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In facility design you can compare alternatives, analyze change and insure your investments. In Planning and Scheduling you can improve your daily operations, deliver on time and budget.


Average Ratings

49 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Simio
  • www.simio.com
  • Founded 2005
  • United States

About Simio

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.


Simio Features

  • 1D Simulation
  • 3D Simulation
  • Continuous Modeling
  • Design Analysis
  • Direct Manipulation
  • Discrete Event Modeling
  • Dynamic Modeling
  • Graphical Modeling
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Motion Modeling
  • Stochastic Modeling

Simio Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Employing Simio to size offshore vessel fleet (e.g. forecast charters) and to schedule shipments

Jul 13, 2017
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

Overall: 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.

Easy to learn and use, for professionals and students.

Jul 11, 2017
5/5
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Pros: Easy to learn how to use it.
Covers almost any need for an undergraduate course or project.
Cost less than other software that have almost the same performance.
Fast customer support.

Cons: 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.
Image/symbol importing not the best thing: Many images, but many no suited for insert in the models considering shape and size.
It could have more specialized libraries.

This is the best simulation software I have ever worked with as an operations research analyst

Jul 11, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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Pros: 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!

Cons: 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.

Simio has allowed me to easily model different emergency department operational models for clients.

Jul 11, 2017
5/5
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Pros: 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!

Cons: 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)

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

Great visualization tool for process improvement

Apr 06, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: I was a research scientist and involved in many health care related projects. We often use Simio for process improvement. It is a great tool.

Learning simio simulation

Mar 14, 2017
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4 / 5
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Pros: Easy learning, integration and visualization with another software

Cons: Summary statics is very complex, will be more explicit

Overall: 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

SIMIO in higher education

Mar 14, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: 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.

Great Simulation Package

Mar 14, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: easy to do 2D and 3D animation.

Cons: the meaning of the recorded values from simulation may be defined differently from analytical model.

Overall: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: good product but need to double check on the definition/meaning of the word in Simio.

Very good simulation software

Mar 13, 2017
4/5
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Pros: Very intuitive, good user interface.

Cons: I would appreciate having such a simulation software (or at least a good part of it) on iOS with iPad.

Overall: I have experience with Simio as well as with SIMUL8, AnyLogic and Stella. I appreciate the way Simio handles scenarios/experiments.

I am having fun!

Mar 13, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: I love having lots of resources for a progressive learning experience. I have been teaching simulation for a while and for the last year I have taught an elective usimg Simio. My students really like it and enjoyed participating in the student competition. Keep up the good work! I hope to be able to attend one of your advanced courses for faculty.

SIMIUSS ( SIMIO + USS)

Mar 13, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Comments: I have applied SIMIO SW in different reproductive Systems, bank, Urgent center system, lunch university rooms, transporting milk ,office public health.
the answer of SW it is powerful an very fast.
en my opinion the SW it is very flexible, any people can use it with easily. sin however,the simulation of a proccess can be complex it depend the system.

Simon for health care

Mar 13, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Visuals

Cons: Not as easy as flexsim

Overall: I was working with graduate students on a lot of Health care projects and we used Simio often. It's a very nice software with great visuals.

Recommendations to other buyers: Improve the user friendly ness

University of Houston

Mar 13, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Functionality and modeling flexibility.

Cons: Not easy to teach to my students, not easy to learn advanced features.

Overall: 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.

The best Discrete Event Simulator

Mar 13, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Object Oriented
Easy to Use
Use by Industry

Overall: 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.

Simio provides a great simulation tool

Mar 13, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: Intuitive, good graphics, simple to use once you have understood some of the quirks regarding work centre programming.

Cons: 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.

Overall: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: Get hold of an evaluation copy and use the on line tutorials. These are really great and informative. The support team are very friendly as well and also a mine of useful knowledge and experience.

A Great Multi Purpose Simulation Package

Mar 13, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Ability to embed metrics in the simulation.

Cons: 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.

Overall: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take the initial training course customized to your particular type of simulation to get properly set up.

