SIMUL8 2010 - Notable New Features
SIMUL8's latest edition has just been released. Here are the details on what we think are the most useful new features.
SIMUL8 2010's new object calendars let you turn simulation objects (including resources) on or off according to a date-based availability pattern. Calendars also allow you to tie your simulation directly to a specific date. For example, you can start your simulation on Jan. 1, 2010 and have all work centers shut down on Dec. 25, 2010.
The calendars feature recurring events (daily, weekly, monthly etc.) and are fully supported by Visual Logic, so you can completely configure and control your calendars even at run time.
We think that many users will find this to be a very useful and convenient capability.
You can now quickly and easily edit arrrays without having to get into Visal Logic programming. Earlier versions of SIMUL8 required that all editting of arrays be done only through Visual Logic.
A new chart display option has been added to provide 'Area Charts'. Area Charts give a proportional view of result totals. The chart series are plotted on top of each other (stacked). This chart type is very useful for visibly comparing one series against another.
SIMUL8 2010 is fully compatible with Windows 7.
Custom Reports let you automatically create professional reports to help you effectively communicate the results of your simulation. Improvements inculde a new text format palette, image drag-and-drop, and the ability to insert tables. You can create as many custom reports as you like.
Also included is a new Visual Logic event that runs before a report is opened. This allows you to dynamically adjust the content of your report, giving you total control and flexibility.
Enhanced custom reports are available only in the professional edition.