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Material flow visualization in Tecnomatix Plant Simulation using 3D Sankey diagrams

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Sankey diagrams are named after Matthew Sankey, who developed this type of diagram to visualize the flow of steam from a steam machine.

Plant Simulation can represent Sankey diagrams in 2D as well as in 3D to visualize the flow of material. In the below picture, in blue you will notice the printed circuit boards PCBs, and in green the movement of workers through a production plant. In a Sankey diagram, the diameter of the lines shows the quantity or volume of material entity flowing through the system




Sankey or Flow diagrams allows you to easily read discrete event simulation runs and recognize patterns to draw the right conclusions. The Tecnomatix Plant Simulation Sankey wizard enables users to create Sankey charts just by using drag and drop commands in a matter of few seconds.