About Simio

Simio is simulation software that provides a true object-based 3D modeling environment combined with scheduling functionality to help optimize the use of critical resources, and assess the risk associated with operational decisions. The platform allows users to construct their 3D model in a single step, and then instantly switch to a 3D view. All model-building products integrate seamlessly with Google Warehouse, allowing users to download from an extensive library of freely available 3D symbols to add realism to models.

Simio’s cloud-based Portal Edition enables users to access powerful simulation processors for running various simulation experiments and generating plans. Users are able to publish and share simulation and scheduling results online, as well as create custom designed reports and interactive dashboards to communicate plan results. The Simio Portal assigns a separate processor to each simulation replication across all scenarios, enabling users to run simulation experiments in a shorter time.

Major Simio features and applications include 3D modeling/animation, experimentation, analysis, and reporting features for defining scenarios, as well as material handling with on-demand/fixed route vehicles and accumulating/fixed conveyors. Scheduling features allow users to perform risk analysis in real time to help eliminate uncertainties and improve production safety from breakdowns, material shortages, or unplanned events.

Key benefits of Simio

  • Simio provides the flexibility to model complex problems and rapidly evaluate alternatives to help maximize the impact of investments.

  • The full-service solution helps improve processes and accuracy through the unified model for both facility design and planning and scheduling.

  • Simio helps solve scheduling dilemmas with risk-based scheduling and planning, to stay ahead of the game and improve production schedule performance.

  • The OptQuest add-on seamlessly integrates with Simio experiments and uses state-of-the-art algorithms to generate and evaluate scenarios.

  • Experiment results can be accessed using a standard web browser, as well as touch screen mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Images

    Create models in 2D and view them in 3D by clicking on the 3D icon from the ribbon
    Import a background image into Simio to model objects into scale
    Import images and 3D symbols in a variety of formats, and from the Google 3D warehouse
    The auto-rotate function provides different views of the model
    The camera function allows users to follow behind a moving entity
    Place status labels, pie charts, gages and buttons into a model
    Create datasets to hold relational data across multiple tables and use it to drive models
    Probabilistic analysis estimates the underlying risk associated with the schedule
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    Simio screenshot: Create models in 2D and view them in 3D by clicking on the 3D icon from the ribbon Simio screenshot: Import a background image into Simio to model objects into scale Simio screenshot: Import images and 3D symbols in a variety of formats, and from the Google 3D warehouse Simio screenshot: The auto-rotate function provides different views of the model Simio screenshot: The camera function allows users to follow behind a moving entity Simio screenshot: Place status labels, pie charts, gages and buttons into a model Simio screenshot: Create datasets to hold relational data across multiple tables and use it to drive models Simio screenshot: Probabilistic analysis estimates the underlying risk associated with the schedule Simio screenshot: Simio Scheduling Simio screenshot: Simio Airport Simio screenshot: Simio Healthcare Simio screenshot: Simio Manufacturing

    Features

    Total features of Simio: 32

    • 3D Imaging
    • API
    • Agent-Based Modeling
    • Automated Scheduling
    • Capacity Planning
    • Change Management
    • Content Library
    • Continuous Modeling
    • Customizable Reports
    • Dashboard Creation
    • Data Replication
    • Design Analysis
    • Design Management
    • Direct Manipulation
    • Discrete Event Modeling
    • Distribution Management
    • Drag & Drop
    • Dynamic Modeling
    • Graphical Data Presentation
    • Industry Specific Database
    • Material Requirements Planning
    • Monte Carlo Simulation
    • Presentation Tools
    • Quality Management
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Risk Analytics
    • Scenario Planning
    • Scheduling
    • Search/Filter
    • Third Party Integrations
    • What-if Analysis

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,7 /5
    (102)
    Value for Money
    4,5/5
    Features
    4,6/5
    Ease of Use
    4,2/5
    Customer Support
    4,6/5

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    Samridh S.
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    • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
    • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Makes Simulation fun and easy

    Reviewed on 2019/04/05

    Simio is an extremely powerful tool and it really makes one's life so much easier for simulations....

