Before reading this topic, consider reading
Key Concepts About Getting Data to
ensure you are familiar with the overall processes and tools that are involved in getting
data from a simulation model.
The Statistics Collector is a tool that will gather data from the objects and events
you specify during a simulation run. During a simulation run, a statistics collector will
listen to these objects and put the data into a table, such as the one shown in the
following example, which tracks the time at which items enter and exit an assembly
Once you've collected this raw data, you could possibly:
Visualize the data using some of the charts available within FlexSim.
Export the data to an external software program such as Excel or Tableau.
The Statistics Collector has two main advantages:
It can easily adapt to meet your unique data-gathering
needs. You can customize statistics collectors to gather data from nearly any
event or statistic that is available during a simulation run. At the same time, the
statistics collector won't guess about what data you might want and only gives you
exactly what you asked for. Nothing more and nothing less. In other words, the
statistics collector lets you determine exactly what data you want to gather while also
allowing you to filter out any unnecessary data that you don't want.
It gives you direct access to your simulation model's raw
data. While it is sometimes useful to create charts to visualize the results of
a simulation model, sometimes it's more useful to have access to the raw data from a
simulation run itself. Using statistics collectors, you won't need to create a chart
to get information from simulation run. All your raw data will be available in data
tables that you create and define. Using the data from these tables, you can then
perform more calculations, display the data in a chart in FlexSim, or export the data
for further analysis using your preferred data analysis software programs.
Statistics Collector Tutorial
The best way to learn about using the Statistics Collector is
to use the Statistics Collector Tutorial:
This tutorial will guide you through using the Statistics Collector
to make many different kinds of tables and chart in FlexSim.
The tutorial also explains the basic concept associated with the
Statistics Collector Reference
To learn about all available options for the Statistics Collector,
or to learn in how the Statistics Collector works in great detail,
you can read the following reference topic: