Fourth Edition of Simulation Using ProModel Released.

ProModel is excited to announce the fourth edition of Simulation Using ProModel. Co-written by our founder Charles Harrell and senior vice president Bruce Gladwin with other industry experts, Simulation Using ProModel is published by Cognella Academic Publishing. To learn more about the fourth edition, view a digital preview, and purchase copies, please visit the Cognella website.

Simulation Using ProModel helps students build competence and confidence in the use of simulation through hands-on application. The text features a blend of theory and practice, real-life examples, case studies, and lab exercises using ProModel to help students develop their knowledge and abilities.

Part I consists of 14 study chapters. The first four chapters introduce simulation, its application to system design and improvement, and how simulation works. Chapters 5 through 11 cover the practical and theoretical aspects of conducting a simulation project, including applying simulation optimization. Chapters 12 through 14 cover applications of simulation to manufacturing, material handling, and service systems.

Part II features 14 labs that correlate with the 14 chapters in Part I. Each lab guides students through the steps of modeling a situation using ProModel and then provides exercises to further develop their skills.

Simulation Using ProModel, Fourth Edition – available from Cognella Academic Publishing

Biman Ghosh is a professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Royce Bowden served at Mississippi State University and Wichita State University as a College of Engineering dean, associate dean, department head, and professor. He specializes in simulation
output analysis and co-developed the first widely used simulation optimization software.

Bruce Gladwin is a senior vice president at ProModel Corporation. With more than 30 years of experience in the simulation field, Bruce has worked with major corporations worldwide, developing hundreds of models across a wide range of industries.

Charles Harrell is retired from teaching in the Engineering and Technology School at Brigham Young University. He is the founder of ProModel Corporation, where he still maintains a role on the board of directors.

ProModel announces partnership with Datech, a leading global distributor and solutions aggregator for the IT ecosystem

  • Autodesk partners can extend their portfolio and offer more value to customers in architecture and mechanical fields with ProModel AutoCAD Edition bundles

Allentown, PA,  December 2021 – ProModel Corporation, a leading provider of simulation-based predictive & prescriptive analytic decision-support solutions, has formed a partnership with Datech Solutions, the Autodesk-focused business of Tech Data, a TD SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX) company.

The agreement gives partners addressing the architectural and mechanical sectors with an opportunity to broaden their portfolio, increase revenues and offer added value to their customers. With the ProModel AutoCAD Edition, they can provide a solution that enables users to quickly define and simulate a process model, which can then be viewed, modified, and finalized. 

Mike Appel, senior vice president, Datech Solutions, said: “Our partnership with ProModel enables Autodesk partners to enhance the value they offer to their customers, drive closer relationships and increase their own revenue potential. ProModel makes it easy to build realistic, effective simulation models within AutoCAD’s software tools and thus gain deeper insights and drive greater efficiency of manufacturing and construction projects. It’s an excellent opportunity for our partners.”

Keith Vadas, president and CEO of ProModel, commented: “ProModel is excited about the partnership with Datech Solutions. Its expertise in AutoCAD solutions will enable partners to deliver the full benefits and ROI of our joint solutions to their customers in the architectural and mechanical sectors.”

With its unparalleled knowledge and experience of AutoCAD solutions and the personalized service it offers to partners, Datech is well-established as the leading Autodesk distributor in the EMEA region. The agreement with ProModel is part of a wider strategic plan that will see Datech provide select add-on solutions that enable partners to add more value and thus drive increased loyalty and customer satisfaction.

ProModel AutoCAD Edition enables organizations to improve process throughput and resource utilization, make better use of available capacity and drive higher levels of efficiency and customer service. ProModel works closely with Autodesk teams to develop and take full advantage of the joint solution, which enables users to build and simulate models in AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD Mechanical. As well as the standard edition, versions that support 3D Animator in Inventor, and in addition, the ProModel Optimisation Suite, are also available.

Datech Solutions provides specialist and value-added services to Autodesk partners throughout the EMEA region. With its dedicated expertise and vast experience in the full range of Autodesk solutions, backed by Tech Data’s operational, logistical, and financial strength, it can support Autodesk partners in maximizing sales and profitability, driving business efficiency, and helping them to deliver higher levels of customer satisfaction.

