Plant Simulation

Model, simulate, visualize and analyze production systems and logistics processes to optimize material flow and resource utilization for all levels of your plant planning, from global facilities and local plants to specific production lines.

Model in an object-oriented, 3D simulation environment

Create well-structured, 3D hierarchical models of production facilities, lines and operations for fast and efficient modeling of discrete and continuous manufacturing processes using powerful object-oriented architecture and modeling capabilities.

Build and visualize in 3D using included libraries or external CAD data. Leverage the JT data format for 3D modeling and Siemens direct model technology for efficient loading and realistic visualization of large 3D simulation models without compromising simulation and analysis needs.

Bottle filling 3D simulation model created using Plant Simulation software.

Benefit from inheritance and hierarchy

Handle, understand and maintain complex and detailed simulations much better than conventional simulation tools due to the architectural advantages of encapsulation, inheritance and hierarchy.

Model using objects within objects and models within models at all levels of the hierarchy. Items stored in libraries are maintained for all users and changes are automatically applied to all instances of those items wherever they are used. And those library items can be easily configured to specific requirements within a particular simulation.

Plant Simulation model hierarchy of factory, production zone and single machine.

Take advantage of openness and integration

Leverage an open system architecture to support multiple interfaces and integration capacities, including ActiveX, C, CAD, COM, JSON, MQTT, ODBC, OPCClassic, OPCUA, Oracle SQL, Socket and XML.

Integrate easily with other Siemens software applications like NX Line Designer, Teamcenter, Simcenter HEEDS, Opcenter APS, TIA Portal, PLCSIM Advanced and SIMIT.

Plant Simulation 3D factory simulation model displayed next to icons for software interfaces.

Analyze and experiment freely

Enjoy many built-in tools and graphical outputs to assess production system performance, including automatic bottleneck detection; throughput analysis; machine, resource and buffer utilization; energy consumption; cost analysis; Sankey diagrams and Gantt charts.

Use experiment management tools and integrated neural networks to enable comprehensive experiment handling and automated system optimization via genetic algorithms.

Energy analysis and visualization for a 3D factory simulation model in Plant Simulation software.

Join the Plant Simulation user conference

This year's user conference will be held in Munich, Germany one day after Realize LIVE Europe and is shaping up to be another great event!

Case study


Using Plant Simulation to produce high-performance packaging systems for the confectionary industry
Case Study

Using Plant Simulation to produce high-performance packaging systems for the confectionary industry

Company:Loesch Verpackungstechnik GmbH (LoeschPack)

Industry:Industrial machinery

Location:Altendorf, Bavaria, Germany

Siemens Software:Plant Simulation, Tecnomatix


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Teamcenter Share offers a rich set of features to aid everyday collaboration using Plant Simulation software. It contributes to making digital transformation more accessible, flexible and scalable for companies of all sizes.

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