 03/11/2020
Cleave Renshaw

Simio certainly delivey more realistic results than the simple spread-sheet based calculations we used previously, however you really need to invest a vast amount of effort in the model to be able to get an accurate and believable result.

The program gives an incredible amount of information and is far more accurate than the spread-sheet based caclulations we used in the past.

Setup of a true working model is very complicated and terribly time consuming. This is not a simple "drop in a box or two to make a production line and there it works" type of program, you need to invest the time using accurate input information in order to be able develop a true working model. Thereafter you need to keep updating your models in order to keep them relevant.
Comentário deixado em 09/09/2019
Lauder Schanding

The software has good functionality and is easy to apply and model.

The preview interface is not very dynamic and user friendly.
Comentário deixado em 10/08/2018

SIMIO's ease of use allows it to schedule and define production areas, programs and operations.

Easy of Use, complex ability in a user friendly configuration.

Large programs can slow down the system. Recovery is immediate afterwards.
Comentário deixado em 10/05/2018
Emmalynne Elsken

We've been able to compare projects and their impacts on our distribution centres.

It's very visual and this makes it much easier to convince stakeholders of solutions shown with Simio. The software also helps us with decision making.

It's not always obvious how the software works, so training and good online resources are definitely necessary. Luckily Simio does provide these, you just need to take the time to sit and play around with the software.
Comentário deixado em 09/28/2018
Ylla Lappinga

Can be applied to many different scenarios and is easy to toggle between 3D and 2D modelling.

Available libraries is limited so support is required or training
Comentário deixado em 09/18/2018
Garcia Escovedo

This software has features to simulate different discrete event scenarios and is really good for use in supply chain and industrial engineering applications

This software is not good for agent based simulations such as multi agent simulations
Comentário deixado em 08/08/2018
Yurik Ishii

Simio software consists of standardized library. In order to focus on the visuals and to forget the analysis, this software is really easy for creating simulation models. It is no doubt the superb choice for business. It is quite easy to learn while other simulation software are quite difficult to learn comparatively. Its functionalities are really awesome with less time consuming. No doubt best ever simulation software. Matchless software with fantastic 3D animations.

There are not any specific cons about this software. Simulation is mostly written in graphical programming language which is no doubt easy for small and quick designs but as we move further this software is failed to navigate while discussing large and complex simulations. Above discuss is the only con I can hardly think of.
Comentário deixado em 08/02/2018

I used SIMIO as part os my Masters course in Industrial Engineering in order to develop a fictional environment and search for better configurations, on an iteractive process. The software easily allowed me to manipulate the system in order to achieve my objectives, it is well designed and is customizable to great extent.

Easy of use and very intuitive when you get introduced with the basic. It allows for easy creation, editing and analysis of complex systems simulation.

Advanced functions might get hard to use if you don't have an experienced user helping you. Error messages could be more explicit and create a reference to where the configurational conflict lies.
Comentário deixado em 06/27/2018
Lorain Polynice

Able to simulate and assess "what-if" scenarios for complex airline operations for understanding investment benefits, operational bottlenecks, and potential benefits of process improvements.

Enterprise team version allows us to have multiple users with limited amount of license; Easy to integrate with Excel for data input and output

Marginally on the higher side of memory intensive application; does not have/limited option/APIs to use the simulation engine outside of the SIMIO application.
Comentário deixado em 06/26/2018
Jeramie Munter

The user interface is one of the best in the market. It´s always improving and they have an amazing team for support. They have helped me several times with questions that I had. Most of the time they answer the same day.

I recently started to use Dashboards. However, there is not much info about how to use it and develop it. Anyway, this is a minor detail.
Comentário deixado em 06/26/2018

The software provides a lot of functionality that can be applied by the user. The huge coverage of subject areas allows people from different background to use simulation in their work

While there is a library of simbits to use, it does take a bit of thinking to link the simbits to a specific problem. This is especially difficult for newbies.
Comentário deixado em 06/23/2018

I consider that Simio has an excellent set of feature for animations, statistical reports and scenery comparison tools. Another feature I like Simio is the mode how one can define variables in any simulation models.

