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9. Do I need to change the model every time a routing change or I add a new product route?

Simcad Pro also includes a Dynamic Value Network Map that is created based on the simulation data. The Dynamic VNM provides the capability to analyze the impact of multiple value streams.

10. Does Simcad Pro contain a model validation tool? How can I be confident that the model built represents my operation ?

Simcad Pro, contains a number of model validation tools to help in model creation:

 -- The animation environment provide a visual flow based on the state of the simulation engine. The displayed state guarantees that every object, resource, and carrier are moving as needed.

 -- Simcad Pro notifies the user if an object is not routed correctly, or if an object arrives at the wrong process. This validation aspect is constantly running to make sure that the model is performing properly.

 -- Analysis reports are available to help in validating the model.

 -- Simcad Pro has the ability to load historical data and retrace the model behavior.

Through Simcad Pro, users can load a complete month of objects and schedules in the same sequence as they occurred in the real world environment. At the end of the simulation run, generated results data can be compared to the actual data collected for validation. Performing such a validation eliminates the effect of curve fitting algorithms on the input data set.

11. How can model building be simplified? Does Simcad Pro allows for module loading?

Simcad Pro has the ability to load pre-built modules and to create new modules for later use. Any model built with Simcad Pro can be converted to a module so that it can be used in other models.

Another application of the module implementation, is the ability to combine multiple models built by different members of the team. Each team member can build a section of the model, optimized and improved. All models can then be combined together to show the full implementation. Changes to one module can then be reintegrated in the complete model to study the effect on the overall operation.

12. Can the models built, be expanded to support larger operations? If so, how does Simcad Pro provides that ?

Simcad Pro has been successfully used in large models to simulate different scenarios and forecast the growth potential of production entities. Growth scenarios of adding a plant to the model is simple as a copy/paste operation with the model dynamically updating based on the new changes. Moreover, the capacity increase can be performed during a simulation run, therefore, showing the impact of availability of new plants and distribution centers on the overall operation.

From the simulation engine perspective, Simcad Pro utilizes threading techniques that helps it benefit from the new advances in microprocessor technology. By utilizing these methods, Simcad Pro's runtime environment is scalable with the processing power provided and will benefit from multiprocessor PCs available on the market today.

13. How does Simcad Pro handle large models?

Simcad Pro, developed by CreateASoft, is a leading edge process simulation environment designed to effectively simulate and analyze today’s complex environment. Some of the key features of Simcad Pro is its adaptability to different environment and its ability to integrate, in one model, all aspects of the operation from logistics and transportation, to manufacturing and paper work tracking.

With Simcad Pro, each process within the model can be expanded to include its required set of detail. Processes can be nested to add constraints and functionality, in addition to the capability that allows individual cells to be simulated in their own unique environment.

Simcad Pro also includes dynamic data connectivity that allows it to interface with Excel or databases to setup an initial state, load initial data and routing information, and monitor and update changes while the simulation is running. As an example, a number of plants and distribution centers use Simcad Pro in conjunction with RFID systems to constantly forecast potential bottlenecks and limitations dynamically.

Simcad Pro also supports a multitude of statistical distribution (user customizable) for timing and rate creation distributions. Simcad Pro reporting capabilities provide results in grid or chart formats as needed and during the simulation run. All generated data can also be exported dynamically to the leading statistical packages for additional analysis.

Building the models within Simcad Pro is graphical with a no coding requirement. The models can be easily customized to allow each product, process, resource, with their own set of entities that are continuously tracked during the simulation.

14. Does Simcad Pro include the capabilities to analyze the data from multiple runs?

Simcad Pro contains a Data Analyzer to compare multiple runs of the same model. As an example, during a Monte Carlo simulation of 100 runs, Simcad Pro generates a data set for each run. The Data Analyzer is then used to view the data generated by all runs, and the relationships between the runs. All additional user properties can be collected and analyzed.

15. Can Simcad Pro track changes and does it allow me to compare multiple models?

Simcad Pro has a built in Change Tracker that dynamically tracks and time stamps every change made on the model. Based on that, users can generate a report of all changes made to a specific model. Moreover, Simcad Pro contains a model compare capability that generates the differences between 2 separate models. Comparing multiple models can also be accomplished graphically by loading multiple models and generating key metrics for dynamic comparison as the simulation is running.

16. Is Simcad Pro Simulation Software object oriented? If it is not, how is modularity built into it ?

Yes, Simcad Pro is object oriented and allows you to build reusable modules. Any model can be converted to a module that can be reused either on the top level or in any cell or layer within the model. The number of layers that you can have is unlimited.

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