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    Design, Simulate, and Optimize Your Factory Layout Directly in AutoCAD®

    Quickly build a spatially accurate layout and process simulation model simultaneously all within AutoCAD, using Factory Design Assets and the ProModel AutoCAD Add-in. 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.

    1

    Create an AutoCAD layout using Factory Assets. Then build the process model using flows and other features from the ProModel Ribbon on the AutoCAD menu.

    2 Press "Simulate" and watch your model run with animation in AutoCAD.

    3

    View dynamic model output metrics and run "What-If" scenarios. Compare and contrast your "What-If" scenarios in automatically generated reports that display the KPI's that define an optimized system.

    4

    From the process optimization, make any required changes in AutoCAD, then simulate again to confirm the improved results.

    5

    Open the optimized model in Inventor for a 3D model.

    6

    Run a 3D animation in ProModel's 3D Animator.

    What's New

     

     

     

      ProModel 10.9.124 (November 2021)

         

      Enhancements and Improvements



      • Additional logic added in ProModel to Operational or Move Logic will no longer get lost.
      • Output Viewer COM enhancements:
        • Added ability to export Time Series data for Entity Count using COM.


      ProModel AutoCAD® Edition

      (Requires additional subscription license)

      ProModel AutoCAD Edition now allows the user to build and simulate directly in AutoCAD 2020, 2021, and 2022 leveraging Factory Design Utilities.

      Enhancements and Improvements



      • Multiple outgoing routes to the same destination location will no longer leave duplicates in the built model.
      • Debug and Runtime error windows will no longer get lost behind the simulation window.
      • Debug and Runtime error windows will now color-code the logic correctly.
      • Using an ALL entity flow on a non-English AutoCAD will now properly compile and run.
      • The “Entities:” label was changed to “Entity:” for flow properties.
      • Added missing space between the depth label and the unit for entity properties.
      • Fixed rare issue with certain CPU’s that will crash AutoCAD when building graphics during compilation.
      • When creating a flow, the prompt for an entity will now properly allow you to click the All keyword.
      • Improvements with German translation in Simulation Properties


      ProModel 3D Animator for Inventor®

      (An add-on to ProModel AutoCAD® Edition)

      Enhancements and Improvements



      • Forge Animation improvements with entity spot placement for multi-capacity locations. — Entities now flow to the proper placement of entity spot locations with multi-capacity.
      • Resolved issues observed with 3d animation if the simulation was run with animation turned off.

       


       

      ProModel 10.9.112 (October 2021)

         

      Enhancements and Improvements


      • Output Viewer COM enhancements:
        • Output Viewer with exporting Time Series of variables where the correct date format was not formatted correctly upon COM export
        • Output Viewer had missing datapoints resolved - upon export through COM there was a missing data point.
      • Navigating from Background Graphics issues resolved: This was an issue introduced when models are protected modules access is not available.
      • Default Graphics Library is now set to PROMODEL.GLB.
      • Upgraded LIBXL for PMServer - this update handles IF functions better with regard to arrays.

       

      ProModel AutoCAD® Edition

      (Requires additional subscription license)
      ProModel AutoCAD Edition now allows the user to build and simulate directly in AutoCAD 2020, 2021, and 2022 leveraging Factory Design Utilities.

      Enhancements and Improvements

       

      • Flow Improvements - Flow can now only have 1 Entity assigned to the flow. We have added the option as well for you to choose ALL for the entity. The ALL statement will allow the flow to use ALL entities added to the model.

      • Duplicate Flows - Flows can now easily be duplicated so that the same process flow could be used by a different entity. Simply Right click a flow and select duplicate.

      • Ability to rename Entities - from within routing users now have the option to pick a new name for the entity. The new named entity MUST have its own Flow.

      • Location Counters - Locations now have a default counter. You can choose to have a location capacity counter in one of four places.

      • Load/Unload - material handling can now be enhanced with ability to load and unload entities. Each entity will need to be in a separate flow. Base entities call in logic for entities to load to them. The loading entities must use route to the base entity’s destination. When an entity is uploaded from the base entity, it will require its own flow.

      • Group/Ungroup - material handling can now be enhanced with ability to group and ungroup entities. You can group the same entity or multiple entities into a group. Each entity will need to be in a separate flow. Groups can be given a new name, but the new named entity must exist in the Simulation Browser, and the Entity must have its own flow. When an entity is ungrouped, the entities will require their own flow.

