Discrete event simulation consists of a simulation model that is driven by internal model events triggered by actions within the model. Discrete event simulation models help analyze the impact of constraint changes on the simulated envrionment. Dynamic, On-the-fly discrete event software, like Simcad Pro, allow those changes to be performed during the simulation run and without the need to stop/restart the simulation.
Simcad Pro®, discrete event simulation software offers an intuitive and interactive 3D simulation environment to improve, optimize and visualize process flow systems. Simcad Pro® enables users to plan, optimize, and re-arrange processes and procedures while optimizing layouts, facility improvement, automation and schedules. Simcad Pro® integrates with live and historical data to provide the most effective and interactive simulation system on the market today. Applications in multiple industries including manufacturing, automation, logistics, distribution warehouse, food and beverage, services, and more.
Includes Custom dashboards, full 3D Animation capability, Auto-scaling from CAD files, collision detection, and support for a large set of 2D and 3D file formats.
External Data Systems ( Extensive connectivity to most data systems ) - Unlimited number of external data connections or applications.
Connect prior to, during, and after the simulation run. Analyze data with the built in scenario manager, or export it to a wide variety of applications.
With every model built, Simcad Pro® automatically computes and generates the model value stream map and all required lean analysis
Including Spaghetti Diagrams, Swim Lanes, heat maps, efficiency and OEE analysis. Simcad Pro® also provides an extensive list of reporting and analysis tools to further improve the lean analysis enviroment:
Simcad Pro Elite was used for the analysis and optimization of a regional distribution center. Using the interactive modeling capability we were able to quickly identify the optimal layout along with the required design changes. Optimization of processing behavior in receiving and put away was also a focus of the model. Our first project with Simcad Pro Elite yielded an initial return on investment of 900% along with ongoing yearly savings and a reduction of time required for receiving and put away by 50%.
Fortune 100 Direct to Consumer Company
Utilizing Simcad for optimizing production schedules enabled us to achieve a reduction in lead time of 42%. The nature of our product is very variable and job priority constantly fluctuates. After working with other simulation tools it was beyond frustrating trying to update the model based on connectivity to SAP and real-time shop floor data. Simcad Pro enabled for us to achieve optimal scheduling of rush, and jobs with changing priorities through the interaction with SAP and shop floor controls. The integrated connectivity was a joy to work with as I am not a programmer or database expert.
National Security Solutions Provider
Selecting Simcad Pro as our choice for AGV simulation was confirmed after our first project. With an initial cost avoidance of $500,000 along with ongoing increases in efficiency and additional throughput gains of 20% it was clear that Simcad Pro was the right choice.
Global Food Production Company
Tasked with having to design a layout for a set of new work cells I explored many of the 3D simulation tools available on the market and found that I didn’t really want to build a 3D model and then have to define flow-charts, paths, networks, and other confusing model constructs. With Simcad Pro I found that the modeling experience did not require me to work in multiple different views as everything was in one easy to work with interactive 3D environment. This made the 3D visual aspect very easy to identify but, more importantly, the optimal logic and behavior required to achieve the necessary throughput was quickly defined using the dynamic modeling capability of Simcad Pro.
Independent Contract Manufacturing Consultant
We worked with a major automation company and were given a $1,000,000+ proposal for new equipment. One of our corporate managers had doubts as to whether the proposed system could meet our throughput requirements. The automation vendor's analysis suggested that the system would meet our requirements (complete with 3D visualization and simulation of the solution). We decided to buy Simcad pro to validate the proposed system, and found that it was in fact not going to meet our needs.
Regional Distribution Facility
For a non-engineer, I found the UI and building base process models easy to learn which made for a shorter learning curve.The interface is very easy to use and the drag a drop functionality helps you create models very quickly.
Simcad Pro User
I look forward to working with Simcad Pro software and CreateASoft’s excellent support staff on future projects within MetalTek International -Wisconsin Centrifugal Division.
Not only did it allow [them] … to consider alternative processes quickly, but the animation allowed people on the assembly line to see their operation in action and understand the timing of the whole process.
I use Simcad Pro for capital equipment sales so I can’t carry around heavy automation and when a DVD can’t help a customer visualize how my automation will impact their business I can run a customer’s current state vs future automated state, with their actual data, over any time period. Not only is the ROI validated but the customer can see how fixing one process also impacts associated process i.e. additional savings and improvement.
Using Simcad Pro, we were able to reveal exactly how bottlenecks resolved, and demonstrate how our implementation would provide the proper throughput required by our client. The total value of this project will exceed $1.8 Million - we now have the contract and purchase order.
Automation Technologies Industries
Visibility of the process. Once you have a working model it’s amazing how you can see things that you would have missed. Then you can quickly make changes to determine the best system improvements to make without spending any money! The visualization also makes it much easier to sell this to your potential customers.
Gavin – SlewPro
The graphical interface and direct correlation of objects moving through the system using an image of the CAD representative cell is extremely helpful when explaining a process to our customers.
Pre-sales simulation runs dramatically improve our ability to develop realistic proposals for our customers.
The biggest benefit has been the ability to gain meaningful insights on the impact of system changes to resource utilization and flow through the facility. Factors that may have been overlooked such as bottlenecks or the true impact to resource utilization can be uncovered and visually displayed for others to see.
Patrick - Process Design
The most helpful feature of Simcad is the lack/absence of code writing that is needed to create an accurate model.
I [also] really like the way the process extensions have been simplified to make incorporating logical statements into your model for advanced functionality manageable.
Consultant, Simcad Pro Elite User
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