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The Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University has joined Simio’s academic programme, which offers the company’s 3D modelling software to schools at no charge.

Simio awarded a USD29,700 (GBP19,310) grant to the Desautels Faculty of Management.

The NSERC Create Program, which will benefit from the grant, is set improve the collective capacity of the six partner universities in Canada for training doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows who could become significant contributors to healthcare research, practice and policy making.

McGill University is now one of more than 120 universities worldwide to join Simio’s academic programme.

The Simio Academic Edition software has no model size limits and includes discrete and continuous modelling, object library development and 3D animation.

Trainees at the university will be able to model systems using intelligent objects and the software’s direct connection to Google’s 3D Warehouse.

The intelligent objects are built by modellers and may be reused in multiple modelling projects.

These objects can be stored in libraries and shared.

Simio’s connection to Google’s 3D Warehouse gives access to a free online library of thousands of graphic objects, providing students with the ability to solve real-world problems in visually rich environments.

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