Lifecycles is the Australian and New Zealand distributor and support point for SimaPro LCA Software.
The world’s leading LCA software chosen by industry, research institutes, and consultants in more than 80 countries.
SimaPro LCA software is widely used in Australia and New Zealand, and users have access to an Australian LCA database which includes data relevant to New Zealand too.
A professional all-in-one tool
SimaPro allows you to model products and systems from a life cycle perspective. Users build complex models in a systematic and transparent way using SimaPro's unique features such as parameters and Monte Carlo analysis. SimaPro comes fully integrated with the well known ecoinvent database and is used for a variety of applications, like:
* Carbon footprint calculation
* Product design and eco-design
* Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)
* Environmental impact of products or services
* Environmental reporting (GRI)
* Determining of key performance indicators
Versions of SimaPro
Professional versions are available as a single user or a unique multi-user network version, which is ideal for teamwork.
Educational versions come in three types for education purposes only. For paid research and consultancy type projects, please select a professional version.
A comparison graph of the different features for each version is available on the Pre website. If you are unsure of what version would suit your needs best please contact us to discuss your options further.
Experience how SimaPro works with a fully functioning demo version. A guided tour will provide an overview in of the software. Create your first LCA model in SimaPro using the tutorial provided.
SimaPro Report Maker is a new tool,
which allows you to create graphs and
tables in MS Word and MS Excel, and to
keep them updated as you change your
model and data in SimaPro.
Report Maker is an add-on for SimaPro that saves LCA practitioners a lot of time by automatically updating tables and graphs in Word and Excel documents. This is achieved by copying and pasting a link (called “item descriptor”) from SimaPro into Word or Excel. The link contains all the information necessary to redo the calculation with the right amounts, methods and filter options.
When changes are made in the life cycle model in SimaPro, users can simply update the results in their documents by clicking a button in the SimaPro Ribbon bar, in Word or Excel. Within certain limits, the layout of graphs and tables can be edited and the customised layout will be kept when the models and data are updated.
SimaPro versions for which Report Maker is available?
Report Maker is available for all indefinite professional licenses and the indefinite SimaPro PhD. A valid service contract at the time of purchase is required. Note that for Multi-User versions the number of Report Maker licenses must be equal to the number of SimaPro users. If additional users are purchased, an equal number of Report Maker licenses must be purchased at the same time.
Report Maker will only work with MS Office 2007 and 2010
After installing Report Maker you can try the full functionality of Report Maker for 30 days, to keep on using Report Maker after that you can purchase a license.
Please see SimaPro price lists and order forms for prices in Australia or New Zealand.
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Add-on to SimaPro
Teaching License Versions
There are two license versions for teaching SimaPro. The Classroom multi-user is for teaching SimaPro in a lab environment, while the Faculty license is for students working offsite with SimaPro on their own computers.
If you are using the Classroom version of SimaPro, some suggestions for trouble free work are:
Have separate databases for each group of 5 students. One server is fine, but having separate databases for each group of students stops the databases from crashing when all of the students log in and start working at the same time. A good way to do this is to create five student user profiles within one database, possibly based on student ID numbers, and then to copy the database as many times as is needed (e.g. 8 times for 40 students). You will need to keep track of which students are working on which database.
Use a simple example for students to work with. Some examples of tutorials are listed above.