Choosing Simulation Software

Since the early days of simulation, the market for software products has grown – as has the number of commercial packages available. From its early beginnings in academia, the packages have evolved from the early programming languages and packages (such as See Why, Siman, etc.) through to modern day variations (such as WITNESS, Simul8, Simio […]

3D/VR in Simulation – ‘Essential’ or ‘A Waste of Time’

Back in the late 1970s and early 1980s, seeing blocks moving around a computer screen and things changing colour was considered new and exciting. Nowadays, when using computers, we are spoilt for choice with fantastic 3D graphics, Virtual Reality displays, headsets, ‘virtual worlds’ and so on. Simulation product vendors have also tried to tap into […]

Hannover Messe

Simulation (or to give it its full title Discrete Event Simulation) is a technique that has been around for many years. I myself have been using it for nearly 30 years through jobs with the Home Office, in the Water industry and with a simulation software provider providing consultancy services. Its roots are in manufacturing […]