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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:  tony.riches@interdynamics.com

 

VERSION 11 FULL RELEASE INSTALLER

 

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

 

https://www.interdynamics.com/decision-support-software-solutions/decision-support-products/planimate-simulation-software/download-planimate-demo/

 

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

 

NEW LICENSING MODES

 

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 FEATURES

 

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.

 

PLANIMATE VERSION 12

 

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.

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.

South African Gold Mine Operations Scheduling

Real time job allocation in underground wet mine.

Bluescope Steel Loco Analysis

Examining plant machinery end of life replacement alternatives for optimum economic viability

Hanson Block Production Planner

Enhancing multi site production operations using historical information and future growth projections

Melbourne HCMT – Simulating the asset lifecycle of a train fleet

Full lifecycle analysis of a fleet and its supporting infrastructure for costing bids.

Assigned Services Planning Tool – Workforce Scheduling

Assisting railway engineers/train drivers to have a better work life balance.

Iron Ore Supply Chain Simulation Software

Optimizing complex supply chains to meet short and long term planning goals.