About Tech Data

Tech Data is a TD SYNNEX company. TD SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX) is a leading global distributor and solutions aggregator for the IT ecosystem. We’re an innovative partner helping more than 150,000 customers in 100+ countries to maximize the value of technology investments, demonstrate business outcomes and unlock growth opportunities. Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, and Fremont, California, TD SYNNEX’ 22,000 co-workers are dedicated to uniting compelling IT products, services, and solutions from 1,500+ best-in-class technology vendors. Our edge-to-cloud portfolio is anchored in some of the highest-growth technology segments, including cloud, cybersecurity, big data/analytics, IoT, mobility, and everything as a service. TD SYNNEX is committed to serving customers and communities, and we believe we can have a positive impact on our people and our planet, intentionally acting as a respected corporate citizen. We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive employer of choice for talent across the IT ecosystem. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.

About ProModel Corporation

ProModel Corporation, based in Allentown, PA, was founded in 1988. ProModel Corporation specializes in commercial off-the-shelf software to help organizations optimize portfolios, projects, processes, and resource decisions that best align with business strategy. For more information, please visit

ProModel and Autodesk Announce New Co-Marketing Agreement

ProModel and Autodesk collaborate together to provide greater visibility to joint efforts, including the new product, ProModel AutoCAD Edition, utilizing Autodesk Factory Assets, AutoCAD® & Inventor®  

Allentown, PA, December 2021 – ProModel, a leader in optimization simulation technology, and Autodesk, a worldwide leader in design software, have agreed to a multi-year co-marketing agreement. The agreement will include worldwide marketing efforts and will benefit both companies’ mutual and potential customers by sharing marketing, existing product workflows, and distribution channels over a range of products and services.

ProModel AutoCAD Edition is the culmination of a years-long partnership between ProModel and Autodesk. With ProModel AutoCAD Edition, you can quickly build a spatially accurate layout and process simulation model simultaneously all within AutoCAD, using factory design assets and the ProModel AutoCAD Add-in. Then, simulate the scaled model directly in AutoCAD with the click of a button. View results in the Output Viewer and easily make, test, and validate layout and process changes in AutoCAD. Finalize the model, then view it in 3D with Inventor and ProModel 3D Animator.
“Working together closely for years has resulted in Autodesk tools, including AutoCAD, Inventor, and Factory Design Utilities, being seamlessly integrated with ProModel’s leading factory simulation technology,” said Ken Foo, Autodesk Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships. “Autodesk customers can build spatially accurate models in familiar Autodesk tools, then, using those very designs, easily optimize factory workflows to both increase throughput and reduce costs,” Foo said.

About ProModel Corporation

ProModel Corporation is a leading provider of simulation-based, predictive, and prescriptive analytic decision support solutions. An Autodesk Partner and Microsoft Gold Partner, ProModel specializes in custom and COTS (Commercial-Off-the-Shelf) software and services to help organizations optimize processes, policies, and resource decisions to best align with their business strategy. Founded in 1988, ProModel has tens of thousands of users of its software globally, focused across the manufacturing and supply chain, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and government industries.

For additional information:
ProModel Marketing 610-628-6842;

ProModel AutoCAD Edition Launch!

Aaron Nelson, ProModel AutoCAD Edition Product Manager

We are fired up to bring you the brand new ProModel AutoCAD Edition which allows you to build and simulate directly in AutoCAD Architecture or AutoCAD Mechanical 2019 or newer. This new AutoCAD plug in requires its own subscription license which you can purchase directly from the ProModel Store. For more details see the product webpage. You can also download a free evaluation version from the Autodesk App Store.

ProModel Ribbon Inside AutoCAD

Check out the short 2 minute overview video of how you can gain immediate value and below that a 6 minute demo video with an actual throughput improvement use case.

Below are some of the latest new features:

Logic is now accessible within flows. Both Processing and Routing.

  • Model Elements added to provide more granularity within the model environment.
    • Variables – Can be visibly added to layout and used anywhere in processing and routing as well as logic.
    • Attributes – Can be used anywhere in processing and routing as well as logic.
    • Macros – Can be used anywhere in processing and routing as well as in logic and scenario parameters.
  • Find and replace.
  • Added Send route capability – allow Entities to be sent to destinations based on logic conditions.
  • Added Join route capability – allow Entities to join together within the simulation.
  • Right click menu options for objects within the viewport. Allowing the user to navigate to where the model element is located within the Simulation Browser, or Simulation Properties.
  • German, Portuguese, and Spanish localization improvements
  • Improvements with validation
  • Light and Dark theme improvements
  • Conveyor Improvements
  • Arrival Improvements
  • Enhancements to how ProModel handles the AutoCAD view port
  • Improvements in undo/redo
  • Improvements to error catching

ProModel AutoCAD Edition – Evaluation Version available on the Autodesk App Store

  • A subscription to a lite version is available on the Autodesk App store for evaluation purposes.  At this time, it’s free for 6 months.  There is no obligation to continue the subscription or purchase the full version. It has limitations to features like Resources, Scenarios and Opening the model In ProModel.  Features are grayed out or have an indicator that the feature is only available in the full purchased version.

