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TMN Simulation

Contact Details

TMN Simulation
http://www.tmnsimulation.com.au
Contact: Kenny Macleod
Address: PO Box 576, Carlton North Victoria 3054
Phone: +61 3 9005 7234

Capability

Flexsim is the most powerful tool for modelling, analysing, visualising, and optimising any imaginable process – from manufacturing to supply chains, abstract examples to real world systems, and anything in between.

Flexsim supports all stages of a simulation modelling project:

  • Process Mapping
  • Logic
  • Analytics
  • Visualisation

Feature List

Modelling Environment

  • Making modelling faster and easier:
  • object oriented drag-drop-connect environment
  • sophisticated parameterised objects designed to model logistically complex systems
  • large number pre-configured behavior options with simplified interfacing
  • simple Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V duplication of single objects or sub-systems
  • customizable workspace
  • intelligent operator/transporter modeling concept, including path networks and dispatchers
  • interface for implementing scheduled and unplanned downtime
  • Integrated 3D visualization and animation, fully customizable
  • Objects can use imported 3D media (.wrl, .3ds, .skp, .stl, .dxf) to give visual customisation
  • Assign image files (png, jpg, bmp, tif) as a model base or object texture
  • Import CAD layout as a model base
  • Discrete and Fluid object libraries included

Development Tools

  • Easy creation of custom libraries for re-use
  • Great base class objects for development of new custom objects
  • Graphical User Interface Builder to build both custom model control and object interfaces
  • Fully integrated debugging tools
  • Flexscript coding uses c++ syntax
  • Auto-completion hints while writing Flexscript code
  • Flexsim command console for testing script, even during model run
  • Intelligent Find/Replace widget
  • Interfaces for simple creation of custom commands and global variables/macros
  • Hierarchical tree view of model
  • Open architecture; the platform itself is customizable
  • DLL functionality for protecting C++ code, and linking to 3rd party optimisation engines
  • Genetic Algorithm integration assistance available for heuristic optimisation
  • Commands to auto-build models from parameterized data, such as an Excel file
  • XML save features, allowing multiple developers to work on the same model simultaneously, as well as better integration with versioning management systems
  • Engine is based on Visual C++ .NET framework, the language of Windows, providing endless integration opportunities (large foundation)
  • Model size/run speed limited only by your pc hardware

Input/Output Analysis Tools

  • Dynamic in-model and on-screen metrics
  • Flexsim Charts module (Object Comparison, Gantt, Time Plot, Financial Report, etc.)
  • Summary and State Report exports to Excel
  • Dynamic file-write during model run
  • Simulation Experiment Control module
  • Integrated with ExpertFit by Averill M. Law for statistical curve fitting of input data
  • Set Model Layouts within a single model file
  • Model Documentation widget
  • OptQuest optimiser (this the only add-on)

Communication

  • Dynamic 3D animation
  • Fly-path creation using Presentation Builder
  • Embed presentation slides within your model
  • AVI Maker to create videos of model runs (many free screen-capture tools available for other formats)
  • Create model view presets
  • Powerful Animation Creator

Connectivity

  • Integration with Excel (import, export, plus copy/paste directly to Flexsim GlobalTables)
  • Links to any database through ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) including Access, Oracle, DB2, MS SQL Server, MySQL, etc.
  • Perform database queries to import data into Flexsim using SQL
  • Control Flexsim externally using COM communication (this includes OLE, ActiveX, etc.)
  • DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange)
  • Integration with Visio
  • Any connectivity that C++ offers

General

  • First-class support, worldwide network
  • Active user community forum
  • Stable software, Flexsim GP first released in 2003

Discriminators

Flexsim was built from the ground up in 2002 to give you a truly immersive 3D experience. Flexsim is designed to be user-friendly and intuitive. Sensible interfaces and straight forward usage put Flexsim at the front of simulation software usability.

  • Rapid Click-and-Drag modelling from a library of pre-build 3D objects.
  • Each object has multiple trigger points, allowing full control over modelling logic, without having to daisy-chain objects together to build on complex process.
  • Native support for industry standard graphics – 3D Studio Max (.3Ds), VRML 1(.wrl), CAD (.dxf) & Google Sketchup (.skp) objects

Plus, enjoy multiple outlets to training, help, and the most active simulation community forum on the web. It has Open Architecture, Object-Oriented, C++ environment, with full access to the code and logic, via parameters or directly in its hierarchical tree. There is no better way to see what is happening in your system than to build it in 3D.

Key Customers

Local

  • Sydney Ferries
  • Royal Children’s Hospital
  • Australian Tube Mills
  • St Vincents Hospital
  • University of Wollongong

International

  • Master Foods
  • Caterpillar
  • Boeing
  • Pfizer
  • US Air Force
  • Coca Cola
  • NASA
  • Lockheed Martin
  • DHL
  • Nissan

Key Partners

Australian & NZ distributors are TMN Simulation, Melbourne.