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Process Simulator 2019 SP3

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We are pleased to provide you with Process Simulator 2019. This newly developed version supports both the 32bit and 64bit versions of Microsoft Visio. In addition to the new development you will benefit from many other new features!

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Ribbon Enhancements

  • Revision of the Process Simulator ribbon. The decision was made to move Model Packaging under in More Tools under the Tools section of the ribbon. Convert Diagram will now show on the right hand side of the tool bar only if the file needs to be converted to a Process Simulator 2019 simulation model.
  • Model Elements buttons are now toggleable. You can select a model element open up, the button will stay selected and can be deselected to close that Element window.
  • Grouping was also done within the More Elements dropdown section of Model Elements.

Properties Enhancements

  • Process Simulator’s Properties window has been a great edition to Process Simulator 2019’s User Interface. We have now grouped essential processing elements together.
  • In addition we have added indicator icons to show the user what sections in Properties have additional information. These indicator icons will show for Logic, Multi Entity, Setup, Downtimes, and Notes. If there is nothing in the section you will not see the icon.
  • Notes and Logic: when you hover over the icon will display a preview of the contents of the section. Clicking the icon will now take you into the section as well.

Model Compilation Speed Enhancements

The speed of model compilation after you select Simulate has been optimized and enhanced to im-prove. Benchmarking indicated now that there is a 125 - 135 percent improvement from Process Simulator 2019 SP2 release.

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Process Simulator 2019 SP1 and SP2

Microsoft® Office® | Visio® 64bit Support

We are pleased to provide you with Process Simulator 2019. This newly developed version supports both the 32bit and 64bit versions of Microsoft Visio. In addition to the new development you will benefit from many other new features!

Click here for an overview of the new features and improvements:

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Process Simulator 2019 is available in English, German, Portuguese and Spanish.

Import / Export via Microsoft Excel

Model information is exportable to Excel not only to view it all in one place but also to modify it and import it back into Process Simulator. Model building and management is easier than ever before.

After exporting to Excel, the model elements will be separated and organized into individual sheets in the workbook. To view the different sheets, select the desired tab at the bottom of the workbook.

Dockable Windows

We have redesigned all element property windows and tables and made them dockable within the Visio application workspace. This allows you to keep them open and out of the way so your diagram view space will be clear for quicker modeling changes.


Referenced Hierarchical Models

Submodels now have the ability to be referenced in addition to their current capability of unique instances. This means that activities linking to the same submodel at different points in your diagram will send their entities to that submodel (and not just unique copies of the submodel).

Global Elements Across Pages

In support of the referenced submodels, all model elements (e.g. activities, resources, variables, attributes, macros, etc.) will be globally accessible across pages (no more duplicating model elements on each page). This also allows you to utilize multiple pages to build your model without the use of the submodel construct.

Find and Replace

Process Simulator now has its own find and replace capability, separate from Visio, and will search across its elements and objects only. It even automatically brings the shape into view and opens the associated property or field where the searched text is found.

Model Compile List

When you run your model, it is checked for errors prior to simulation. In this release, you are presented with a list of all errors, which allows you to quickly navigate to and resolve the issues.

Upgrade Existing Models

You can convert existing models to its new format! This is done by simply clicking the Convert button in the Process Simulator 2019 ribbon. During this process a backup of your original model is automatically saved for you (with a .psbkp extension). However, it is highly recommended that you save a copy of your original models prior to taking them through the upgrade process.

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System requirements

When you install Process Simulator 2019, the following system requirements apply:

  • Microsoft Windows (32bit and 64bit): Version 7, 8.1, 10
  • Microsoft Visio (32bit and 64bit):
    Version 2016, 2019, Visio 365 with local installation
  • Microsoft Office (32bit and 64bit):
    Version 2016, 2019, Office 365 with local installation
  • 1 GHz or faster 32bit (x86) or 64bit (x86-64) processor
  • 4 GB RAM (32bit and 64bit)
  • 2 GB available disk space or more
  • Before installing Process Simulator Microsoft Visio must be started and activated at least once
  • Administrator rights for the installation

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Determine the bound unit of a resource

In addition to determining which resource an entity has bonded with, you can now also determine the specific entity of that resource. Use the new OwnedResourceUnit () - function to determine the unit of a resource that has an entity bond. Take advantage of this new feature. By collecting custom resource statistics at the level of each unit for example.

Use for a particular resource unit

Use all units of a resource type

Access to resource utilization at the simulation time

You can now access your resources during simulation at any time. Using the newly modified PercentUtil () -function, you can determine the utilization of individual units of a resource or the summary of all units of a resource type. In this way, you can dynamically make decisions or write custom statistics into an Excel file based on the current resource utilization.

Initialize routing percentages from external data

Percentage-based routing now has the flexibility to be initialized by external data stored in Excel. This is done by using arrays. You now have the option to fine-tune your model or to perform what-if analyzes in Excel without first having to change the model. Use this option, which was previously available only through macros and Scenario Manager, simply by typing the array instead of the percentage in the property dialog of your routing.

Example: In this time series diagram in Output Viewer, the time series data is averaged over a user defined period of 15 minutes.

Based on the exported format, you can easily create pivot tables and pivot charts in Microsoft Excel.

The new API allows you to summarize the simulation results in 15 minute intervals, even before you export the results to Excel.

Access to simulation results via program code

You can now access the simulation results via a new, simplified API (application programming interface) of the Output Viewer via program code. You can retrieve the results data for each individual replication, or group, and group the result data before retrieving (as in the Output Viewer). Use your simulation results for analysis outside the Output Viewer by loading the data to Excel or to another database.


  • When exporting array data at the end of a simulation, the replication number is no longer written to the name of the Excel spreadsheet when ""Export after final replication only"" is selected.
  • Minitab Version 17.3 is now supported

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Process Simulator now includes Stat::Fit - a comprehensive yet user-friendly statistics program. Stat::Fit retrieves the raw data from spreadsheets, text files, or manual inputs and converts the data into the appropriate random distribution for input into Process Simulator. Stat :: Fit automatically determines appropriate distribution functions, compares distribution functions, and provides an absolute measure of compliance of the distribution functions with the underlying data.

Supports Microsoft EMET (Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit)

Process Simulator is compatible with EMET, a program developed by Microsoft that helps IT professionals protect their systems against common threats. The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is a utility that helps prevent the exploitation of security risks in the software. EMET achieves this by means of safety technology to limit damage.

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