FlexSim’s second free module, designed to simulate AGV systems

Creating an AGV system within a simulation model is now easier than ever before with FlexSim’s free AGV module.

The module, now available for download through the Online Content section in the FlexSim software, marks the first dedicated material handling product developed by FlexSim.

What can it do? The AGV module is a better alternative to using Network Nodes to manage AGV systems. It was actually built with real-world AGV systems in mind, utilizing familiar industry terminology (such as Look For Work and Control Point), dedicated objects, and intuitive tools. The animated GIF below shows a simple AGV system created in under two minutes, but the AGV module also has the ability to customize large and complex systems.

AGVsimple

Are there any tutorials available? Once the module is installed, a new section will be added to the user manual containing comprehensive documentation of the AGV module, as well as three new tutorials in the “Tutorials” section of the manual. These tutorials cover all the basics and a few advanced topics, and some videos based on the tutorials are currently in production and will be available soon.

Is it easy to use? Is there a learning curve? The AGV module was designed to be as easy to use as possible. The unique object library contains the tools necessary to set up the paths, Control Points, and traffic areas in an AGV system. The animated GIF below shows a looping AGV path being created in just seconds using the Straight Path and Join Paths objects.

AGVloop

Ready to get started? Click on the Help menu in FlexSim, select Online Content, and then download the AGV module. The AGV module is only available for FlexSim version 7.1 or later.

Click here to read the official press release.

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