Wer nutzt diese Software?

FlexSim unterstützt alle Ingenieure, Manager und Entscheidungsträger, die ihre bestehenden oder geplanten Prozesse validieren, verbessern wollen, oder einfach nur mehr darüber erfahren möchten.

Durchschnittliche Bewertung

117 Bewertungen
  • Gesamt 4.6 / 5
  • Benutzerfreundlichkeit 4.1 / 5
  • Kundenservice 4.6 / 5
  • Funktionen 4.6 / 5
  • Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis 4.4 / 5

Produktdetails

  • Kostenlose Version Ja
  • Kostenlose Testversion Ja
  • Einsatz Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installiert - Windows
  • Training Persönlich
    Dokumentation
  • Kundenbetreuung Support während der Geschäftszeiten
    Online

Angaben zum Hersteller

  • FlexSim
  • http://www.flexsim.com
  • Gegründet 1993

Über FlexSim

FlexSim ist ein Tool zur Problemlösung, mit dem du alle Fragen zu deinem Unternehmen genau beantworten kannst. Es ist eine leistungsstarke, von Grund auf neu entwickelte Simulationssoftware, die Simulation so einfach wie möglich macht, ohne dabei Funktionalität oder optische Erscheinung zu vernachlässigen. Du kannst wunderschöne, detaillierte Modelle erstellen, die Ergebnisse liefern und dennoch einen Eindruck hinterlassen, der mit Tabellenkalkulationen oder Diagrammen niemals möglich wäre. All das geht dank Drag-und-Drop-Steuerung und nutzerfreundlichen Funktionen in wenigen Minuten.

FlexSim Funktionen

  • 3D-Modellierung
  • Agentenbasierte Modellierung
  • Bewegungs-Modellierung
  • Branchenspezifische Datenbank
  • Design-Analyse
  • Direkte Manipulation
  • Diskrete Event-Modellierung
  • Dynamische Modellierung
  • Grafische Modellierung
  • Kontinuierliche Modellierung
  • Monte-Carlo-Simulation
  • Präsentations-Tools
  • Stochastische Modellierung
  • Turbulenzmodellierung

Die hilfreichsten Reviews für FlexSim

A good general purpose DES simulation software

Bewertet am 15.7.2019
Normand C.
Simulation specialist
Bau, 10.001+ Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
3 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
4 / 5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
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Kommentare: I have successfully used Flexsim to validate engineering design of production systems for many years. I think I extracted the most out of Flexsim because I could easily programmed to obtain what I needed. Flexsim introduced ProcessFlow more recently and this feature reduced the programming effort needed to implement logic in a model while centralizing the logic and facilitating the debug, particularly when working with mobile resources. I greatly appreciate this feature.

Vorteile: I like the fact that the development license gives you access to all the features of the software so you don't have to buy extra add-ons to do your job. It has good basic objects and toolbox functionalities and great 3D capability. Lists where you put all sort of information and query it with SQL type command is very helpful in logic implementation. The conveyors library is also very easy to use and very powerful. All my projects exchange data from/to Excel and this is easy to do in Flexsim. The ability to import 2D layouts and 3D shapes from various external format is also useful.

Nachteile: - Consistency. Almost all objects in flexsim have a UI with a general tab where you can set visual parameters and interaction with the object. However conveyor objects do not have this tab and it is very difficult to set the interaction parameters (protect object/show content/...) on these objects.
- Help. The help system can be improved. Particularly the contextual help and programming help.
- Fluid library. The built-in fluid library do not work well and is difficult to use to design fluid type system. For this reason we developed our own library some years ago. Now Flexsim offers a 3rd party module call FloWorks that works just fine for this purpose. I would appreciate to have FlowWorks becoming the built-in fluid library in Flexsim
- ExpertFit. ExpertFit is a tool to help choose the proper statistical distribution and parameters to represent a process. The UI of the tool dates back from Window 3.0 age and would greatly benefits from a complete revamp.

Antwort des Softwareanbieters

von FlexSim an 16.7.2019

Thank you for your review, Normand! We're glad to hear that you've found FlexSim to be useful in your production systems design, and that Process Flow has been a helpful addition. I appreciate your suggestions, and I'll certainly send them along to our developers.

FlexSim - A powerful improvement tool

Bewertet am 27.6.2019
William P.
President
Maschinenbau oder Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
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Kommentare: I have used FlexSim to model several systems over the past 18 years: multiple distribution centers; a restaurant kitchen operation; a rail yard; a harvesting operation and several large manufacturing operations in several industries. As a professional I have honed my simulation modeling skills over the years and FlexSim has been part of that growth through their excellent technical support and continuous improvement and expansion of the FlexSim software.

Vorteile: In my profession, it is important that a simulation package is flexible enough to apply to many types of systems, powerful enough handle very large and complex operations if necessary, and user-friendly so that projects can be completed efficiently and at the lowest cost possible. FlexSim hits high marks in all of these areas. As a past user of other simulation software packages, I can say that Flexsim has been an outstanding software package to use and has continued to grow in value for me over the past 18 years. In addition, I have found the customer service/technical support from Flexsim to be exceptional.

Nachteile: I don't have any real "cons" at this time. I tend to push FlexSim to its limits with the applications that I try to model. At this time, the biggest issue that I am having is working with cranes (limited ability to handle multiple cranes on a single rail, for example). With that said, the technical support group works with me to develop work-arounds for handle current FlexSim limitations at they occur.

