Managing Simulation Results
Alone, Simlog’s Personal Simulators save simulation results as files on your PC.
Adding Simulation Manager (English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese) to use our products in Multi-User Commercial Mode will provide additional security and efficiency, and simplify documentation, by saving simulation results in a Simlog database. Just one software license is needed, since the same Simulation Manager can be used with all of our Personal Simulators.
Using the Simulation Manager, you can:
- Create a unique “account” for each simulator user, with a unique login name and password
- Restrict access to simulation results by assigning users to different categories (Students, Instructors, Administrators)
- Group users into “classes”. In this way, if you are using the same PC to host several Simulators, you can authorize different classes to use different Simulators
- Work with multiple databases at the same time
- Save all simulation results in the Simlog database, indexed by user. In the case of a simulator lab, the simulation results at each station will be saved in the same database (so long as all of the simulator PCs are all networked together)
Simlog also offers a free Viewer so that people off-site can also review the same simulation results, using a local copy of the Simlog database.
Why Simulation Manager
The following table summarizes the advantages of using Simulation Manager.
|With Simulation Manager,
Personal Simulators in Multi-User Mode
|No Simulation Manager,
Personal Simulators in Single-User Mode
|The Personal Simulator “knows” who you are, thanks to your user account login name and password.||The Personal Simulator does not know who you are.|
|All simulation results are saved as entries in the same Simlog database, indexed by user.||Simulation results are saved in the form of individual files with just the date and time.|
|Off-site monitoring of simulation results is easy. Just have the onsite people pass along the single database file, and then use Simlog’s free Viewer to browse that database.||Off-site monitoring of simulation results is difficult. The onsite people must pass along all the results files, and each one must be viewed individually using a Web browser.|
|Simulation results are confidential. For example, a Student user can only review his/her simulation results, but an Instructor can review the simulation results of all the Students.||Anyone can review anyone’s simulation results by browsing the Results files.|
|Simulator use is secure. Only people with valid login names and passwords can use the simulator.||Anyone can use the simulator.|