Too much details for modelling discrete event dynamic systems, what difficult the modelling of systems.
Comentário deixado em 06/22/2018
Fannie Bakaler

Muito fácil de usar

The amount of documentation is very good. The one prepared by SIMIO is excellent. It is very easy to use.

If I have a specific doubt, I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to solve it. I need a very good computer to run smoothly.
Comentário deixado em 06/22/2018

I have a good amount of experience with Arena and I can see how faster it can be with Simio to accomplish the same thing, especially the animation. I also appreciate the agent-based modeling with the token concept.

I find there is a lack of documentation in general. I have not found good documentation on functions and applications. Simbit is limited and examples are sometimes too complex. I have not found a description of functions and different utilization example. I would have liked to see a description of all functionalities of a server for example. There are so many users that come from Arena, I would have expected to see documentation to address the differences and suggest best practices to approach modeling.
Comentário deixado em 06/20/2018

We replaced previous simulation software that was used for research and teaching. The overall performance is wonderful.

The ease of use and of parametrization of elements. In honest comparison with other software of similar capability, the elements parameter are incredibly easy to access and to modify. The simulations themselves seem to have been otpimized in comparison to similar software on the market, as the computing time for similar task is quite reduced.

The documentation of the software might need improvement, as it tends to be sometimes complicated to obtain specific information on specific matter. The recommended books and written tutorials are not always sufficient for the variety of simulaiton work that one may encounter
Comentário deixado em 06/20/2018
Stiegler Ceravolo

Ability to visually show to management how bad the queuing can be and the effect of adding resources.

Very easy to use even for someone that has no experience in modelization or operational research.

We can't write in a single CSV file the results of multiple replications. Need to use a VBA code to merge the CSV file of each replication
Comentário deixado em 06/19/2018

Very easy to get started and model most simulation-related processes quickly. Users like the customizable entities and integration of downloadable 3D models to make the visualization very realistic.

Data import of large data sets with many different attributes is limited by the current interface. Customizing entity flow is only possible to some extent.
Comentário deixado em 04/23/2018
Alexandra Tio

Simio has been greatly improving our research outputs and soliciting more research projects.

Simio provides great animation and is relatively easy to learn. Once you signed up for Simio newsletters, they will deliver emails regularly to inform you of interesting events.

It might not be a limitation of SImio but rather my unfamiliarity with that function. I know Arena can be integrated with optimization tools. I hope Simio has similar functionalities and promote it.
Comentário deixado em 07/13/2017
Guy Ona

Company spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year moving equipment and supplies to offshore drilling units and producing assets. We use Simio to determine optimal vessel fleet size and develop 10 days shipment schedules daily. Tool works well and has enabled us to reduce our fleet size considerably.

Handles highly complex simulations--we model 25+ slips, 30 vessels, 25 offshore locations, and more than 30 different types of demand product types such as barite, cement, casing, and baskets. Scheduler optimizes schedule based on lowest tangible and intangible costs and considers weather forecast, crew change schedules, and tank cleaning.

Simulation is written in a graphical programming language which is great for small, quick designs, but gets cumbersome to navigate in very large and complex simulations.
Comentário deixado em 07/11/2017

I can model whatever I want to model in healthcare systems rapidly. It is a create communication tool and makes important decision easier.

Ease of ease. Smooth interface. I also like that I can "get under the hood" and customize it to my hearts desire. Again, I can create models quickly and model any scenario that comes up in an emergency department. We are know expanding its use to include inpatient services and other service lines. Great product!

Nothing really. It has become part and parcel with me over time. I would be nice if it had more pre-built healthcare models (anything to make my job easier)
Comentário deixado em 07/11/2017

Easy to learn how to use it. Covers almost any need for an undergraduate course or project.

