The ED Tutorial has been updated to use the new features that have been introduced in ED8. This includes the General Monitor atom, a more modern looking and capable version of the Monitor atom and most importantly the ExcelActiveX atom, a stable and user friendly connection to Excel. Go to the Download page to get the latest version of the ED tutorial.

Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) simulation – also referred to as emulation – becomes increasingly important to ensure high software quality and short development cycles for complex automation solutions. In the funded research project OMSIS Dresden University of Technology and INCONTROL Simulation Solutions cooperated to strengthen the ENTERPRISE DYNAMICS software for HIL simulation.

The ED Community is a new forum where you can share knowledge and questions with other users of Enterprise Dynamics and where you can obtain advice and opinions from other community members and our team of simulation experts at Incontrol. The community is open to all ED users including students. Incontrol will make sure that all questions get a response although we will obviously not do the students homework assignments. Join the Enterprise Dynamics® Community today!

Student: Justian Knobbout, 3rd year student Business Engineering

School: Hogeschool Utrecht, The Netherlands

Your ED Educational license also has Developer capabilities. This means that you can not only build models with the atoms that come with Enterprise Dynamics, but it also enables you to modify the atoms in your library or to develop your own atoms. You are even capable of developing your own simulation applications and libraries.

Student: Pauline Hoogeland
School: Technical University Eindhoven (TUE), The Netherlands
INCONTROL Simulation Solutions and the Chair of Transportation Systems and Logistics, University of Dortmund, built the simulation platform ED TransSim which supports the strategic layout planning and the development of operational rules in logistics depots.
Therefore a simulation platform with two independent libraries on different levels of detail was set up: the first one, ED TransSim-Node, for modeling e.g. forwarding agencies and distribution centers; the second, ED TransSim-Net, for modeling logistics networks.
ALADIN (Agro Logistic Analysis and Design INstrument) is a visual interactive simulation environment building on the Logistics Suite of the (object oriented) simulation package Enterprise Dynamics (ED).The application, developed by Wageningen UR, concerns a library of generic building blocks for modelling Fresh Supply Chains and Networks. Quality models for a range of fresh products are embedded in this library.These models describe quality behaviour, for example botrytis in strawberries or weight loss of bell peppers, under specified conditions (temperature, relative humidity, modified atmosphere, etc.). They incorporate parameters that reflect stochastic biological variations in product quality decay and are developed by experts in lab-experiments under controlled conditions.

Two new case studies have been added to the ED Educational Suite. The case studies share a theme: whether or not to pool servers.

One of the most important new features in ED 8.1 for teachers is the new ExcelActiveX atom. The development of this atom was motivated by a request from a teacher. In contrast with the old Excel atom, which used the DDE mechanism, the ExcelActiveX atom uses the more modern ActiveX mechanism.