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ExtendSim Training

As the Authorised Training Provider for ExtendSim in Australia, Insight Acumen is now providing ExtendSim Training (Essentials, Rate-Based, Database Techniques and Programming) Courses and/or specific training and mentoring).

Rate-Based Modelling, Database Techniques and Programming Courses will be conducted on an as-required basis. Please contact me by phone/email to discuss mutually convenient times.

ExtendSim Essentials Public Training Course Schedule (2019)

Start Finish Location
Mon 11th Feb 19 Fri 15th Feb 19 Course complete.
Mon 13th May 19 Fri 17th May 19 Brisbane CBD, venue TBA. Please register by phone/email by 15th Apr 19.
Mon 19th Aug 19 Fri 23rd Aug 19 Brisbane CBD, venue TBA. Please register by phone/email by 22nd Jul 19.
Mon 11th Nov 19 Fri 15th Nov 19 Brisbane CBD, venue TBA. Please register by phone/email by 14th Oct 19.

 

Cost of Essentials public training is $2,750 per person inclusive of GST.

If public dates don't work for you, please let me know so we can discuss private training options.

ExtendSim Essentials Private Training

If you require 1 on 1 training, cost is $3,300 inclusive of GST with course held in Brisbane.

If on-site training is preferred (maximum 4 students), cost is $2,750 per person inclusive of GST, plus travel/accommodation/transfer expenses (quoted separately).

Please Contact Us to discuss your training needs.

 


 

ExtendSim Essentials Course Details

Put yourself on a faster track and learn how to build simulation models using ExtendSim in this 4.5 day hands-on workshop. Basics of discrete event simulation will be covered plus you'll get an essential understanding of the ExtendSim architecture. By the end of the course, you will feel confident in building ExtendSim models and have your eyes opened to the powerful tools that can be quickly used for in-depth model analysis.

Topics include:

  • Understanding fundamental simulation concepts
  • Learning the basic item handling blocks and using key value handling blocks
  • Working with item properties, such as attributes and priorities
  • Routing, plus batching and unbatching items
  • Presentation features including hierarchy, cloning, and 2D animation
  • Resource Management using the Resource Pool and Resource Item methods
  • Understanding basic simulation statistics
  • Working with Equation blocks
  • Creating, editing, and accessing an ExtendSim database
  • Learning validation and verification techniques
  • Scenario Manager
  • Data management and exchange with an ExtendSim database
  • Debugging and troubleshooting

Essential ExtendSim Training is designed for Engineers, Managers, Operations Analysts, System Analysts, and anyone else who wants to learn simulation modelling and/or get up to speed quickly with ExtendSim. It is appropriate both for those who are new to ExtendSim and for beginning/intermediate simulation modellers.

Students will build, run, and analyse a model the very first day of this course. The rest of the week will be spent exploring modelling components and concepts as students apply these concepts to a class project while being coached by the instructor. The students then learn and apply more advanced concepts to the model to understand appropriate analysis techniques. The focus is on discrete event modelling, but the class is also essential for new rate-based modellers.

Prerequisites and Preparation for the Course

You will be working on a Windows laptop so you must have basic Window computer skills. Knowledge of basic statistics (random distributions and confidence intervals) is recommended.

Before your first day of class, it will be extremely helpful if you familiarise yourself with ExtendSim. If you have not already done so, please read the first two Tutorial chapters of the ExtendSim User Guide.

Training Cancellation Policy

Please see the cancellation policy at the following link: ExtendSim Training Cancellation Policy.

 


 

ExtendSim Rate-Based Modelling Training Details

Learn how to use the discrete rate (rate-based) capabilities of ExtendSim AT. Discrete rate modelling simulates rates of flow that change when events occur. This is the most common, and most efficient, method of modelling high-speed, high-volume systems such as packaging lines, mining operations, the manufacturing of powders and fluids, chemical processes, and so forth.

