SIMPROCESS Documentation

Getting Started

The Getting Started With SIMPROCESS manual is a must for first time SIMPROCESS users. This manual can also be used for evaluation purposes. Chapter 1 provides an overview of Process Modeling and Analysis and the SIMPROCESS product. Chapter 2 provides system requirements and installation instructions. Chapters 3 and 4 of the Getting Started With SIMPROCESS manual provide a tutorial, and Chapter 5 provides a description of the demonstration and reference models.
Building Your First SIMPROCESS Model
Building Your First SIMPROCESS Model
  • Recommended Preferences
  • Building the Process Flow 
  • Generating Entities 
  • Processing Entities 
  • Adding Delays, Times and Resources 
  • Disposing Entities 
  • Saving the Model 
  • Running the Model 
  • Viewing the Standard Report 

User’s Manual

Each part of the SIMPROCESS User’s Manual can be opened directly from the Help/SIMPROCESS Manuals menu. It is divided into three parts. Part A is an excellent reference for beginners and casual users. This part contains detailed documentation of the basic and intermediate functions of SIMPROCESS.   Part B is a reference intended for advanced users of SIMPROCESS. This part contains detailed documentation of the programming and library management functions in SIMPROCESS Professional Edition. Part C describes the integrated statistical tools included with SIMPROCESS Professional. The Appendices provide expanded information on SIMPROCESS features.

TimeServer

SIMPROCESS models have the ability to let an outside agent manage the advancement of simulation time. That agent is the SIMPROCESS TimeServer. This document describes the TimeServer application and its operational concept, the included TimeServerMonitor application, and the technical information needed by developers to help applications other than SIMPROCESS take advantage of the TimeServer.

Expression Demos

The ExpressionDemos directory includes a number of SIMPROCESS models that demonstrate one or more of the SIMPROCESS Expression Language features. This document describes many of these demo models.

Dispatcher

SIMPROCESS has a proven track record in its role as a modeling and simulation tool. More and more often, however, it’s useful to be able to call on simulation capabilities and use the results to make automated business decisions. SIMPROCESS can provide that capability through the DispatcherService, a Web service that can be deployed in a Web Container (an application supporting the Java Servlet Specification) or Application Server, and the SIMPROCESS Dispatcher. This document provides details on the components required to use this capability.

Metamodels

The Metadata Manual describes how to build and edit SIMPROCESS metamodels, assign metamodels to a SIMPROCESS model, and enter metadata in a SIMPROCESS model.

Organization and Resource Models

The OrgModel Manual describes how to build and edit SIMPROCESS Organization and Resource Models (OrgModels) and assign OrgModels to a SIMPROCESS model.

Online Help

Books

Simulation Modeling Methods: To Reduce Risks and Increase Performance (CD-ROM included) highlights the features of SIMPROCESS and is available at www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0070271364. This book is based on a very early version of SIMPROCESS but the capabilities demonstrated are still available but greatly expanded.