Enterprise Dynamics, model of a warehouse
|Developer(s)||INCONTROL Simulation Solutions|
|Stable release||ED 8.2.5 March 30, 2012|
|Written in||Delphi 7, C++, 4DScript|
|Operating system||Windows 2000+|
|Available in||English (Tutorials also in German, Dutch and French)|
|Type||Discrete event simulation software|
Enterprise Dynamics is a discrete event simulation software platform developed by INCONTROL Simulation Solutions. It is used to design and implement simulation solutions. The Enterprise Dynamics (ED) platform has several market-specific libraries to conform to customer requirements. These libraries are:
- ED Logistics
- ED Airport
- ED Transport
- ED Warehouse
- PD Pedestrian Dynamics
- ED Educational
Enterprise Dynamics is based on the Taylor II simulation software, which was developed by F&H Simulations. In 1998, the newly developed simulation platform Taylor Enterprise Dynamics was introduced and in 2000, F&H Simulations was acquired by the consulting company and simulation software distributor Incontrol Business Engineers. The new company name became INCONTROL Simulation Solutions and Taylor ED was renamed to Enterprise Dynamics. At this time F&H Simulations, now called Flexsim Software Products, became independent and developed a new simulation software called Flexsim.
Fields of Application
- Manufacturing & Production
- Material Handling
- Supply Chain Management
- Logistics & Distribution
- Rail transport
- Contact Centers
- Banking & Finance
- Sports & Events
- Public & Service
Enterprise Dynamics is an object-oriented simulation platform combined with an event-oriented approach. The user can select standard simulation objects (the so-called 'Atoms'), in which the behavior of their real life equivalents is captured, from a library and create a model by clicking and dragging the objects into the model space. For each simulation object, parameters can be altered to change its behavior.
|Version||Codename||Release date||Major changes|
|1.0||Taylor Enterprise Dynamics\TED||1997|
|3.0||Taylor ED 2000||June 2000|
|6.0||Official Release 6||October 2003||
|6.1 ||January 2004||
|6.2 ||March 2004||
|6.3 ||July 2004||
|7.0 ||Official Release 7||April 2006||
|7.1 ||Summer 2006||September 2006||
|7.2 ||Winter 2007||December 2007||
|8.0 ||Official Release 8||April 2009||
|8.1 ||Spring 2010||May 2010||
|8.2 ||Spring 2011||May 2011||
|8.2.5 ||Spring 2012||March 2012||
Several add-ons are available that will extent the functionality of ED. These add-ons are:
- CAD Import Wizard
- DLL Kit
- Emulation - OPC
- Multicrane - Controller
- Security Kit
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