By way of a quick introduction, I'm a long-time user of Plant Sim, going back to the early 1990's when it was called SiMPLE++ and ran under SCO Unix. I'm currently using Plant Sim on behalf of a client, and I'm enjoying using it once more...
This post is not so much a problem that I need help solving as it is a request for a new feature. (But maybe I'm wrong? If there's already such a feature, please let me know. Incidentally, apologies if there's a better way of requesting new features - this is the only option that seems to be available.)
Here's the issue: I want to be able to use distributed version control systems, such as git, to assist with model development. It is possible to do this, right now, but there are a lot of limitations:
These restrictions are due to the fact that Plant Simulation utilizes a binary file format to store model information.
So here's the feature request: would it be possible to export/import Plant Simulation models (as well as libraries and objects) to/from a text file format, one that supports the merging of models in systems such as git? Without mentioning any names, a lot of other simulation products already have this capability. ;-)
I'd welcome any thoughts on this. If anyone - particularly at Siemens - would like to correspond with me in more detail on this subject, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.