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 Identify-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 support@promodel.com.

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

REGISTER HERE

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 www.promodel.com

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For additional information:

Contact ProModel Marketing

610-628-6842

marketing@promodel.com

Latest ProModel and MedModel Optimization Suite Updates

We are pleased to announce the latest updates to the ProModel and MedModel Optimization Suites and Autodesk Editions.

Auto orientation for entities graphics while on conveyors. Entities by default now rotate based on the orientation of the conveyor settings widthwise (right side of the entity graphic) or lengthwise (top of the entity graphic).

  • Improved functionality for background color changes while panning during simulation
  • Runtime errors improvements

Download a 30-day evaluation of ProModel Autodesk Edition from the Autodesk App Store.

Purchase a ProModel Autodesk Edition subscription from the new ProModel Online Store.

Missed Autodesk University? View ProModel Content Until Dec 18

Watch Our Class and Download Training Files  

Use AutoCAD | Inventor with ProModel Simulation to Optimize Factory Layouts

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the value of using ProModel simulation for process optimization
  2. Describe when to use manufacturing simulation
  3. Create a simulation model with Factory Design Utilities that opens directly in AutoCAD/Inventor to start a factory layout
  4. Identify how to create a simulation model from an existing AutoCAD layout

Visit our Virtual Booth for more educational material.

Purchase Process Simulator and ProModel Autodesk Edition Subscriptions from ProModel’s on-line store

Free Process Simulator Autodesk Edition 30-day Evaluation Trial from Autodesk App Store

Free ProModel Optimization Suite Autodesk Edition 30-day Evaluation Trial from Autodesk App Store

Build simulation models directly in AutoCAD

Autodesk University 2020 Nov 17-20 and it’s Free!

Free Registration to Attend #AU2020 Nov 17-20 https://autode.sk/2Zw3cZL

Watch Our Class On-Demand Starting Today Nov 17 – MFG 464012 Use AutoCAD | Inventor with ProModel Simulation to Optimize Factory Layouts; Bookmark It

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the value of using ProModel simulation for process optimization
  2. Describe when to use manufacturing simulation
  3. Create a simulation model with Factory Design Utilities that opens directly in AutoCAD/Inventor to start a factory layout
  4. Identify how to create a simulation model from an existing AutoCAD layout

We have a Live Class Q&A on Fri Nov 20 at 12:30-1:30 PM EST (17:30 UTC) Register Here

Visit our Virtual Booth for Many Educational Resources

Four Live 30-minute ProModel Demos During AU Titled

“New ProModel Simulation Integration with AutoCAD and Inventor Accelerates Optimum Factory Design Using Digital Twin”

Register below at the best time for you:

Nov 17 Americas 4 pm EST, 21:00 UTC
Nov 18 EMEA 1:30 pm EMEA, 13:30 UTC
Nov 18 Americas 12:00 pm EST, 17:00 UTC
Nov 19 APAC 10 am APAC, 02:00 UTC