Simio Academic Simulation Software


Simio makes it easy to obtain, learn and teach what your students need to be successful. The resources of the Simio Academic Community support your objectives to stay ahead of the technology curve and meet the demands of next-generation technology. With software, course development, texts, and discussion forums, the Simio Academic Community adds to your knowledge base and allows you to offer critical skill development.

The website can be found here.

Capabilities, Benefits, and Key Features

  • Access to simulation software, course development, texts, and discussion forums.

Limitations / Technology Requirements

Minimum Hardware Requirements

• Pentium class or faster processor

• 4 GB or more of RAM 

• Available hard drive space of 500 MB minimum for installation

• 1,024x768 display (higher resolution recommended)

• A 128 MB integrated graphics compatible with DirectX 9

• Internet connection required for online services

If you are using an existing system, then the above guidelines should provide acceptable performance. If the system falls short in memory or graphics, note that memory is often fairly inexpensive. Most systems with inadequate memory can be easily and inexpensively upgraded. Likewise graphics cards are also fairly inexpensive.

Software Requirements

• Microsoft® Windows®  8 or later, or Windows 10 Anniversary Update or later. Both 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems are fully supported and included with the install.

Miscellaneous Notes

Apple products like Mac work when running Windows. Many customers have had good results using Parallels or similar products.

Simio does work on a Surface Pro as long as the OS is standard Windows 8 not Windows 8 RT. Simio does offer touch screen support.

What can I expect?

  • Support Tier: Tier 1 - Best Effort: While approved for use there is no institutional support for the application. IT Help would make an effort to assist using general technical knowledge. If unable to do so, the user would need to resolve the issue on their own or contact a commercial vendor for assistance.

  • Acquisition Models:

    Direct Download: Software is downloaded to a local computer and installed to run from that specific device.

    Registration: Online user account is used to login to the application each time of use, frequently using Miami's Identity and Access single-sign on capability with your Miami UniqueID and password. 

  • Licensing Model: User license server: Miami or the Vendor hosts a license server that the application uses to checkin and validate that you still have permission to use the application. The license server typically has one or more administrators that review and ensure the licenses have been deployed according the terms and conditions of use.

  • Authentication Model: Independent Registration: The user is required to create an account individually with the application vendor.

Who may use it?

Only available in academic labs and learning spaces. CEC students may use the software from designated locations.

How do I get started?

Get started here.

Is there a charge to me or my department?

No, the program is grant-based.

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