Official SIMIO Tutorials are not updated and limited. I guess It's because courses are sold too, but the basic modeling should be available in several languages.
Comentário deixado em 03/14/2017

I have used Simio for almost 2 months. It is by far the easiest simulation package that can do 2D and 3D animation. Simio is also very easy to simulate a queuing system and easy to export the result in csv format. One noticeable drawback is the default value that Simio record was not consistent with the meaning of analytical model. For example, when I define maximum system capacity, the recorded value after simulation run seemed to go over the defined parameter. Thus, I've got to define my own state variable to record what I need (number in the system). BTW, I haven't tried the movable resource and many features yet, so couldn't write a review about it. However, if I have to model those other features, I will write a review some more.

easy to do 2D and 3D animation.

the meaning of the recorded values from simulation may be defined differently from analytical model.
Comentário deixado em 03/13/2017

I have been using SIMIO to optimize airport operations for six years and have been very happy with its ease of use, versatility, built-in features, and capability to customize processes. Technical support from SIMIO has always been good. People are pleased with the quality of the visual output and now that we can use the Occulus Rift to provide an immersive experience, there is even more to be pleased about SIMIO.

Ability to embed metrics in the simulation.

Management of interaction between entities during movement in free space to simulate for instance pedestrian movements on a sidewalk. They sometimes seem to get stuck against each other instead of walking around each others.
Comentário deixado em 03/13/2017
Psyche Zamor

As a Professor, I have been using SIMIO. Simio is object oriented and easy to use in complex projects. The user interface and the capabilities to build sophisticated libraries are a big plus. In addition, the utilization by industry makes it a good Industrial Standard and a good line in any CV to look for a job in simulation. The capabilities to make your own libraries are very important to do research. The SIMIO team includes the recent advances in the theory of simulation in this tools and that makes it even more powerful.

Object Oriented

Comentário deixado em 03/13/2017

I find Simio very powerful simulation language with lots of features. I taught ARENA and SIMAN prior to learning Simio three years ago. However, my students find it hard to learn how to model using Simio, especially advanced features (concept of Model vs Model Entity State Variables, tables and matrices). I have not mastered Scheduling part of Simio yet which I would like to teach in a Scheduling Theory course, one of these days.

Functionality and modeling flexibility.

Not easy to teach to my students, not easy to learn advanced features.
Comentário deixado em 03/13/2017
Kahlil Tanigawa

I have used SIMIO ofr the last 8 years. It has improved a lot and, at this time, I think is the best simulation software.

fácil de usar

a bigger library and the possibility of integrating all simulaiton paradigms
Comentário deixado em 03/13/2017

I have worked with the top discrete event simulation packages and I prefer simio. Easy to use, nice features, easily flexible.

Ease of use for complicated models, 3d animation

Licensing methods
Comentário deixado em 03/10/2017

the software provides a wide range of possibilities to simulate and test known and unknown systems for better preparedness in their implementation.

facilidade de utilização

Comentário deixado em 03/08/2017
Algy Lohan

I am a teacher at Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala and I have been watching the improvement in my students over the years.

Ease of use and the software includes almost anything we need

You don't have a version for Mac OS
Comentário deixado em 03/08/2017

I use Simio for some years now and it is always very fruitful. We simulated shops for aircraft composite parts, not only for us but also for customers. It is very easy to understand how Simio works and how to program it even for big shops to simulate. When we got experience with the software, we even started to link it with Excel to allow to manage shops in real time. Feel free to watch the video of Simio we placed on Youtube.

The visualisation of the machines and of the shop in general.

Sometime, a bit hard to to understand how to program very specific operations; the tric is to think like a software programmer
Comentário deixado em 03/08/2017
Tronna Shafran

SIMIO help me a lot as Teacher for industrial engineer tópics like simulation, optmization and DOE.

the graphics diagrams and option to validate results

Some gaps between the examples and the explanations to define the characteristics.
Comentário deixado em 11/09/2016
Sola Mastalski

It is very easy when building simulation models to focus on the visuals and forget the analysis. After all, we need to convince the stakeholders that the solution we propose will deliver what it says on the tin and what better way than to mesmerise them with animation. Actually, there is another way, demonstrate that all scenarios have been considered and with an inflated chest lay down the challenge, "tell me where I have gone wrong and I'll tell you what data I need to determine whether its fact or fiction".

Standard Library - Object Orientated approach to modelling means models can become objects in other models.

Deixe um comentário para Simio