Let me know what you think of this new product in the comment box below!

Aaron Nelson – ProModel Product Manager

ProModel Identity-Based License Entitlement Transition Procedure

We transitioned to a new, improved identity-based license entitlement system in 2020 for our ProModel / MedModel and Process Simulator products. Access to your software in the new system is based on creating your own login credentials consisting of your work email address as your username and a password that you define. If you access your software now by logging in then you have already made this transition. If you have not yet done so, please convert over at your earliest opportunity by using the one-time procedure below.

Rest assured, all of your existing models will continue to work. You are simply switching how you access your software!

The additional advantages to this new system include:

  • Ensure that you have the latest upgrades, improvements and techniques associated with your products.
  • Easily use your software on any computer.  Just install the software on an additional computer, log out of your primary computer and log back in on the additional computer.  No more terminating licenses, sending termination codes, resetting serial numbers etc.
  • Eliminates the need to track users and which serial numbers they have.
  • Access to the soon-to-be launched New ProModel Solutions Café.  We will be closing the current café shortly after the new one opens. 

The easiest way for you to transition is right through the prompt in the software.  This will work the same way for ProModel, MedModel and Process Simulator.

If you are using ProModel / MedModel any version prior to 10.3 or Process Simulator prior to 10.6 you will see a prompt like below:

If you are using ProModel / MedModel 10.3 and higher or Process Simulator 10.6 and higher you will see a prompt like one of these:

Download and install the upgrade by following the instruction wizard

After installing the software, you will see the Login Window. “Sign Up” by clicking the Sign Up link in the upper right corner of the login window, then follow the prompts from there.

Then you enter your email address as your user name and create a password of your choosing.

Next you will receive an email to verify your email address.

After clicking the link in the verification email, you will see a window that has a Request Code button. By clicking that button, you will receive a second email with an Auth Code. Copy that code and paste it back into the ProModel / MedModel or Process Simulator window, and a license will be granted.

After completing that first Sign Up process, whenever when you see the login window just login with your email address and password.

The license is for 1 use at a time. So, if you are planning on using a different computer, log out of ProModel / MedModel or Process Simulator before closing it. Just closing the application doesn’t log you out.

  • Log out of ProModel /MedModel by clicking File / About / Logout.
  • Log out of Process Simulator by clicking Help / About / Logout on the Process Simulator ribbon.

If you have any issues with the transition process, our Tech Support team will be more than happy to help you. You can contact them at 888-ProModel or

Add Resources and Path Networks Right in AutoCAD with the Latest ProModel AutoCAD Edition

Aaron Nelson – Product Manager

On behalf of the ProModel Optimization Suite development team, I am really excited to bring you this latest release. The ProModel AutoCAD Edition now allows you to add Resources and the Path Networks on which they travel right in AutoCAD.  Then when you open the model in ProModel, it’s all right there for you to simulate immediately or add further logic.

The workers and the AGV in the gif below are all moving on path networks which were created in AutoCAD and then just opened in ProModel.

Additionally we have added some other enhancements to ProModel, MedModel and ProModel AutoCAD Edition including. See the Product “What’s New” pages for all the details.

  • Moved General Information to the Home Ribbon
  • Improvements with Write statements
  • Routing bounding box enhancements
  • Shift Carryover improvements

ProModel is Exhibiting FutureFlow Rx at Virtual HSPI 2021 – Feb 24-26; Register Now!

The Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineering’s Society for Health Systems is again sponsoring Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference, but virtually this year. With Healthcare being top of mind for almost everyone these days, you’ll want to learn how companies are utilizing their process engineering expertise to improve our healthcare system. While you are taking in the tracks, come visit ProModel’s FutureFlow Rx booth to see what we have been up to in this space! #HSPI2021


Be a part of leading change

The Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2021 is your source for the latest in operational and quality improvement tools, methods and concepts such as lean, Six Sigma, productivity, benchmarking, simulation and project management.

