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What do I need to facilitate a simulation project?


Frequently Asked Questions

Integral to the successful outcome of any simulation project is the quality of the inputs. These inputs can be described as anything that will allow a valid model of the real-life situation to be built and experimented with.


Aside from the hardware and software, the ability to develop a useful model is heavily dependent on three factors:

  1. Definition of the problem
  2. Skills of the simulation engineer
  3. Accuracy and availability of data on the real-life scenario

It is worthwhile noting that efficient and effective software support is also helpful in speeding up the processes of model building and experimentation.


The price and capability of both software and hardware can vary dramatically. This can become a constraint if the simulation model is required to make large numbers of calculations to obtain results.

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FAQ: Manufacturing - When should I employ simulation?
KS: Manufacturing - Scheduling and planning
KS: Manufacturing - Discrete event simulation
KS: Manufacturing - Dynamic simulation
KS: Manufacturing - Process simulation

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