Highlights of this release include improvements to the user interface, model debugging/validation tools, and the addition of network licensing.
Other key improvements include:
Business graphics, status charts, object state tracking, 10-dimension arrays, relational database tables, execution speed, workstation object searching, dynamic selection rules, and Windows 7 support.
The user interface has been simplified to make navigation around the model easier. The main windows have been reorganized to make finding and navigating between model components more intuitive. Many functions have been simplified to allow users to concentrate on the most important features yet still easily access advanced features when necessary.
More right-click options have been added, utility windows can be easily hidden to achieve full screen animation, objects are labeled better, and features have been added to make models more self-documenting and easier to validate.
Version 2 also includes new network server licensing for Simio’s Enterprise Edition and University Edition. Both can be installed on a network server, allowing one or more licenses to be shared across multiple users or geographic locations.
In addition to features, Simio has added more help, documentation, and online videos as well as two new airport and manufacturing/assembly sample models. The airport model illustrates the ticketing, check-in, security, and boarding processes of a typical airport terminal. The manufacturing /assembly simulation shows the assembly and shipping of lamps, including lift trucks, conveyors, and moving resources to move parts.
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