- Analyzing complex systems behavior and its parts (assets)
- Predicting system performance including time duration, cost, asset utilization, and resource consumption
- Identifying process bottlenecks
- Planning a schedule, allocating cost, asset utilization, and calculating resource performance (Project Management)
- Verifying correct logical design
Guided TutorialsBelow is a list of available tutorials, each with a short description. These tutorials utilize a Robotic System example model to illustrate how Innoslate simulations can be used to analyze the cost, schedule, and performance of a system. Click on the name of a tutorial to get started.
|Level Zero: Introduction||This introduction tutorial prepares you for the rest of the tutorials to follow.|
|Level One: Sequential Execution||This tutorial utilizes a simple, purely sequential example model to demonstrate 'Action' constructs being executed in sequence by the simulator.|
|Level Two: Decision Logic||This tutorial utilizes a slightly more complex model with decision points to demonstrate ‘OR’ and ‘LOOP’ constructs being executed by the simulator.|
|Level Three: Decomposition, Resources, Cost||This tutorial utilizes an even more complex model with a decomposition diagram, ‘Resource’ constructs and cost included to demonstrate these controls and constructs being executed by the simulator.|
|Level Four: Triggers||This tutorial utilizes a complex model with parallel branches (each with a performer specified) and interaction between those performers to demonstrate how 'Input/Output' constructs can be to used to control the order in which the 'Action' constructs are executed by the simulator.|
|Level Five: Synchronization||This tutorial utilizes a very complex model with synchronization to demonstrate a ‘SYNC’ construct being executed by the simulator.|
Available PanelsWithin the 'Discrete Event Simulator' there are four (4) categories of panels, listed below, which are available to be displayed.
Cost Break Down (Bar)
Displays a bar chart of the total incurred cost of each Action ran in the simulation.
Cost Break Down (Pie)
Displays a pie chart of the total incurred cost of each Action ran in the simulation.
Displays a Gantt chart illustrating the start and end points of all Actions in a schedule.
Time Tree Map
Displays a tree map of executed Actions with tile sizes proportional to Action duration.
Resources Over Time
Displays a line chart of all applicable resource amounts over the simulation time.
Resources Final Amounts
Displays a bar chart of the total final applicable resource amounts of the simulation.
Displays a radar chart of an individual resource's minimum, maximum, and final amounts.
Available SettingsThe ‘Settings’ menu located in the left sidebar of the ‘Discrete Event Simulator’ includes the following options:
|Speed||The speed of the simulator controls the screen animation frame rate. The Speed is set to proportions of real time speed.|
|Decisions||By default, if an 'OR' or a 'LOOP' is missing a script, then a prompt will display for you to make the decision. This can also be set to automatically making a uniformly distributed decision across the 'OR' and 'LOOP' branches.|
|Start||The simulator can be started in debug mode which will start the simulator paused on the first Action. Actions can then be stepped to debug issues in your model.|
|Hours per year||Enables simulating an average working calendar year, e.g. 1860 working hours per year.|
|Random seed||Enables seeding the random number generator with text you supply. This is useful for debugging or having the simulator run the same decisions/distributions through independent runs.|
|Light/Dark Mode||Enables switching between a dark-theme and light-theme view of the simulator.|