The conference program will include pre-conference workshops; educational sessions; poster sessions; ample networking events and opportunities; exhibitors with products and services to help you meet your quality, process and project goals.

You will leave this conference rejuvenated and filled with fresh ideas you can put to use immediately. Re-energize your career with new ways to address your most challenging issues. The conference program is sure to provide you with countless ideas and solutions that translate into improved efficiency, productivity, quality and competitiveness for your organization.

Conference presentations will be on the following topics:

  • Human Factors
  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Operations Research
  • Potpourri
  • Process Improvement
  • Quality and Patient Safety
  • Research
  • Sustainability

Autodesk Inventor Blog Post Featuring ProModel: Discrete Event Simulation for Real-World People

Autodesk and ProModel have teamed up to offer the best in factory design, optimization, and layout. Robust ‘real-life process and behavior’ simulation. 

About a year ago, Trevor English wrote a great post about how to optimize your factory using ProModel Corporation’s Process Simulator Autodesk Edition and Autodesk Factory Design utilities: 

“Leveraging predictive analytics, you can quickly simulate your factory model and get process improvement insights, all with the click of a button. This easy-to-use solution provides designers and engineers with little or no experience in process modeling the most affordable tools.” 

If you are more visual, Paul Munford also created this superb overview video that showcases Process Simulator Autodesk Edition’s capabilities to Factory Design Utilities (FDU).

Process Simulator Autodesk Edition is great for building a process flow from scratch and then easily creating the starter AutoCAD layout. Our other integrated tool, ProModel Autodesk Edition, allows you to start with an existing AutoCAD layout and very rapidly create a simulation model from the layout directly in Auto CAD. Check out the overview video of ProModel Autodesk Edition

Read the full Inventor Blog Post

Process Simulator Autodesk Edition Overview Video
ProModel Optimization Suite Autodesk Edition Overview Video

Latest Process Simulator and Process Simulator Autodesk Edition Updates

We are pleased to announce the latest updates to the Process Simulator and Process Simulator Autodesk Editions.

Enhancements and Improvements

  • Improvements to window reload behavior (i.e. Scenario Manager window)
  • Improvements with add-in load behavior
  • Improvements with array stability when using 64-bit Office
  • Improvements with Output Viewer load speed
  • Licensing stability enhancements
  • Improved model error report
  • Updated localization

Material Handling and Autodesk Edition

  • Path Network refinement
  • Auto Orientation of Entities on Conveyors – users can now toggle on or off auto orientation of entities within Process Simulator Material Handling and Process Simulator Autodesk Edition

Download a 30-day evaluation of Process Simulator from the Process Simulator Eval Page

Download a 30-day evaluation of Process Simulator Autodesk Edition from the Autodesk App Store

Purchase a Process Simulator Autodesk Edition subscription from the new ProModel Online Store

Let us know what you think by leaving a reply below. Thanks!

ProModel Corporation Government Services Division Acquired by Leading Advanced Analytics Solutions Provider

Allentown, PA, Dec 23, 2020 – ProModel Corporation a leading provider of simulation based predictive & prescriptive analytic decision support solutions spun off the Government Services Business to a leading provider of data management, advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cloud solutions to the U.S. Government.  This sale enables ProModel Corporation to focus growth on our portfolio of leading-edge Commercial-Off-The-Shelf software (COTS).  ProModel’s COTS Simulation Software solutions help organizations optimize processes and resource decisions that best align with business strategy.

“The direction going forward is to focus on recurring revenue growth. The sale of the Government Services Business will provide ProModel the resources to invest in expanding key product solutions; Shipyard AI™ used to optimize shipyard schedules, FutureFlow Rx ® used to optimize patient flow through hospitals, Enterprise Portfolio Simulator used to optimize project portfolios and Autodesk versions of our flagships products ProModel and Process Simulator” says Keith Vadas, ProModel’s President and CEO. “We look forward to accelerating investment in our current Product Portfolio enabling our client’s access to enhanced industry leading solutions.”

About ProModel Corporation

ProModel Corporation based in Allentown PA, was founded in 1988, ProModel Corporation specializes in commercial off the shelf software to help organizations optimize portfolios, projects, processes and resource decisions that best align with business strategy. For more information, please visit

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