Process Simulator 2019
including SP1 and SP2
Microsoft® Office® | Visio® 64bit Support
We look forward to providing you with Process Simulator 2019 during the second quarter of 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!
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.
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.
Process Simulator 2019
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
- 1GHz or faster 32bit (x86) or 64bit (x86-64) processor
- 1 GB RAM (32bit); 2 GB RAM (64bit)
- 1,5 GB available disk space
- Before installing Process Simulator Microsoft Visio must be started and activated at least once
- Administrator rights for the installation
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
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.