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SimioAvaliações: 75 | Classificação geral: Boa
Simio Simulation and Scheduling Software (www.simio.com) 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.
More tutorials on how to use certain aspects of the software for students. I also sometimes the way to get clipart sometimes gets stuck.
i least like the inability to view logs over multiple simulations to track information like buffer queues over time.
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
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.
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.
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).
Nothing. It is extremely comprehensive with ground breaking advances which are optimally positioned for industry 4.0
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.
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.
Its easy to understand and navigate through the different options.
Its graphics are not totally high definition, it could improve.
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.
Simio is very complex and takes full on training to use well, it is definitely not one to pick up and teach yourself.
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.
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.
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.
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.
User support is quick and helps with solving problems
didn't find any
Elegant interface and data structure, Siman brought to its best.
Lack of support for big models. Limitations in graphical display.
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.
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.
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
Easy learning, integration and visualization with another software
Summary statics is very complex, will be more explicit
The cost, it is so expensive for medium companies
- suporte ao cliente
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.
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.
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.
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.
The software support is great but the search menu could be advanced to find what you need exactly...
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Flexibility, ease of use, responsive development team
Nothing immediately comes to mind!
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.
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.
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.
No coding characteristic
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.
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.
The preview interface is not very dynamic and user friendly.
Easy of Use, complex ability in a user friendly configuration.
Large programs can slow down the system. Recovery is immediate afterwards.
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.
Available libraries is limited so support is required or training
This software is not good for agent based simulations such as multi agent simulations
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Too much details for modelling discrete event dynamic systems, what difficult the modelling of systems.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
easy to do 2D and 3D animation.
the meaning of the recorded values from simulation may be defined differently from analytical model.
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.
Functionality and modeling flexibility.
Not easy to teach to my students, not easy to learn advanced features.
fácil de usar
a bigger library and the possibility of integrating all simulaiton paradigms
Ease of use for complicated models, 3d animation
facilidade de utilização
Ease of use and the software includes almost anything we need
You don't have a version for Mac OS
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
the graphics diagrams and option to validate results
Some gaps between the examples and the explanations to define the characteristics.
Standard Library - Object Orientated approach to modelling means models can become objects in other models.