ExtendSim Analysis RunTime
The Analysis RunTime version is a cost-effective way to access ExtendSim functionality - perform experimentation, optimization, and analysis - without having to purchase the full model developer license. You, your colleagues, and your clients can use it to do any of the following:
Interactively run pre-built models, change settings, view the animation, explore the results, and save changes. (1)
Off-load time-intensive experiments, optimization, and analysis onto secondary computers. (1)
Remotely cause models to run on auxiliary computers and send data back and forth between computers and/or applications. (2)
Use it as a back-end application for a custom user interface that is also running on your computer (Use the ASP version to run simulations over an intranet or the Internet) (2)
1. Models must have been built in a Model Developer Edition of ExtendSim; ie. ExtendSim Pro, ExtendSim DE, or ExtendSim CP.
2. Running models remotely or using ExtendSim as a back-end application requires programming. ExtendSim includes the hooks to allow it to be controlled as an Automation (ActiveX/COM) server. The language you use to program, such as Visual Basic, can use ActiveX/COM to control ExtendSim.
Capabilities and Features of the Analysis RunTime
Run models built in ExtendSim Pro, ExtendSim DE, and ExtendSim CP.
Change settings in the models, save the changes, print, import data, export data, run Optimization, and run Scenario Analysis.
Add records and fields to existing ExtendSim databases or create new databases to manage and store results. Can call COM DLLs and use COM for control of/by other applications. This includes building and/or running models remotely using external programs to script model changes.
Includes RunTime versions of all the libraries shipped with ExtendSim Pro.
Unlimited Event Cycles for Reliability Block Diagramming (RBD) using the Reliability module.
There are no limits to the size of the model, how many runs, how long the runs are, or how long you can use the license (this is not an expiring type of license).
Limitations of the Analysis RunTime
Models must have been built in a Model Developer Edition of ExtendSim (Pro, DE, or CP).
Does not allow the manual building of models or blocks, nor can one manually change the configuration of the model.
Can only read RunTime versions (denoted with the suffix .lbrrt) of ExtendSim libraries. (RunTime versions of ExtendSim Pro libraries are included in the installation.)
Does not include example models or include files.
Running models remotely with the Analysis RunTime will require programming.
Model support comes from the model's developer.