    Simio is an extremely powerful tool and it really makes one's life so much easier for simulations. Simio also does have a workbook that has lot of exercises that one can go through and learn a lot about the software. Once one has their head grasped around the concept, this software can save time, money, effort and provide accuracy.

    Pros

    I absolutely love using Simio. It is such a powerful tool and it makes sense why the premium paid version is so expensive. However the biggest pro I see is that there is a free version that can be used which can help one understand the world of simulation. Simio has everything one needs to perform the complicated simulation process that otherwise would require us to write 100s of lines of code and make debugging difficult and daunting. I have been using Simio to do various distribution simulations such as uniform, exponential, triangular and so on and I don;t have to think how to do random number generation. Simio has so much more tool such as I love the reliability function where i can define what are likelihood of a machine failing and how much it would affect my throughput and productivity due to the varying repair times. The best part of Simio is that you can see the live simulation of your system in real time. Create a simulation for a M/M/1 queuing system to replicate a ice-cream store and watch how your customers arrival and service times affects your business. Fun part of simio is one can actually assing model entities with actual people and replace boxes with actual images which makes the presentation part of your system more engaging with the team. if you are a simulation guy/girl/business this software has everything one needs to validate, verify the architecture and answer questions that is not possible to be solved analytically.

    Cons

    It is lot of work to learn this software and there are not much resources online readily available. Most resources are integrated to Simio and so looking at videos provided by Simio and reading the help section is the way to go. The free software however cannot simulate really huge simulation system and at that point one needs to purchase the paid version. getting around the software is daunting and there are lot of aspects one needs to know to figure out how to create their system.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Government Administration
    • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    User friendly and great support

    Reviewed on 2018/09/28

    I learned on Arena in school but have been using Simio for 4-5 years now in a professional setting...

    I learned on Arena in school but have been using Simio for 4-5 years now in a professional setting and it has been great.

    Pros

    Simio has been easy to learn and allows great flexibility and power for modeling different scenarios. Additionally, the company has been great to work with and the staff is very knowledgeable, friendly and accessible. You can tell they have a great company culture.

    Cons

    On bigger models it can run a little slow, but this is probably mainly a hardware issue or a lack of modeling efficiency on my end.

    Khumbulani M.
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
    • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Simio a world of possibilities

    Reviewed on 2017/03/10

    the software provides a wide range of possibilities to simulate and test known and unknown systems...

    the software provides a wide range of possibilities to simulate and test known and unknown systems for better preparedness in their implementation.

    Pros

    ease of use
    availability of student version and research version

    Cons

    none

    Ashley R.
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
    • Used Other for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Excellent software for handling complex simulations.

    Reviewed on 2018/08/08

    Pros

    Simio software consists of standardized library. In order to focus on the visuals and to forget the analysis, this software is really easy for creating simulation models. It is no doubt the superb choice for business. It is quite easy to learn while other simulation software are quite difficult to learn comparatively. Its functionalities are really awesome with less time consuming. No doubt best ever simulation software. Matchless software with fantastic 3D animations.

    Cons

    There are not any specific cons about this software. Simulation is mostly written in graphical programming language which is no doubt easy for small and quick designs but as we move further this software is failed to navigate while discussing large and complex simulations. Above discuss is the only con I can hardly think of.

    Maciek N.
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    • Industry: Higher Education
    • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
    • Used Other for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Taught simulation in an analytics class using Simio

    Reviewed on 2018/06/23

    Pros

    The support tools available for Simio are incredible. There are tutorial videos for every level of user and it's very easy to pick up quickly. The software itself is fairly intuitive and you can have simulations created from scratch in a matter of minutes.

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons that I can think of, maybe navigating from one area of Simio to another can be confusing every now and then.

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    Simio offers the following pricing plans:

    • Pricing model: One Time License, Free
    • Free Trial: Available

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    Simio has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

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