Antwort des Softwareanbieters

von FlexSim an 1.7.2019

Thank you for your review, William! We're so glad to hear that FlexSim has hit all the marks for you. It's also great to know that our support and development efforts are so appreciated!

FlexSim is a Great Tool

Bewertet am 14.6.2019
Kavan L.
Engineer
Lebensmittelproduktion, 5.001-10.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
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Kommentare: At the moment I use FlexSim to simulation the possibilities within a given confined space. I build models to represent a few different scenarios and demonstrate them to the team, so that leadership can make a decision on particular go/no-go criteria for a project. I use FlexSim to demonstrate possibilities that people in the viewing group might not have even considered, and generate new conversations regarding what's possible and which direction to go.

Vorteile: What I like most about FlexSim is the software's ease of use. I did trials on several other simulation software and FlexSim came out on top for me. It was intuitive and just simply made sense when building models. After the initial training I built a simulation model to represent one of our biggest production plants. Having that 3D visual was key in explaining processes to the rest of the team, and I could make real time changes in the model to work through those "what if" scenarios. The intricate details and the ability to allow viewers to see a different perspectives is actually very eye opening.

Nachteile: What I like least about the software is the lack of floor levels that are representative of actual buildings. This might be minor, but I wished there were options for prebuilt stairs and different floor levels. Stairs and floor levels are common in plants, hospitals, airport, etc., so why not give the user those items in the toolbox. For example, if I wanted to simulate a building with three floors, with people walking from one floor to the other (not necessarily one above the other, otherwise we wouldn't be able to see the operation on the other floors), using a second and third elevated floor plan. Hopefully that makes sense.

Antwort des Softwareanbieters

von FlexSim an 18.6.2019

Thanks for your review, Kavan! We're glad that FlexSim came out on top in your evaluation, and the ease of use and visuals have been helpful. I have some good news for you -- the latest version of FlexSim (19.1) has multi-floor support and elevator banks! Let's talk offline and I can share some videos with you.

FlexSim and ease of use

Bewertet am 22.6.2019
Emre T.
Director of Industrial Engineering and Assistant Prof.
Hochschulbildung, 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
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Kommentare: I only used FlexSim for teaching and I had a pleasant experience with it. I think FlexSim HC needs improvement. FlexSim added a lot of value to the course I was teaching. I would recommend making FlexSim and FlexSim HC training to academicians available for free even if the training are in other states. For instance, I was invited to a 3-day workshop of AnyLogistix software for free in IL state and I just needed to take care of my traveling expenses. This could help us to learning FlexSim and FlexSim HC much better and provide feedback on them.

Vorteile: I liked its' ease of use overall. There is a lot of great features that are easy to use and follow in the 3D environment. Support is very strong to use the software. We used FlexSim HC for the first time this year. It has strong features that need some maturity though. It is particularly very good for teaching.

Nachteile: I think the updates need to be progressing rapidly rather than making dramatic changes. It is very important to keep the compatibility with the prior updates of FlexSim. One of the issues I faced with FlexSim HC was the entries in particular property areas. For instance, I was entering percentages and locations in several property areas for patients to travel however these entries were disappearing later on. I tried this many times both on Surface Pro 4 tablet and my Lenovo laptop, neither one kept the information in the cells. I think this is a major issue particularly when you teach the software. I also believe more educational videos make the software look better since there can be a lot of issues that users might face and these educational videos can help them. FlexSim has this nice support feature.

Antwort des Softwareanbieters

von FlexSim an 25.6.2019

Thank you for your review, Dr. Tokgoz! We're glad to hear that you've found success with FlexSim in your classroom. Let's connect offline soon and discuss some of the suggestions you mentioned.

Excellent in the healthcare environment

Bewertet am 13.6.2019
James T.
Process Management Engineer
Gesundheit, Wellness & Fitness, 10.001+ Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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Kommentare: I was able to use FlexSim to solve four scenarios in clinical environments.
The first successful project illustrated that changing a clinical process flow revealed improvements in patient outcomes and safety in a Labor & Delivery Department.
In another major project, building models in FlexSim in a future environment create opportunities for nurse managers to solve clinical work flows before opening the Miami Cancer Institute. Specifically we modeled Chemotherapy, Radiation Oncology, and the Laboratory.
We built models for an outpatient rehabilitation office that revealed the bottleneck occurred at the front desk with insurance verification time.
Our model of West Kendall Baptist Hospital imaging was used to justify hiring separate transporters because the model clearly showed that moving patients from the Emergency Department to imaging was the cause of higher than acceptable turn-around-times.
All-in-all, the FlexSim software provided a platform that was useful for management's effort to improve patient safety and performance.

Vorteile: FlexSim allows the user to create meaningful patient movement studies when the model is built on a solid foundation of a process flow. Developing an accurate process flow in addition to having accurate time/movement data contributed to building models that represented the real world environment.

Nachteile: The learning curve was a little steep, but to be fair, my style of learning, which relies on hands on repetition, helped make the software a little difficult to learn. Several of my colleagues were able to learn the software quicker than me.

Antwort des Softwareanbieters

von FlexSim an 18.6.2019

Thank you for your review, James! It's great to hear that you've had success using FlexSim to improve patient safety and performance. I also really appreciate you sharing experiences from you and your colleagues about learning the software.

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