This one-and-a-half day course explores each block in the Rate library and presents modelling techniques such as:

Sources, storage, and units

Defining rates and critical constraints

Methods for merging and diverging flow

Control logic, including goals, hysteresis, shifts, and changeovers

Mixing flow and items, such as for filling and palletising operations

Prerequisites

Completion of the Essential ExtendSim Training, or, on instructor approval, a comparable proficiency is absolutely necessary before taking this course.

Pricing & Registration

Cost of Rate-Based Modelling Course is $880 per person inclusive of GST. Contact Rob via phone/email to start registration process.

Course Materials

Laptop computer for each attendee's use

Course manual with case studies

Solution files for all case studies and exercises

Certificate of completion

Training Cancellation Policy

Please see the cancellation policy at the following link: ExtendSim Training Cancellation Policy.

 


 

Database Techniques Course Details

You will not only learn how to use ExtendSim internal relational databases, but how to structure a database of your own model. Plus, use the database to develop really advanced constructs you NEVER knew were possible.

You'll get fairly in-depth into the programming of equation-based blocks in this class, but will not be creating any custom blocks.

The focus is on creating and using internal ExtendSim databases, but other data exchange and storage capabilities will also be discussed. You will learn about:

Creating ExtendSim databases

Database design

Data management methods

Internal data storage techniques

Dynamic linking between an ExtendSim database and data

Establishing Parent/Child relationships

Basic to advanced blocks for data management

Blocks for data exchange

User interfaces for data exchange

Using the Excel Add-In for ExtendSim databases

Database address attributes

Queue Equation & Query Equation block usage

This course is designed for Engineers, Managers, System Analysts and anyone else who wants to learn how to manage data and maximise the usage of databases in ExtendSim.

There is a maximum limit of 4 students per class so register early via Contact Us.

Prerequisites and Certification Option

Essential ExtendSim Training or a comparable proficiency is required. It will also be beneficial to be comfortable with the database concept.

At the completion of this course AND the Programming course, students are certified as an ExtendSim Professional Modeller.

Pricing & Registration

$2750 inclusive of GST for the 4 day workshop. Contact Rob via phone/email to start the registration process.

Course Materials

Laptop computer for each student's use

Course manual with case studies

Solution files for all exercises

Certificate of Completion

Training Cancellation Policy

Please see the cancellation policy at the following link: ExtendSim Training Cancellation Policy.

 


 

Programming in ExtendSim Course Details

Create custom components in the ExtendSim development environment plus learn how to maximise usage of equation-based blocks. ExtendSim provides both an internal programming language and API. These two integrated features allow you to create custom modules and capabilities for ExtendSim, including accessing code written in external languages.

This two-and-a half day workshop covers the common uses and features of the ExtendSim programming language (ModL) as well as the mechanics of block creation.

In this course, you will learn:

ModL code overview

ModL structure, system variables, and global variables

Creating a custom block, with icon, connectors, tabbed dialog, and Help text

Using common predefined functions

Understanding messages and message handlers

Understanding the continuous & discrete event architecture

Working with event posting code

Adding animation to block dialogs, block icons, and hierarchical blocks

Interacting with dialog items and database tables

Tips for enhancing block dialogs and capabilities

Problem solving using the Source Code Debugger

Students start by building an ExtendSim block and storing it in a library. During the course, you will add features to the ExtendSim block as you delve deeper into the development environment. After taking this course, you should have sufficient knowledge to create custom components and features in ExtendSim.

This course is designed for Engineers, Managers, System Analysts and anyone else who wants to learn how to create custom components and features in ExtendSim.

There is a maximum limit of 4 students per class so register early via Contact Us.

Prerequisites and Certification Option

Essential ExtendSim Training or on instructor approval, a comparable proficiency is required. Familiarity with programming concepts and terminology is preferred (C++ recommended).

At the completion of this course AND the Database Techniques course, students are certified as an ExtendSim Professional Modeler.

Pricing & Registration

$1760 inclusive of GST for the 2.5 day workshop. Contact Rob via phone/email to start the registration process.

Course Materials

Laptop computer for each student's use

Course manual with case studies

Solution files for all exercises

Certificate of Completion

Training Cancellation Policy

Please see the cancellation policy at the following link: ExtendSim Training Cancellation Policy.

 


 

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