Can't go wrong

Mar 13, 2017
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Pros: Ease of use for complicated models, 3d animation

Cons: Licensing methods

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

Recommended Simulator

Mar 13, 2017
5/5
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Pros: Is friendly and powerful

Cons: SIMIO hasn`t Analysis of Variance in its modules. So it is necessary to export data to statistical software to analize results.

Overall: 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.

A great tool for Decisión Making

Mar 13, 2017
5/5
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Pros: easy of use

Cons: a bigger library and the possibility of integrating all simulaiton paradigms

Overall: 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.
As a profesor and a researcher, my students and I take advantage of its flexibility, easy of use, and performance.
Great job guys.

Recommendations to other buyers: You should have a free student versión. just for 6 months.

Industrial Engineering Professor

Mar 13, 2017
5/5
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Comments: SIMIO is amazing simulation Software Tool. It helps student performing their projects easily and proficiently

Excelent customer support and frequent updates

Mar 13, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: User support is quick and helps with solving problems
Great community of users with usefull forum
Great 3D visualization
Object, entity, process oriented simulation software
Easy to use

Cons: didn't find any

Overall: 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.

First time Simio User, long term simulation user

Mar 13, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Comments: 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.

What I always wanted to do in Simulation

Mar 13, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: I love the object orientation that allows the developer to go to a very deep level and to build very high level objects that may be reused in a very robust manner.

SIMIO is Amazing

Mar 13, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
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Pros: The ability to use data modeling to add intelligence to the entities is amazing.
The task precedence ability is another feature where SIMIO stands apart. Finally the ability to model dynamic moving resources is another great feature.

Cons: 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.

Overall: 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.

Best simulation software i ever tried

Mar 13, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use

Overall: 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.

Simio a world of possibilities

Mar 09, 2017
3/5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: ease of use
availability of student version and research version

Cons: none

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

Recommendations to other buyers: none

Great simulation software

Mar 09, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is relatively easy to use. Provides a wonderful animation. It is up-to-date. Practical scheduling and planning feature.

Cons: Sometimes it is difficult to build a logic, especially with processes.

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

Solid software for standard simulation purposes with some nice features

Mar 08, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Nice internal table structure and connection to the model entities
Fast start and use in standard simulation problems

Cons: Graphical "programming" of user code sometimes get very complicated, a scripüt language support would be very helpful

Overall: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: No

SimBit is good

Mar 08, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: No coding characteristic

Cons: Price

Overall: 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

Recommendations to other buyers: 3D skectch warehouse

Industrial engnieer coordinador

Mar 08, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: the graphics diagrams and option to validate results

Cons: Some gaps between the examples and the explanations to define the characteristics.

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

The fastest simulation software so far

Mar 08, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: Its easy to understand and navigate through the different options.

Cons: Its graphics are not totally high definition, it could improve.

Overall: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: More online material and tutorials for some of the possible functions that are a bit more complex to work through.

SIMIO as an optimization tool

Mar 08, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Comments: 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.

Great Product & Team

Mar 08, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Flexibility, ease of use, responsive development team

Cons: Nothing immediately comes to mind!

Overall: 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!

Utility for aircraft part development

Mar 08, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The visualisation of the machines and of the shop in general.
The link with Excel for daily use in real life.

Cons: Sometime, a bit hard to to understand how to program very specific operations; the tric is to think like a software programmer

Overall: 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.

Pierre Severin, engineering team leader at Coexpair

Recommendations to other buyers: Use it to manage your shop!

User-friendly environment

Mar 08, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: User-friendly environment and 3D animated modeling

Overall: We have been using SIMIO for many years now and have been very happy with it. SIMIO can be used very easily by everyone. It makes for an easy transition.

The best tool for discrete event simulation

Mar 08, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: It can be used to design with the needed level of detail so you can have an overview of the whole problem or go to the minimum detail of every process

Summarizing my Simio experience for $10

Mar 08, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Elegant interface and data structure, Siman brought to its best.

