Industrial and Management Systems Engineering


Date of this Version



P. Savory (1993), “Introduction to IntelliSIM 1.0,” IntelliSIM 2.0 User’s Manual, Jan 1993.


IntelliSIM is a prototype for a new generation of knowledge-based simulation tool that has been developed by the Systems Simulation Laboratory at Arizona State University. This tool is a computer environment that allows non-simulation trained modelers to predict the performance of a manufacturing system for which the necessary data is available. The system provides predictive data on such items as throughput time, queue levels, equipment utilization, reactions to machine failures, etc. With IntelliSIM, the benefits of discrete-event simulation can be exploited without requiring the high level of expertise necessary to successfully conduct a sound simulation study. The approach offered with IntelliSIM is one which will offer substantial savings over currently available simulation tools. This document is Version 2 (1993) of the user manual for the IntelliSIM software.