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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 10.12.224 (July 2022)

         

      Enhancements and Improvements

      • Licensing now uses MS web edge view 2 runtime. This removes dependance of IE.
      • Addressed Shift Carryover issues with Load Perm - improvements with recapture in some load perm situations were made to the engine.
      • Removed error message about “square root of a negative number” related to conveyors.
      • Resolved issue with Distance Traveled() - if the resource unit valued was less than what you entered for the function, you would see a misleading error message.

       

      ProModel AutoCAD® Edition

      (Requires additional subscription license)

      ProModel AutoCAD Edition now allows the user to build and simulate directly in AutoCAD 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 - leveraging Factory Design Utilities.

      Enhancements and Improvements

      • Vault is now supported with ProModel AutoCAD Edition. - The simulation can now take advantage of the versioning and revisioning controls of Autodesk’s Vault. This has been tested with 2021, 2022, and 2023 editions.
      • Added ability to choose to keep a resource in setup downtimes for a location.
      • When you create a new flow with a new entity name, a default graphic is given to the Entity if it did not previously have one assigned.
      • Improvements made to the AutoCAD launcher; subsequently it has been move to the “Contents” folder.
      • Improved ability to use elements added to a simulation from ProModel Professional (i.e. if you reference an array in ACAD that you created in ProModel, once you have simulated once, you will not see errors regarding the name or usage within AutoCAD.)
      • Right clicking on a shift file assignment will now allow the user to open the file.

       


       

      ProModel 10.11.197 (May 2022)

         

      Enhancements and Improvements

      • Critical update for issues related to Time Series data collection. We have resolved issues where time series data was being corrupted.

       

      ProModel AutoCAD® Edition

      (Requires additional subscription license)

      ProModel AutoCAD Edition now allows the user to build and simulate directly in AutoCAD 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 - leveraging Factory Design Utilities.

      Enhancements and Improvements

      • Critical update for issues related to Time Series data collection. We have resolved issues where time series data was being corrupted.

       


       

      ProModel 10.11.187 (April 2022)

         

      Enhancements and Improvements

      • Updated Simulation Start Trace Step button to toggle when Trace is checked in the Simulation Options.
      • Fixed issue with Model Instructions window from previous model being left open after starting a “New” Model.
      • Upgraded the Visual Studio Pre Req for RDB server 32 and 64 bit from 2010 to 2013.
      • Fixed issue where in some cases typing a local variable equals a negative local variable ("int a = -s").
      • Improved debugger window to display the logic centered in the debug window.

       

      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

      • Logic Editor inline compiling - user logic will now compile on the fly
        • Logic tool tips for how to use the statements and functions now available.
        • Logic Parameter tool tips added.

          Logic Parameter Tool Tips

      • Logic now has a completion provider to help insure proper construction of logic.
          • Theme aware.
          • Errors as you type are displayed.
          • Logic snippets for If, While, and Do added - If the user types one of the 3 statements and then hits the TAB button twice, the structure of required logic is completed.

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    • Improved issue found with Path Segment distances not being stored properly.
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        ProModel 3D Animator for Inventor®

        (An add-on to ProModel AutoCAD® Edition)

        Enhancements and Improvements

        • Forge Viewer OBJ clipping issue resolved.
        • Fixed issues where sometimes Entities would not show in the correct 3D position.






    ProModel 10.10.143 (January 2022)

         

      Enhancements and Improvements



      • Output Viewer COM enhancements:
      • Additional stability improvements for OV COM Automation for Entity Count Time Series
      • OV export register for 64 bit excel.
      • Resolved issues seen with opening and closing Logic in Processing and Routing -  This resolves a potential issue with closing down the move logic window and then trying to open it back up not working in some cases unless the user were to leave Process and Routing and come back.
      • Resolved issue reported where Entities in the grid change size based on layout zoom level
      • Resolved issue with Entity graphic isn't traveling through path - in some cases,  instead it disappears and appears at the destination


      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



      • External Files
        • Entity Location files - Create an Excel matrix look-up table to be used in logic. You can auto-generate a template directly from within the UI.

        • External Arrivals - Users now have the ability to use an external Excel file for their Entity arrivals.  From within the UI you can auto generate a template to build your external arrival file, which will include all the attributes used within the model at the time the file is created.

      • Shifts - Resources and Locations can now have a shift assigned to improved modeling availability.

      • Multiple Graphics for Entities - Users can no choose to have multiple graphics to be assigned for an entity. In logic, the entity’s graphic can be changed with a GRAPHIC statement.

      • Ability to use blocks/Assets as Entities.

      • Route Quantity - as an entity routes to a new destination, it can route with a different quantity.

      • Improved validation error process to improve speed
      • Optimized Compilation Speed - the model compiles around 7+ times faster the v10.9
      • Resolved issues with Logic not Updating within the .MOD
      • Sample models - Within Help, and accessible directly from the ProModel Ribbon, you can access Sample Demo models.

      • Improve launching the ProModel AutoCAD ribbon.
      • Improve Packaging.
      • Improve conveyor modification - If you modified a conveyor and change the end of the conveyor without changing the head of it any outgoing routes still go out of the previous end of the conveyor.
      • Resolved duplicating a scenario - there was an issue where during duplication it would visually remove the last run date until the user closes scenario manager and re-opens.
      • Support for Entity graphics ability to be turned off for simulation for the background graphics.
      • Improvement to Variable names - Update variable graphic label on variable name change. if you rename the variable name, it should rename the label on the variable IF the label was not changed manually if label = variable name they should synchronize if you change variable name


      ProModel 3D Animator for Inventor®

      (An add-on to ProModel AutoCAD® Edition)

      Enhancements and Improvements



      • Enhanced stability of ribbon within Inventor
      • Requirement for model to be saved added to improve issues seen with the Animate and Modify Entity Spots
      • Ability added for multiple Entity graphics with in the 3d forge viewer.

       


       

      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.

       

    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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