Enterprise Dynamics® is the leading simulation software platform to assist and support in the modeling and analyzing of virtually any problem. Enterprise Dynamics allows you to find answers and insight without physically investing in the solution.
A good simulation software platform does not only provide fast modeling capabilities and good visualization features, but it also provides the possibilities for the re-use of previous made models, segments of models and components.
- The ability to test a future system in an early design stage.
- Testing and improving proposed modifications resulting from e.g. Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma studies, without impacting the operational environment.
- Modeling and analysis of several scenarios, such as Rough-Cut Capacity Planning, to be prepared for the future.
- Optimization and safeguarding of investment planning for production and transport equipment.
- Estimating the influence of uncertainties and variations, like failures and variable process times on system performances.
- Analysis and visualization of operational systems in 2D and 3D animation.
The main benefits of simulation with Enterprise Dynamics® are:
- Virtual optimization
- Manage complexity & variation
- Planning & preparation
- Return on investment
Virtual optimization: You can virtually test and improve any scenario throughout the entire system lifecycle without disrupting the actual system and also decrease the implementation period.
Manage complexity & variation: Large scale systems are difficult to manage. Enterprise Dynamics® offers you the perfect tool to create insight in your system. Improve communication: state-of-the-art 2D and 3D visualization enables you to communicate effectively and supports you in convincing stakeholders.
Planning & preparation: With simulation you can answer all your “what-if” questions and optimize your resource planning.
Return on investment: Simulation software enables you to evaluate your potential and / or future resource investments.
Enterprise Dynamics® offers the following key features:
- A powerful simulation platform for large-scale systems;
- Easy “drag & drop” model building;
- Extended object libraries and additional packages for different application areas;
- Extended set of pre-defined and user-defined control rules;
- Create your own object library and modify existing objects;
- State-of-the-art 2D & 3D visualization;
- Easy to use graphical user interface;
- Import your own 3D models;
- Extended result reporting module and standard output;
- Experiment wizard for fast and easy experiment design and reliable results;
- Open architecture;
- Input and output connections based on all industry standards;
- No model limitations.
The Enterprise Dynamics® Licensing Model
Enterprise Dynamics® is available in 32-bit and 64-bit and is offered as a subscription license or as a perpetual license. Select the licensing that suits your requirements best.
The subscription license includes:
- The Enterprise Dynamics® platform
- All product updates
- Online access to additional free packages
- Modeling support: experienced Simulation Engineers at INCONTROL will help you in dealing with your modeling challenges
- Access to our JIRA database: in this database, you can propose improvements for the upcoming releases and find answers to user requests
- Full technical support
In order to gain access to these services, the Perpetual License can be upgraded with an optional maintenance & support contract.
The subscription licensing model offers the time-limited right to run Enterprise Dynamics® and therefore offers a high degree of flexibility and maximum cost control for the user.
After activation of the software by the licensee, the installation of Enterprise Dynamics® is tied to the hardware, secured by a software key (WIBU Codemeter Application). Individual hardware components can be changed during the contract period; an installation on another PC system is not possible without prior approval by INCONTROL.
The subscription contracts for Enterprise Dynamics® Licenses will be automatically renewed for an additional year upon expiration of the minimum or the agreed time period unless they are canceled in writing 3 months prior the expiration. If canceled at the end of the contract period, the user’s authority expires and the software can no longer be used. A reactivation of deactivated licenses is possible at any time.
Enterprise Dynamics® Developer-License
Enterprise Dynamics® Developer allows you to develop simulation models based on the numerous available simulation objects within your Enterprise Dynamics® library and enables the ability to develop your own simulation objects or to modify any of the existing simulation objects. With Enterprise Dynamics® Developer you are capable of developing your own simulation libraries and applications.
Enterprise Dynamics® Runtime License
The Enterprise Dynamics® Runtime version allows the user to open and run simulation models and applications. The user is also capable of changing the model parameters to setup a specific simulation run. The Enterprise Dynamics® Runtime does not allow you to develop a simulation model.