Cons: Lack of support for big models. Limitations in graphical display.
Many expressions too deeply embedded. Too much clicks required. Lack of quick programming shorcuts.

Overall: 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".

Recommendations to other buyers: No, just on the sales strategy.

A software that makes simulation a "real thing"

Mar 08, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The visual simulation

Cons: non

Overall: I teach in strategic planning and direction of technology for post grads and a basic issue is the decision making for which SIMIO has helped us (students and I) to get a very clear comprehension of what would happen if the input and the process change in a system. I would like to add that most of my students work in industries and SIMIO has been used to simulate a lot of real issues.

Simio Software Review

Mar 08, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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Comments: The software was easy to use and install. It seems to be very functional for the purpose it was created. We were not able to adopt SIMIO as it did not fit our curriculum.

Excellent customer support

Mar 08, 2017
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Pros: - customer support
- many functions

Overall: 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.

Academic review

Mar 08, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: Simio has been a powerful tool to support many research projects and to develop competences in simulation, in both undergraduate and graduate courses.

mydrYAMeview

Mar 08, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Simio is an excellent simulation software, especially for teaching simulation courses. With a grant from Simio to use the software, I think I had made the right choice to use Simio in my Business Simulation class

Great tool

Mar 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use and the software includes almost anything we need

Cons: You don't have a version for Mac OS

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

Recommendations to other buyers: Great tool, keep on going

Simio review

Jan 25, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: It is a good simulation software with easy to understand charts and reports. Its visuals are very good and easy to use.

Awsome Simulation package

Jan 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Simio is great software with lots of eas-to-use functions which makes modeling enjoyable and easy to learn.

Simulating with the Analyst in Mind

Nov 09, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

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

Copy and Paste - Processes data, functions etc can be copied between models.

Key Felds ¿ Data can be created like a database i.e. enter once use multiple times.

External Data - Supports links with external data files such as CSV or excel.

Easy Scenario Creation - Experiment function allows easy creation of multiple experiments and comparison of results.

Overall: 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".

Simio like most major simulation engines allows 3D visualisation and what is nice is a simple press of the '2' and '3' keys smoothly transitions you from 2D to 3D respectively. Add Google Warehouse and importing 3DSMax files and decent visuals can be shown. Developers please add STP or IGES file format.

This simulation engine seems to have been developed with not only the ability to quickly model with little to no code writing experience, but also empowers one to devise and quickly run scenarios that can answer the real questions and find those sensitive areas/ optimal solutions.

The start of any simulation project should start with the agreed conceptual model. This boils down to possible resources and a general set of inputs that trigger delays and produce outputs. Simio supports this basic concept in its standard library of objects. The object orientated approach means that these basic objects can be modified by adding more detailed lower level processes or modifying original logic. Of course the model is an object that can be imported into another model. Gaining model acceptance is generally easier with collaboration, so showing the team their input has been incorporated in a way that resembles the conceptual model goes a long way.

The power of discrete event simulation is its ability to handle random events. Simio has the standard list of distributions which using a form of intellitype is easy to define. Note to developers, it would be great if intellitype is available in all fields. Of course with distributions come replications, which using the Experiments function allow the analyst to create and execute scenarios using different user defined input parameters and compare results based on user defined KPIs. But Simio has another trick up its sleeve, using the Input Parameters tab and defining the distributions with the sample size, provides a neat way to analyse the impact the distribution has on specific result parameters.

Simio Software and Risk-based Planning and Scheduling (RSP)

Sep 15, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: 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.

Great Software!

Sep 14, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: 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.

3 years simulation experience with the following packages:
Witness, Arena, FlexSim, and SIMIO

Flexiblility to deal with hard to schedule domains.

Aug 25, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Uses a simulation model to accurately represent the complexities important to your domain.
Includes comprehensive and interactive reporting.
Features risk analysis to tell you how likely you are to meet a schedule and provide an objective way to compare alternatives.
Includes 2D and 3D animation to help understand and communicate the solution.
Uses the power of the cloud (Azure) to run and distribute the schedules.