There’s been significant Planimate development over the last year.

Releases have moved from idBase (which is being retired) to InterDynamics’ new licensing system.


From Version 11 onward, Planimate uses a new license file.

Please contact InterDynamics to arrange upgrading your existing license and a login on the new system.


You can email to:




The latest Planimate full installer release (11.5.14) is available for free evaluation here:


The Installer includes new and updated introduction models and the Version 11 features listed below.




The same Planimate installation runs in different ways depending on the license file. You can change the license on-the-fly from the Help menu.


The license types are:


* A time limited but otherwise mostly unrestricted demo.

* NEW: An Educational version which limits the model size

but otherwise will run perpetually.

* A Developer version (old Level 3) which runs

perpetually and entitles you to a year of updates.

* An Application Compiler version (old level 4) which

adds to the Developer version one year of unlimited “PBA” Application

Compilation, enabling you to compile EXEs that do not need a license.

* NEW: “No Key Demo” which runs without a license and

gives demo functionality without save of models.




Planimate 11 has seen much development including:

* UI improvements that streamline use, by beginners as well as

advanced developers.

* Full UNICODE support.

* Drag-And-Drop modules from a list in the sidebar.

* Copy and Paste multiple objects between Planimate windows.

* New easy to use “Stat” and “Graph” modules which are useful

for beginners. The modules themselves can be opened

for customisation and learning. They use some neat new capabilities.

* Many fixes.




Work is underway on Planimate Version 12 which adds Length/Speed based Conveyors, the ability to pause a Delay (used to be known as a

MultiServer) and enhancements to other objects that enable them to be combined in new ways that can handle situations that previously needed coding.


We continue to build on latent capabilities that distinguish Planimate in the simulation market.

InterDynamics has made available a new demonstration model of a Health Care Facility. Based on the Planimate platform the Health Care Model is an example of how InterDynamics can build a custom solution for any industry. Read more and download a copy here.

InterDynamics is very excited to announce FAID Quantum, incorporating the best available sleep prediction technology to deliver a quantum leap forward in bio-mathematical modelling for fatigue risk management.

FAID Quantum features include:

  • The ultimate accuracy in sleep-wake prediction
  • New bio-mathematical modelling based on real-world data
  • Peer-reviewed, documented scientific model
  • Can incorporate your actual sleep-wake data
  • Incorporates time zone and circadian disruption calculations
  • Output in two scales – KSS and FAID
  • A cost-effective management solution
  • Easy to use for large data sets

FAID Quantum has been developed from research conducted by Dr David Darwent in conjunction with Professor Drew Dawson and Dr Greg Roach of the Appleton Institute.
It uses the best sleep-wake predictor algorithms that have yet been published in international peer-reviewed literature.
Based upon what may be the largest database of quality sleep-wake data in the world, incorporating nearly 15,000 days and nights of data collected from various industries, including long-haul aviation, to underpin predictions.

View the FAID Quantum Product Brochure

Announcing Planimate 6

InterDynamics is pleased to announce the general availability of Planimate 6. After a year of solid development, numerous enhancements to both its modelling and graphical capability have been finalised.

Over the course of 25 years, Planimate has evolved from its origins in the University of South Australia (South Australian Institute of Technology at the time) to a fully-fledged and highly capable generic simulation modelling tool. Additionally, InterDynamics recently celebrated its 20th anniversary with a rebranding exercise which resulted in a unified look and feel for its decision support and fatigue risk management tools.

Planimate - Logistics Simulation Platform by InterDynamics

Planimate 6 is available to all existing license holders, via their idBase accounts. You will receive an email notifying you of this, and future, releases. If you are not a current license holder, a demo version of Planimate is available from our website.

Key developments in Planimate 6 over the past year include:

Graphical Enhancements

  • Significantly enhanced graphic processing means lines and curves (including flows, tracks & charts) are drawn smoothly without jagged steps.