Enterprise Dynamics® Viewer License
Our free Enterprise Dynamics® Viewer allows you to open, run and view any simulation model or application. This license is ideal for simulation modelers who like to offer their customer(s) a working simulation model that they can run, but not modify. In comparison to a movie (which displays a predefined sequence of frames) the user can decide which part of the model is highlighted or visualized (either 2D or 3D).
Free trial version
The free trial versions of our comprehensive simulation software tool Enterprise Dynamics® will help you to evaluate the best simulation software solution for your purpose. We offer free trials for commercial & educational evaluation (30 days) and students (120 days).
When you are interested in Enterprise Dynamics® simulation software for education & research, please visit our solutions-rubric.
- Available Packages
- Archive Atoms
- Advanced Robots
- Transfer Car
- OPC Client
- Developer Tools
With Enterprise Dynamics® we introduce the package concept that makes it easier than before to expand Enterprise Dynamics®’ capabilities with additional simulation objects, new functionalities and special features. On top of the large object library that is included with Enterprise Dynamics®, the user can now add packages that fit the purpose of the project.
Depending on the license, Enterprise Dynamics® packages are available for download. Most of these packages will be free-of-charge and provide additional simulation objects (atoms), libraries, interfaces, 3rd party products, or additional functionality for the ED kernel. Also, Enterprise Dynamics® delivers a platform for consultants and specialists to express their Know-how in offering packages to a world-wide user base.
All available packages can be downloaded and loaded from the software itself.The list of available packages will be continuously revised. The packages are under constantly improvement and will be updated on a regular basis through major and minor updates.
- Archive Atoms
- Advanced Robots
- OPC Client
- Security 1)
- Developer Tools
- SAP 1)
1) On request only, as customized preparations of these packages have to be provided by INCONTROL.
The Enterprise Dynamics® objects have evolved over the years. Normally, simulation models will use the current version of the objects and each simulation model will benefit from the continuous development work on these objects. Anyway, some older models might require a specific older object. This package contains previous versions of objects and is provided for backward compatibility.
The Advanced Robots package adds 3 robot simulation objects to the object library:
- Advanced Linear Robot
- Advanced Scara Robot
- Advanced Vertical Articulated Robot
This package adds ASRS objects to your library. An ASRS is a rail-bound single track vehicle to store and retrieve goods of warehouse racks. There are parameters to edit size, position and layout of all elements.
A Transfer Car system is a rail-bound single or double track vehicle for fast and reasonable linear transport and/or to combine multiple input and output locations of material flow. Especially for longer distances, Transfer Cars are used instead of conveyors for example to connect the inbounds of several warehouse aisles.
OLE Process Control or OPC is a standard developed by Microsoft for communicating to numerous data sources, either devices on the factory floor or a database in a control room. Today many companies all over the world use OPC as a standard for their field, process and business management. By constantly providing information of the world reality, OPC acts as the link between simulation and reality in Enterprise Dynamics®.
Many simulation libraries or models contain branch or company-specific Know-how. The ED Security package is developed to be able to protect this Know-how. It will encrypt simulation objects and models.
The Development Tools package contains additional functionalities to assist the advanced user in developing an own set of objects. With the Development Tools package, it is even possible to create own packages.
DLLs or Dynamic Linked Libraries were invented by Microsoft to enable computer programs to share parts of their functionality with other programs. The ED DLL package makes it possible to use DLLs with Enterprise Dynamics®, which creates many advantages such as saving integration costs, expanding ED with own added-value functionalities, customizing front-end interfaces and communication without boundaries.
The ability to import and export data to external databases and systems is one of the strong points of Enterprise Dynamics®. By adding a number of Gui-Builder components to communicate with SAP and corresponding new 4DScript functions, it is possible to read and write directly into your SAP system.