Create! Simulation aided development of control software for automated material flow systems
So far simulators in connection with production processes and material flow systems are primarily used as design instruments and planning support tools. Recently new application areas developed: Some prototypical applications have shown the feasibility of applying simulation for the task of developing and testing of control software. This paper will give a short survey of existing systems, both special purpose and modified conventional simulators and derive requirements for a new generally applicable simulator. We will outline the concepts behind CREATE!, our approach to match the requirments stated before.