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Old 03-01-2009
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Can someone post a template on how a user manual should be written for simulation models created in Flexsim? For example, I plan on delivering a Flexsim simulation model to my client along with a Run-Time license. My model also uses Excel sheet for inputs.

Is there a standard boiler-plate instructions for the user then for these three things:
1. Flexsim Run Time installation
2. Model inputs
3. Model run & analysis.

Appreciate if someone can provide some guidelines as to what goes into a usermanual for Flexsim models.

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I understand that the user manual development for any user developed model is entirely the modeler's job and I am not looking for easy out-sourcing of this - however I was merely scanning the community for any USER MANUAL STANDARDS (if indeed there is such a thing) to follow.

If indeed there exists no such standard, then I will make my own and post it here.
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Default User Manual Template

It appears that there were no takers for my request. So I decided to post something as a starter kit. Hopefully someone will do a much better job of what I am posting here. Please refer to the Table Of Content section that outlines the type of topics to be covered in a User Instructional Manual in general.

Remember that this is what I thought my user would like to see in a manual. Your mileage may vary. By all means, please post your version here so we can eventually agree on a 'best practice' for simulation user manual standard.

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