The Facsimile project's goal is to develop and maintain a high-quality, 3D, discrete-event simulation library that can be used for industrial simulation projects in an engineering and/or manufacturing environment.
Facsimile simulations run on Microsoft Windows as well as on Linux, Mac OS X, BSD and Unix.
A simulation is any dynamic model that changes with time and that is used to predict the behavior of a (usually) far more complex system. The discrete-event bit is discussed in more detail below...
The Facsimile project's SourceForge-hosted home page is now available at:
The site uses the Drupal content management system and is currently being configured. A separate announcement will be issued when the site is formally launched. In the meantime, please feel free to visit the site and pass on your comments using the Bugs & Enhancements tracker.
Back in mid 2000, a project called "gpdes3d" - general purpose, discrete-event simulation in 3D (catchy, eh?) was founded on SourceForge. Whether it was the forgettable name, the lack of time available to the project manager (and chief architect/coder/dogsbody), or whatever, this project never quite got off the ground.