List of discrete event simulation software

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This is a list of notable discrete event simulation software.


Software Publisher Description Last Updated
AnyLogic The AnyLogic Company A general purpose multimethod modeling tool. October 27, 2017[1]
Arena (software) Rockwell Automation A discrete event simulation program that also allows modeling of continuous processes. August 14, 2017[2]
Care pathway simulator SAASoft Ltd. A discrete event simulation program specifically designed for service industries e.g. healthcare. Unknown
Enterprise Dynamics INCONTROL Simulation Solutions A simulation software platform to model and analyze virtually any manufacturing, material handling and logistics challenge. July 18, 2018[3]
ExtendSim Imagine That Inc. A general purpose simulation software package. February 13, 2015[4]
FlexSim FlexSim Software Products, Inc. A discrete event simulation software with a drag-and-drop interface for modeling simulations in 3D. April 9, 2018[5]
GoldSim GoldSim Technology Group LLC Combines system dynamics with aspects of discrete event simulation, embedded in a Monte Carlo framework. September 21, 2015[6]
GPSS Various A discrete event simulation language. Different implementations are available through vendors. Various
MS4 Modeling Environment RTSync Corporation A general purpose DEVS methodology based software environment for discrete event and hybrid models. July 23, 2015[7]
Plant Simulation Siemens PLM Software Software that enables the simulation and optimization of production systems and processes. May 19, 2016[8]
ProModel ProModel, Inc. A discrete-event simulation tool that also allows modeling of continuous processes. November 15, 2017[9]
Simcad Pro CreateASoft, Inc Dynamic discrete and continuous simulation software. Visual interface with no coding environment. August 11, 2016[10]
SimEvents MathWorks Adds discrete event simulation to the MATLAB/Simulink environment. September 14, 2016[11]
Simio Simio LLC. An object oriented discrete event and agent based simulation software July 1, 2017[12]
SIMUL8 SIMUL8 Corporation Object-based simulation software March 22, 2016[13]
VisualSim Mirabilis Design Inc. Model-based system architecture exploration of electronics, embedded software and semiconductors based on timing, power consumption and functionality June 11, 2017
WITNESS Lanner Group Ltd. Discrete event simulation with VR available on desktop and cloud July 7, 2017

Open Source[edit]

Name Language Type Last Updated License Description
Cloudes Custom GUI Application March 7, 2018[14] A web-based, cloud-deployed discrete-event development system built on top of DESMO-J and allows users to develop models via its graphical user interface.
CPN Tools BETA Application February 1, 2015 (v4.0.1)[15] GPLv2 A tool to analyse logistics/queuing models in all types of applications.
DESMO-J Java Library November 30, 2015 (v2.5.1c)[16] Apache 2.0 A framework for discrete-event simulation in Java, supporting hybrid event/process models and providing animation in 2D and 3D.
Facsimile Scala Library April 29, 2009[17] LGPLv3 A discrete-event simulation/emulation library.
JaamSim Java Application June 21, 2018 (v2018-04)[18] Apache 2.0 JaamSim is a free and open source discrete-event simulation software which includes a drag-and-drop user interface, interactive 3D graphics, input and output processing, and model development tools and editors. Available for Windows, OSX and Linux
PowerDEVS C++ Application September 18, 2013 (v933)[19] AFL, GPLv2 An integrated tool for hybrid systems modeling and simulation based on the DEVS formalism.
Ptolemy II Java Library December 17, 2014 (v10.0.1)[20] BSD A software framework supporting experimentation with actor-oriented design.[20]
salabim Python Library 2018[21] MIT Salabim is a package for discrete event simulation and animation in Python..[22]
SIM.JS JavaScript Library January 16, 2012 (v0.26)[23] LGPL SIM.JS is a general-purpose Discrete Event Simulation library written entirely in JavaScript. Runs in browser and a GUI-based modeling tool is supported.
simmer R Library September 10, 2018 (v4.0.1)[24] MIT simmer is a process-oriented and trajectory-based Discrete-Event Simulation (DES) package for R.
SimPy Python Library June 12, 2016 (3.0.9)[25] MIT SimPy is a process-based discrete-event simulation framework based on standard Python.[26]
Simula Simula Language June 1, 1967 A programming language designed specifically for simulation.
SystemC C++ Library March 23, 2014 (v2.3.1)[27] SystemC Open Source License A set of C++ classes and macros which provide an event-driven simulation kernel.

Further reading[edit]

  • Byrne, James; Heavey, Cathal; Byrne, P.J. (March 2010). "A review of Web-based simulation and supporting tools". Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory. Elsevier. 18 (3): 253–276. doi:10.1016/j.simpat.2009.09.013.
  • Dagkakis, Georgios; Heavey, Cathal (August 2016). "A review of open source discrete event simulation software for operations research". Journal of Simulation. Palgrave Macmillan UK. 10 (3): 193–206. doi:10.1057/jos.2015.9.


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  2. ^ "Arena Simulation Software". Retrieved 2017-08-14.
  3. ^ "Enterprise Dynamics 10.2 released". Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  4. ^ "ExtendSim Upgrades & Updates". Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  5. ^ "FlexSim 2018 Update 1: Database Connectivity + More". Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  6. ^ "News - GoldSim". Retrieved 2016-10-06.
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