AGV simulation template

FlexSim 2016 Update 1: Long-term stability, templates, more

We’ve introduced long term stability, templates, and other exciting features in the latest update to our flagship simulation software.

Improved Stability Through Multiple Releases

FlexSim 2016 Update 1, which was released on June 22, is a landmark release because it offers—for the first time—the option of two software versions. If you use FlexSim 2016 Update 1, you’ll receive the latest features and bug fixes just as with any new release of FlexSim. But you also have the option of choosing the stable branch of FlexSim (16.0.2); this long-term release will continue to receive bug fixes introduced in subsequent updates without the new

Better Decisions from Smart Software

From ArcelorMittal: Better Decisions from Smart Software

This article appeared in the February 2015 issue of ArcelorMittal Bremen’s internal magazine. It was translated into English from German and is being used with permission.

Our department, “Modelling and Simulation T02,” has the task of helping ArcelorMittal Bremen GmbH to optimize processes, minimize costs, boost efficiency, and come to the best decisions.

AGV Module Tutorial Videos

FlexSim’s automated guided vehicle (AGV) module was designed to aid in the simulation of a real-world material handling system. These videos provide a basic tutorial of the AGV module, and follow the AGV tutorial in FlexSim’s User Manual.

In the first video (above), we introduce the AGV module and start to build a sample model of a basic AGV system. Follow along with Lesson 1 of the AGV tutorial in the FlexSim User Manual.

In the second video (below), we continue the model we started in the Lesson 1 tutorial and introduce more AGV module functionality. Follow along with

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

FlexSim 7.1 released and available for download

FlexSim 7.1 was officially released on Monday and is available for download at Anyone can download FlexSim 7.1 to test its functionality in the free Express version. Those under current maintenance can upgrade their license and activate the Enterprise version through their FlexSim Account or within the FlexSim 7.1 software.

We covered some of the new features in a blog post last week, but a more comprehensive look at the new features can be

FlexSim 7.1.0 set to release in March with improved Dashboard, other features

The development team has spent the last several weeks performing internal beta testing on the latest edition of FlexSim—version 7.1.0—which is near completion and set to be released in early March 2014.

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.

Some of the data in the Statistics

Ore Transfer Case Study

A study of the impacts on ore transfer via gantry cranes and AGVs when increasing the number of ore types from one to two using Flexsim Simulation Software


In an attempt to decrease emissions, increase production by 20%, and improve the quality of the final product, a mine was evaluating the feasibility of producing two types of ore from reduction kilns. The plant being studied had five reduction kilns and four smelting furnaces. The reduction kilns were used to heat the ore to approximately 1200 degrees Fahrenheit to reduce the moisture content and reduce the ore oxide. To produce the new ore

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