RunTime formatting is helpful for library developers because it limits the use of libraries and protects block source code:
To convert your custom libraries to RunTime format (Note: RunTime versions of ExtendSim ship with RunTime versions of all ExtendSim libraries so you will only need to convert any custom libraries you might build.):
When sharing your ExtendSim models and/or custom libraries with fellow employees, customers, or others (“end users”), the end user will either:
If the end user is using an MDE of ExtendSim:
In most cases, you can just provide your models and custom libraries to the end user. However, if your model uses blocks from the Discrete Event, Discrete Rate, or Reliability libraries, or your custom libraries have been derived from ExtendSim libraries in the ExtendSim DE or ExtendSim Pro products; the end user must also have the comparable ExtendSim product. If the model you are sharing contains custom-built blocks, please see Delivering custom files to an end user.
If the end user does not own ExtendSim:
The Analysis RunTime license is the perfect solution for end users who do not have an MDE version of ExtendSim. The Analysis RunTime license is a cost-effective way to access advanced ExtendSim functionality - perform experimentation, optimization, and analysis - without having to purchase a development version of ExtendSim.
Or if you just want the end user to view and run your model, try the Player RunTime. This free download allows you interactively run an ExtendSim model, watch as items move through the model, explore its inner workings, and view simulation results.
As the developer, it is your responsibility to supply the end user with the necessary files and sufficient information to install those files. Use this as a guide to ensure the end user has all the necessary components to view and run your model:
If you use screenshots that contain ExtendSim blocks on your web site or in any printed matter, please post or footnote this statement:
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Before quoting any documentation from the ExtendSim documentation, blocks, Help, or the Imagine That Inc. web site, you must get prior written permission from Imagine That Inc. Once permission is granted, please include this statement:
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If you build custom blocks based on ExtendSim blocks, hence using copyrighted information from certain libraries in the ExtendSim products, your right to sell, give, or otherwise distribute the blocks you have developed is restricted. In that case, your blocks may only be sold, given away, or distributed to a recipient who has the same ExtendSim package that you used to develop your blocks. For more information, see the copyright notices at the front of the ExtendSim User Reference.
The quickest and easiest way to take a video capture of your model in action is: