Who Uses This Software?

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

96 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • 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

  • 3D Modeling
  • Agent-Based Modeling
  • Continuous Modeling
  • Design Analysis
  • Direct Manipulation
  • Discrete Event Modeling
  • Dynamic Modeling
  • Graphical Modeling
  • Industry Specific Database
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Motion Modeling
  • Presentation Tools
  • Stochastic Modeling
  • Turbulence Modeling
  • "What If" Scenarios
  • Automated Rescheduling
  • Bottleneck Optimization
  • Capacity Planning
  • Constraint Scheduling
  • Job Scheduling
  • Material Planning
  • Priority-Based Scheduling
  • Quality Control

Simio Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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.

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

Jul 13, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

SIMIO is Amazing

Mar 13, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 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.

User friendly and great support

Sep 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

Overall: 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.

Best simulation software

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 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.

What I like the most is their policy towards education, particularly higher education. They provide all kind of help: documentation, demos, videos, books, blog, etc.

The "3D Warehouse" that connects automatically is free and very complete for improving your existing model.

The Simbits are the best tool for learning the software and for fast reference about doing something particular. I recommend any user to check anytime those Simbits.

Cons: 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.

Great Product & Team

Mar 08, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

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!

Summarizing my Simio experience for $10

Mar 08, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Excelent customer support and frequent updates

Mar 13, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 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.

A Great Multi Purpose Simulation Package

Mar 13, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 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.

There is on other product on the market today that comes close to Simio.

Jun 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 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.

Cons: Nothing. It is extremely comprehensive with ground breaking advances which are optimally positioned for industry 4.0

Dalton's Simio Review

Oct 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like having the ability to rapidly model quick systems, but also having the ability to add in any level of complexity.

Cons: i least like the inability to view logs over multiple simulations to track information like buffer queues over time.

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

Jul 11, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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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.

Ease of use, nice 3D animation

Jun 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

Great tool

Mar 08, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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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

Best simulation software i ever tried

Mar 13, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

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.

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Excellent software for handling complex simulations.

Aug 08, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

The best Discrete Event Simulator

Mar 13, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

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.

Industrial Engineering Professor

Mar 13, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

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

A pleasure to use this instinctive yet comprehensive approach to simulation of complex systems.

Jun 20, 2018
4/5
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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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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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

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

We have used Simio in many industries and it always delivered! Simio is a great simulation tool!

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

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A Reliable Scheduling and Planning Software

Jan 21, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Simio is an easy-to-use software for scheduling and planning day-to-day activities. Its design and user interface are easy to understand. A very detailed tool for every organization.

Cons: Customer support does not satisfy our needs. Too slow. Improvements are needed on that department.

Overall: I have learnt a lot by using Simio. My experience with Simio has always been extremely excellent.

University of Houston

Mar 13, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

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.

Probably best in class simulation software

Jun 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

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So easy to learn the software and get results

Jul 25, 2018
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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Pros: Easy to use

Quick to learn

User friendly

Great 3D effects

Accurate results

Great extra features

Can do both discrete and continuous flow

Excellent support

Integrates with other software

Cons: Doesn't have an auto-save

Data written to Excel takes long, but still fast compared to others.

Can't think of anything else

Overall: Accurate answer in project where there is a lot of variability

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Taught simulation in an analytics class using Simio

Jun 23, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

Great value and support

Jun 23, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

Overall: Simulation of workflow processes.

Solid software for standard simulation purposes with some nice features

Mar 08, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

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
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

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

Easy to use, very visual

Jun 20, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to use even for someone that has no experience in modelization or operational research.

Cons: 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

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

a fantastic simulation software

Jun 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: 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

Cons: 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.

Very Powerful Simulation Software

Jul 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

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

Cons: 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.

Simio for Manufacturing

Sep 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

Overall: 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.

Simio has a number of great features for advanced modeling. Support is exceptional

Jun 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

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

Cons: 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).

Simio provides a great simulation tool

Mar 13, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 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.

Capterra loader

Simio: the simplest, most complete way to run your systems simulation and analysis

Aug 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

Overall: 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.

Learning simio simulation

Mar 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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

Utility for aircraft part development

Mar 08, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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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!

I have been developing an online simulation course

Jun 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: easy to learn and very modular, which means you can do most things without hassling with the menus,etc.

process logic is also a huge plus, which prevents you from coding but simply building process steps to model things that you cant do with default menus.

Cons: The software support is great but the search menu could be advanced to find what you need exactly...

Industrial engnieer coordinador

Mar 08, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Capterra loader

Simio is not exactly what we expected but gives more than anticipated

Jun 20, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The program gives an incredible amount of information and is far more accurate than the spread-sheet based caclulations we used in the past.

Cons: 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.

Overall: 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.

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

Jul 11, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

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 and Manufacturing

Oct 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy of Use, complex ability in a user friendly configuration.

Cons: Large programs can slow down the system. Recovery is immediate afterwards.

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

Great product

Jun 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 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.

Cons: More tutorials on how to use certain aspects of the software for students. I also sometimes the way to get clipart sometimes gets stuck.

SIMIO in higher education

Mar 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

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.

Distribution Centres in Clothing Retail Industry

Oct 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

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

Great software

Sep 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Can be applied to many different scenarios and is easy to toggle between 3D and 2D modelling.

Cons: Available libraries is limited so support is required or training

Best and fast software for simulating. All of my students in "simulation" class are very happy.

Jun 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: With some skills it is possible to simulate almost everything. My students apply all the acquired knowledge in their jobs.

Cons: 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.

Overall: It is more easy to understand simulation process with this software

Versatile and easy to learn simulation tool in market

Jun 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Enterprise team version allows us to have multiple users with limited amount of license; Easy to integrate with Excel for data input and output

Cons: 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.

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

I supervised graduae students conducting research projects using Simio

Apr 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

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