Simio Q&A

After answering quite a few questions over the years and then “losing” the answers once they were delivered, I decided to record some of them. If you find these useful and have other questions, feel free to send me a note with your questions.

1.What is Simulation?Answers the question of “What is Simulation” in the context of our simulation-related courses at Auburn.
2.Blocking WorkersTwo workers are blocking each other as they move around a worker network.
3.Notify StepUsing the Notify step to report entity information for each entity.
4.Task Sequences ExampleThis one is not really a “question” as much as it is a modeling recommendation for using Task Sequences rather than add-on processes to implement sequential tasks on servers. This is a Zoom meeting with my long-time WSC Board of Directors colleague Enver Yucesan. Download the model file.
5.AutoCreate ExampleIn this video I walk thorough a partial rebuild of the Vaccine Clinic Model and demonstrate how to use AutoCreate and custom objects. This video will make more sense if you’ve seen the second video from the Vaccine Clinic Model page.
6.Supply Chain Integration ExampleIn this video I go through an example supply chain model in which the model periodically makes calls to a Python script and uses a SQL Server database to share data between the running Simio model and the Python script. The page also provides a link to the files (the Simio model, the Python script, and the code for the CallPython Simio step).
7.Integrating Simio and GurobiAn updated version of the Supply Chain Integration Example shown above. This version uses Gurobi to periodically solve an order fulfillment problem during the simulation run.
8.Mapping a Data Table to a Repeat GroupThis is a video from the Fundamentals of Simio training series where I demonstrate how to map a data table to a repeat group in a custom object so that the object instances have access to data tables in the parent model.
9.Simio Vehicle Question 1A recording of a Zoom call with Ana Moreira, one of our (current as of 2022) PhD students, about how to override Simio’s standard Vehicle object behavior.

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