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FlexSim 2016 Update 2 Beta Available

FlexSim 2016 Update 2 Beta is available. To get it, log in to your account at, then go to the Downloads section, and click on More Versions. It will be at the top of the list.

If you have bug reports or other feedback on the software, please email [email protected] or create a new idea in the Development space.

Release Notes

  • Added support for STEP and IGES 3D shapes.
  • Added a Quick Library popup when you double-click on empty space or A/S Connect to empty space in the 3D view.
  • Improved object rotation manipulation in the 3D view.
  • Added sorting to toolbox for top level items.
  • Added the ability to use the query() command with partitioned lists, using ListName.$1 or ListName.PartitionIDStr syntax.
  • Added support for the ON clause in SQL queries using the query() command.
  • Added support for the ARRAY_AGG() aggregation function in SQL queries using the query() command, in the manner of PostgreSQL.
  • Added an "Allow Multiple Pushes Before Back Order Fulfillment" setting to lists.
  • Added a "Reevaluate All Values On Push" setting to lists.
  • Added a Date Based feature to gantt charts.
  • Updated the auto-numbering mechanism when naming new objects.
  • Updated file browse dialogs to remember the last used directory.
  • Changed the default directory for opening and saving user libraries to be within documentsdir().
  • Added a colors tab to the tracked variable dashboard chart.
  • Updated the Presentation Builder interface to make the timeline more useable.
  • Updated the Animation Creator interface.
  • Updated the Stop Time interface.
  • Added range and type validation to many edit fields.
  • Added functionality to the Webserver to restrict access to certain models using Windows Authentication.
  • Fixed a bug with the window docking system that caused sizing to not work properly sometimes.
  • Fixed TimeTable Excel Import bug not working with Daily/Weekly Repeat table.
  • Fixed the Visual Studio project files so they don't give you the linker errors when you compile flexsimcontent.dll with Visual Studio.
  • Fixed a bug with cell heights and widths when inserting and deleting table rows or columns.
  • Fixed line charts continuing to collect data beyond their collect time.
  • Fixed the query() command so that it can be called within List fields.

Process Flow

  • Improved Process Flow view performance.
  • Added Split, Join, and Synchronize activities.
  • Added right-click options for re-ranking activities in a block and removing an activity from a block.
  • Added tooltips to activities that show you the activity type.
  • Added copy and paste options to the Process Flow right-click menu.
  • Populated field names of lists for SQL drop-down menu options.
  • Updated Text editing interface to be more user friendly.
  • Added an "Assign Event Object To" option to the Wait For Event and Event-Triggered Source.


  • Added new agvinfo() command options.
  • Updated paths so that they can be contained within visual tools.

Backwards Compatibility Note: the following changes may slightly change the way updated models behave.

  • Fixed issues with routing through path junctions where 3 or more paths connect.
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The tokens aren't lining up nicely in my wait for event process, in the new beta.

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