This is a list of notable
discrete event simulation software.
Open Source [ edit ]
February 1, 2015 (v4.0.1) 
GPLv2 A tool to analyse logistics/queuing models in all types of applications.
November 30, 2015 (v2.5.1c) 
Apache 2.0 A framework for discrete-event simulation in Java, supporting hybrid event/process models and providing animation in 2D and 3D.
April 29, 2009 
LGPLv3 A discrete-event simulation/emulation library.
May 2, 2017 
Apache 2.0 A framework for discrete-event simulation in Java, supporting animation in 2D and 3D.
September 18, 2013 (v933)  AFL, GPLv2
An integrated tool for hybrid systems modeling and simulation based on the DEVS formalism.
December 17, 2014 (v10.0.1)  BSD
A software framework supporting experimentation with actor-oriented design.
August 24, 2017 (v2.1.3)
MIT salabim is a process-based discrete-event simulation package in Python. It features queues, distributions, resources and 2D-animation
June 13, 2017 (v1.1b) 
January 16, 2012 (v0.26) 
May 30, 2017 (v3.6.2)
MIT simmer is a process-oriented and trajectory-based Discrete-Event Simulation (DES) package for R. As a noteworthy characteristic, simmer exploits the concept of
trajectory: a common path in the simulation model for entities of the same type.
June 12, 2016 (3.0.9) 
MIT SimPy is a process-based discrete-event simulation framework based on standard Python.
June 1, 1967
A programming language designed specifically for simulation.
March 23, 2014 (v2.3.1)  SystemC Open Source License
A set of C++ classes and macros which provide an event-driven simulation kernel.
Commercial [ edit ]
AnyLogic The AnyLogic Company
A graphical general purpose simulation tool which supports discrete event,
system dynamics and agent-based modeling approaches.
May 25, 2015 
Arena (software) Rockwell Automation
A discrete event simulation program that also allows modeling of continuous processes.
August 14, 2017 
Care pathway simulator SAASoft Ltd.
A discrete event simulation program specifically designed for service industries e.g. healthcare.
Enterprise Dynamics INCONTROL Simulation Solutions
A simulation software platform.
May 24, 2016 
ExtendSim Imagine That Inc.
A general purpose simulation software package.
February 13, 2015 
FlexSim FlexSim Software Products, Inc.
A discrete event simulation software with a drag-and-drop interface for modeling simulations in 3D.
September 6, 2016 
Gensym G2 Gensym
A flexible discrete event simulation program with ability to integrate with external tools
May 2, 2017 
GoldSim GoldSim Technology Group LLC
Combines system dynamics with aspects of discrete event simulation, embedded in a Monte Carlo framework.
September 21, 2015 
A discrete event simulation language. Different implementations are available through vendors.
MS4 Modeling Environment RTSync Corporation
A general purpose DEVS methodology based software environment for discrete event and hybrid models.
July 23, 2015 
Network Simulation software with built-in development environment
August 26, 2016 
Siemens PLM Software Software that enables the simulation and optimization of production systems and processes.
May 19, 2016 
ProModel ProModel, Inc.
A discrete-event simulation tool that also allows modeling of continuous processes.
June 1, 2014 
Simcad Pro CreateASoft, Inc
Dynamic discrete and continuous simulation software. Visual interface with no coding environment.
August 11, 2016 
MathWorks Adds discrete event simulation to the
MATLAB/ Simulink environment.
September 14, 2016 
Simio Simio LLC.
An object oriented discrete event and agent based simulation software
July 1, 2017 
SIMUL8 SIMUL8 Corporation
Object-based simulation software
March 22, 2016 
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
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.
References [ edit ]