FlexSim is excited to debut two advancements in simulation technology. The projects, developed with FlexSim’s partner in Italy, Flexcon s.r.l. in conjunction with Comau, have exciting applications in the ever-expanding world of Industry 4.0.
FlexSim 2017 Update 2 brings an important change to how FlexSim collects and displays data. This data and analysis change has two major advantages. First, it gives you fine-tuned control to gather exactly the data you’re looking for. Second, it gives direct access to the raw data; FlexSim now behaves similarly to popular spreadsheet and charting applications, where the data comes first and then any number of charts and graphs can be created from the data.
FlexSim is excited to be represented at the VIII Gala of Logistics, an annual event focused on “implementing modern technologies into business life.” FlexSim executives Bill Nordren and Roger Hullinger will speak at the event.
This update to FlexSim 2017 takes FlexSim’s virtual reality capabilities to the next level. It starts with the Oculus Touch hand controllers. With their natural gestures and finger movements, this technology will let you experience a FlexSim model like never before. This update also includes expanded ease-of-use features to save time building simulation models, improvements to SQL in FlexSim, and much more.
A lot of the development in FlexSim 2017 centered around FlexScript, our powerful and easy-to-use scripting language. We believe the end result is a more cohesive and intuitive experience when you choose to use FlexScript in a model—check out our recent blog post for more details, and read on for more information on the great new features and improvements in this release.
FlexSim 2016 Update 2 contains a handful of key user interface improvements that will streamline and enhance the modeling experience, including the all-new Quick Library interface. We've also added three new Process Flow activities (Split, Synchronize, and Join) to help with coordinating processes—you can use these coordination activities to selectively synchronize several events, allowing you to properly model these complex systems with less time and effort than ever before.
FlexSim partner Cempel Consulting was featured in RFID Journal for creating a model that allows companies to compare how RFID stacks up against other methods of labeling used in their operations. It shows the benefits of switching to RFID within a realistic, visually compelling simulation.
This version of FlexSim introduces a stable, long-term release of our simulation modeling software that will continue to receive bug fixes for several releases. It also introduces templates for Process Flow. These pre-made standard objects—along with two incredibly powerful AGV templates—can be customized using activities in Process Flow, as opposed to a combination of triggers and other methods. The AGV templates are game changers, vastly reducing the time you need to spend developing the logic for AGV models.
FlexSim 7.7 features exciting exciting visual enhancements to add even more realism to your models. We’ve also included Process Flow, a powerful and flexible new tool for handling complex logic.
Politecnico di Torino has finalized an agreement with FlexSim Software Products, Inc. to provide 3D simulation modeling software to the university. Students and professors will receive the same industry-standard software used by companies worldwide in the manufacturing, material handling, healthcare, warehousing, mining, and supply chain sectors.
FlexSim 7.5 comes pre-packaged with the all-new Conveyor Module, a powerful library for simulating conveyor systems. It was designed to be user friendly yet capable of modeling complex material handling systems.
FlexSim 7.3 adds several features, including AutoSave, that will make model building more convenient. This latest version also builds on the visual improvements in versions 7 and 7.1 to cement FlexSim as the industry leader in 3D simulation software. Check out the new Toolbox, the Model Floor object, and much more.
FlexSim's truck haulage simulation application will be used by mining industry leader RPM in their HAULSIM product, the first industry-specific haulage simulation solution. It is the most powerful tool available for modeling, analyzing, visualizing, and optimizing a haulage network, providing confidence and accuracy in mine plans. “We are excited to be working with RPM in mining,” said FlexSim CEO Bill Nordgren.
The biggest change in 7.1.0 is to the area of analytics, which have been fully assimilated into the dashboard interface. The information that was previously found in FlexSim Chart and the Statistics tab of an object’s properties window can now be accessed in one central location, making dashboards a “one stop shop” for real-time data and analysis.
In the Summer of 2013, students in and around the Chesapeake area had the opportunity to participate in the STEM Zombie Challenge at their local library. The event, which was sponsored by local organizations and supported by FlexSim, encouraged junior high and high school-aged students to work together, learn, and have fun while playing a game that was built into a FlexSim model.
FlexSim partnered with ModSim Connected to create a simulation game, Zombie Attack. Through support from the Commonwealth of Virginia, the game sought to enhance STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills and showcase modeling and simulation to the youth in Virginia.