Technical Corner

You only need 3 results

Posted on October 24th, 2016 by Frances Sneddon

There’s a good reason SIMUL8’s KPI summary loads up blank. We’ve had thousands of requests from users over the years to auto populate it with results but we’ve firmly declined. Why? One of the most common errors we see users make with simulation is going into result overload. If you have so many results you […]

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SIMUL8 Tip: Hold and Release Functions

Posted on July 19th, 2016 by Glenn

Watch the tutorial video and learn more about working with resources in SIMUL8.   Many of our customers find the Hold and Release functions in SIMUL8 useful when assigning resources. Check out our quick tutorial video to find out how to add Hold and Release functions to a resource within a simulation.   One instance […]

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Power and Free Conveyors in SIMUL8 2016

Posted on July 11th, 2016 by Brian Harrington

One of the most prevalent conveyor systems within a wide varied of manufacturing applications is the “Power and Free” conveyor. It is commonly used within automotive manufacturing facilities; examples include moving subassembly, or conveying engines to the mainline.   What is a Power and Free Conveyor? A Power and Free conveyor allows for non-synchronous movement, […]

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Making the most of Simulation Control Logic

Posted on March 9th, 2016 by Brian Harrington

Some simulation models have some degree of complex conditional statements within their routing logic. SIMUL8 includes a programmable language that allows the user to develop logical statements and use various commands. This includes the use of variables, attributes, “IF Statements”, “Conditional Loops”, and multiple commands. These logical constructs make models powerful enough to take on very […]

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Automotive Stamping Plant

Posted on February 29th, 2016 by Brian Harrington

Most of today’s automotive plants rely heavily on building vehicles using sheet metal assemblies. Often these sub-assemblies are built in a separate facility referred to as the stamping plant. Finished sub-assemblies are then shipped to various plant locations such as the body shop.   The body shop is where all the sheet metal components are […]

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