  • Charts (e.g. Column Overlay, Log Driven & Gantt) and train graphs have been significantly enhanced and now include gradient bars, gradient areas, curve plots, scale labels and substantial improvements to the configurability of their layout and appearance.

  • Colour handling has been improved to support full 32 bit colour including transparency on all paint objects, charts and views.

  • Model theming enhancements allow the allocation of colours to custom palettes.

  • Full support for the PNG and JPEG image formats has been implemented providing superior icon animation and theming capabilities.

Rail Modelling

  • Track networks now support train length in both animation and simulation logic, significantly extending the capabilities of rail modelling.

Developer Enhancements

  • Event logging and attribute watch lists have been incorporated allowing developers finer grained insight into model behaviour.

  • Updated layout, dialog fonts and configuration options for scaling.

General Notes

  • Release updates now include both 32 and 64 bit executables, while retaining cross compatibility of models. The advancement of 64 bit models allows for the modelling of extremely large networks such as nation-wide rail networks. or continent spanning logistics network consisting of tens of thousands of nodes.
  • Enhancements to the Planimate core components have improved processing speeds, allowing for models to handle millions of events per second.
  • Planimate models can now be embedded within other applications, providing the ability to incorporate discrete event simulation modelling functionality to generic software tools.

  • InterDynamics’ new product branding has been incorporated into Planimate.

  • New version numbering system. Internal development has adopted the industry standard of using numeric identifiers for development released. Instead of letters and numbers (e.g. 5.36i) Planimate releases will now be identified with numbers (e.g. 6.0.0)

Planimate development is ongoing with internal testing of the version 7 beta having recently begun.

InterDynamics is proud to announce that it will be presenting at the Modern Railways 2013 Conference in Singapore this May. Executive Director Len Pearson will be presenting two case studies on InterDynamics involvement in successful public/private partnership bids in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Both Downer EDI Rail (Australia) and Hitachi Rail (UK) used a materiel sustainability software system, developed with the simulation software platform Planimate to assist in their successful multi-billion dollar Public Private Partnership bids for the provision of railway rolling stock and maintenance services over periods of up to 40 years.

Modern Railways 2013

A copy of the MSID presentation slides is available in the resources section of our website.

In August 1992 InterDynamics began with a nascent simulation language, SimView (now called Planimate), and a vision to show the world how whole systems worked and interacted. Over the last twenty years Planimate has matured to an extremely powerful tool for modelling systems.

Our experiences have taught us how to create decision support solutions utilising simulation as a core feature. Our capability has extended to include human interaction in systems through the acquisition of fatigue assessment technology from the University of South Australia. This technology was implemented as our flagship Fatigue Assessment Tool, FAID.

In the mid 2000’s, with the assistance of Zurich Risk Engineering, we adapted rigorous risk engineering methodologies to the assessment of human fatigue and business interruption. This partnership lead to the development of our Hazard Analysis and Risk Grading tools HAZAID and GRAID.

Over the past two decades we have had the privilege of working with some of the largest enterprises in Logistics, Manufacturing, Mining, Rail and Aviation. Our continuing relationships with the likes of Aurizon, BHP Billiton, Alcoa, easyJet, Union Pacific and Hitachi has allowed us to grow and develop. Working on such major projects as logistics scheduling for Sydney 2000 Olympics and The World Trade Centre (NYC) rebuild has refined and proven our skills on the world stage.

Today we offer valuable software, services and solutions to our clients helping them understand how their production, business and supply chain systems work and behave. With our assistance, our clients have been better able to manage their staff, assets and operations in a holistic way, reducing their risk and improving the efficiency and productivity of their systems.

InterDynamics, its staff, board and shareholders can be rightfully proud of what has been achieved over the last twenty years.

To celebrate and affirm our achievements and capabilities we have, with the help of Lloyd Grey Design, consolidated our diverse offerings, refreshed our brand image and are pleased to see it reflected in our new web site, stationary and promotional material.

I look forward to the next twenty years.

Peter Page
Managing Director

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