SimaPro LCA Wizard Development
Wizards allow users inexperienced with SimaPro to model a life cycle through a predefined question and answer tree. This way they can quickly build their own LCA.
The LCA Wizard in the SimaPro demo and all full versions is an example of a Wizard.
Wizards can save your company valuable time. It can also drastically reduce the chances of introducing errors by limiting the choices available and directing the user at each step of the way.
The possibility to create wizards is a unique feature in the SimaPro Developer version.
Data and Wizards can be distributed with any SimaPro version, such as the low cost SimaPro Compact. This version has less advanced features but is perfect for large-scale distribution of Wizards and databases. This makes it an ideal solution for industry associations or larger companies to disseminate data and promote life cycle thinking.
A Wizard can be written to allow the design department in your organization to model designs and analyze a complete life cycle for a certain product range. The wizard would prompt the user at each step for an answer, limiting the choices of inputs to a few variables, such as transport or packaging options.
Interactive building of a process tree
Requirements for creating wizards
The only requirement is that one employee in your company understands the principles of Life Cycle Assessment, the working of SimaPro and has experience writing wizards.
Wizards can be programmed by users of the SimaPro Developer version. See also our manual (PDF) on writing wizards.
EarthShift consultants can assist you in developing wizards in various ways. Special trainings can be organized on request. Our experienced team can also develop wizards for you.