      • Improve capturing of background graphics - We found that there could be an issue if there was a rotation done to the drawing. We enhanced the model simulation/creation so that ProModel rotates the viewport to top view prior to compiling the simulation.
      • Model Packaging - Now users can easily share the project they were working on with their team.  From the ribbon you can now create a package file and choose to include the inventor files if needed (this is a must for working in our 3D solution) If the user would like to install a package, they can do so from the ribbon or through file association; simply double click the PMAPKG file and choose where to unpackage the files. The model will open and associate with the correct Inventor® project.


      ProModel 3D Animator for Inventor®
      (An add-on to ProModel AutoCAD® Edition)

      Features
      ProModel 3D Animator for Inventor is our new 3D solution which now allows the user to take the model that they have created with Factory assets in AutoCAD to be opened in Inventor Professional and simulate in 3D the animation of your model. This new add- on works with Inventor Professional 2020, 2021, and 2022 leveraging Factory Design Utilities.
      Opens the Animation viewer which loads the model and starts animation. The user can speed up, slow down pan, rotate and zoom in and out of the animating model.


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      We are excited to make this change that will enhance your experience using ProModel/MedModel. If you need any further assistance making this change please contact our tech support team at support@promodel.com and we will be happy to assist you

       


       

      ProModel 10.8.81 (August 2021)

       

      Enhancements and Improvements

      • Added all new student models for new edition of “Simulation Using ProModel”

       

      ProModel AutoCAD® Edition

      ProModel AutoCAD Edition now allows the user to build and simulate directly in AutoCAD 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 leveraging Factory Design Utilities.

      Enhancements and Improvements

      • Added options section in ribbon to change default time.

      • Conditional routes are now added to the routing options to destinations.  Users can route based on entity names, or attribute, macro, and variable values.

      • Enhancements to Simulation Ribbon buttons.
      • Localization enhancements.
      • Improved validation for route types.
      • Improvements to model compilation.
      • Improved on screen variable counters.
      • Improved how background is captured for simulation.
      • Improved duplication of scenarios.
      • Improved arrivals.

       


       

    ProModel AutoCAD® Edition - July 2021


     

    This new AutoCAD plug in, requires its own subscription license.

    ProModel AutoCAD Edition now allows the user to build and simulate directly in AutoCAD Architecture or AutoCAD Mechanical 2019 or newer. Additional value can be gained by using Autodesk Product Design and Manufacturing Collection (PDMC) or Autodesk Factory Design Utilities (FDU), but they are not required.

    • 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.



    The full version can be purchased as a subscription directly from our online store from within the ProModel AutoCAD Edition - Evaluation Version.

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      ProModel AutoCAD® Edition - May 2021

    ProModel AutoCAD Edition now allows the user to build and simulate directly in AutoCAD Architecture or AutoCAD Mechanical 2019 or newer. Additional value can be gained by using Autodesk Product Design and Manufacturing Collection (PDMC) or Autodesk Factory Design Utilities (FDU), but they are not required.

    ProModel AutoCAD Edition allows the user to build directly within AutoCAD:

      • Locations
      • Conveyors
      • Process Flows
      • Resource
      • Path Networks
      • Build Scenarios
      • Simulation Options
      • Push the model to ProModel for more advanced modeling capabilities

    Once your model is built you can simulate directly within the AutoCAD environment.

    System Requirements



    In order to use ProModel AutoCAD Edition, you must have access to the 2019 or newer versions of AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD MEP, or AutoCAD Mechanical . Users can take advantage of AutoCAD blocks to represent stations or operations in the layout. The Factory Design Utility that is included with the Autodesk Product Design and Manufacturing Collection provides even more productivity and accuracy - leveraging a library of over 2000 standard catalog facilities objects (assets) to speed layout tasks and allowing 3D representations of your layout to be created automatically.  This allows even more spatially accurate layouts and clearer communication of design intent. They can be evaluated for free and purchased as part of Autodesk's Product Design and Manufacturing Collection. Click here to access these products.

    COMPONENT

    REQUIREMENT

    Computer and processor

    64-bit (x86-64) processor

    Memory

    2 GB RAM (64-bit)

    Hard disk

    15 GB available disk space

    Operating system

    Windows 10

    Other

    Internet access (for online registration and updates)

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