New in FlexSim – Improved Module People Simulation
Version 2019 Update 1 (19.1)
Discover the new features and improvements found in the latest version of FlexSim, our flagship 3D simulation modeling software. We’re committed to regularly develop and refine our software, and this version includes updates and improvements to the People Module (and People visuals), multi-floor modeling, data collection and charting, and much more.
Anyone can download FlexSim and try it out under the free Express license. Users with current maintenance can upgrade their license through their FlexSim Account or within the FlexSim software.
These tables automatically collect statistics for people-based models and can be found under “People Statistics Tables” in the Toolbox. These tables will go to work during your simulation runs to collect a wide range of data that is used in some of our latest Dashboard chart templates for people models.
People Chart Templates
The latest collection of Dashboard templates was designed for people-based models created using the People Module. These 27 new templates encompass charts and graphs on people (customers, patients, etc.), staff, locations, and even waiting lines. And thanks to the People Statistics Tables automatically collecting the data for you, these templates require no setup—just drag and drop!
Elevator Bank Object
This new People Module object will help you model elevator banks for transporting people and equipment to different floors in your system. There are a variety of options for the elevators, including timing for doors, waiting, and entry or exit; speed and acceleration; capacity; and other advanced options.
The People Settings tool (found in the Toolbox) is a central location to define the characteristics of the groups of people that will exist in the model. It’s also where you can define custom states for people, staff, equipment, transport, and locations.
There’s nothing like adding some extra visuals to a simulation modeling, right? The new Prop object comes with a variety of pre-packaged shapes, or you can choose your own. You can also customize each Prop with specific instructions for how a person should interact with it, including custom animations.