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Full Update Instructions (from 7.3.3 - 8.1 to 8.3)
This document describes how to update your current SimaPro from versions before 8.2 to 8.3
Update Instructions (from 8.2 to 8.3)
This document describes how to update your current SimaPro from version 8.2 to 8.3
Installation Manual | SimaPro 8.3.0
For instructions on how to install SimaPro 8.3.0, please download the manual.
SimaPro 8 | Database and Methods Library
SimaPro contains a number of impact assessment methods, which are used to calculate impact assessment results. This manual describes how the various impact assessment methods are implemented in SimaPro. Download the free manual.
SimaPro 8 | Report Maker Installation Instructions
Report Maker is a program to export and maintain charts and tables from SimaPro in Microsoft Office programs, so a recent version of MS Office should be installed before Report Maker can be installed.
SimaPro 8 | Report Maker User Manual
Report Maker allows you to incorporate text and LCA results (graphs and tables) from SimaPro in MS Word and Excel 2010 and up, and keep those updated as per your SimaPro model. Learn how to use Report Maker with this user manual.
Full Update Instructions (from 7.3.3 - 8.0.5 to 8.2.0)
This document describes how to update your current SimaPro from versions before 8.1 to 8.2.0
Update Instructions (from 8.1 to 8.2.0)
This document describes how to update your current SimaPro from version 8.1 to 8.2.0
Installation Manual | SimaPro 8.2.0
For instructions on how to install SimaPro 8.2.0, please download the manual.
Update Instructions (from 8.0.5 to 8.1.1)
This document describes how to update your current SimaPro from version 8.0.5 to 8.1.1
SimaPro 8 | What’s new in 8.1.1?
With this release, PRé is happy to introduce a new version: SimaPro Direct which is developed to help you obtain LCA results as efficient as possible. All other updates and improvements can be found in the manual.
SimaPro 8 | What’s new in 8.1.0?
The release of SimaPro 8.1 offers improved modelling capabilities and updates to the Agri-footprint, ELCD, US LCI and Industry Data 2.0 databases. You can now also export data to ILCD format, to make PEF data exchange easier.
Update Instructions (from 8.0.5 to 8.1.1)
This document describes how to update your current SimaPro from version 8.0.5 to 8.1.1
Installation Manual | SimaPro 8.1.1
For instructions on how to install SimaPro 8.1.1, please download the manual.
Update Instructions (from 8.0.4 to 8.0.5)
This document describes how to update your current SimaPro from version 8.0.4 to 8.0.5
Installation Manual | SimaPro 8.0.5
For instructions on how to install SimaPro 8.0.5, please download the manual.
SimaPro 8 | What’s new in 8.0.5?
SimaPro 8.0.5 includes the much awaited update of the Plastics Europe data, improvement of methods including ILCD, ReCiPe, BEES and Ecological Scarcity and of course improvements and bug fixes in the software such as updated Graphs, Product Stage import / export and Multi User administration enhancements.
State of the art of LCA in business
At PRé we’re committed to empower LCA and sustainability practitioners to increase their impact, because we believe Life Cycle Thinking can make sustainability decisions more fact-based.
Recorded Webinar | Introduction to ecoinvent version 3
This the recording of ecoinvent's webinar about the latest version of the database, ecoinvent version 3.1.
SimaPro 8 | What’s new in 8.0.4?
SimaPro version 8.0.4 has just been released. It includes the new ecoinvent database, v3.1, which now contains more processes and has some important bug fixes. In addition, SimaPro now contains a new water footprint method. This is a summary of the most important updates. For a complete overview, please download the manual.
Update Instructions (from 7 or 8 to 8.0.4)
This document describes how to update your current SimaPro from version 7 or 8 to 8.0.4
Installation Manual | SimaPro 8.0.4
For instructions on how to install SimaPro, please download the manual.
Update of the ILCD 2011 Midpoint method version 1.04 in SimaPro
We are happy to announce that an updated version of the ILCD 2011 Midpoint method is now available in SimaPro
Now Available: Novel Product Social Impact Assessment Method
Today marks the release of the Handbook for Product Social Impact Assessment, a leading-edge methodology that allows businesses to measure the social footprint of their products. The Roundtable for Product Social Metrics is making this methodology available for free, putting this high-impact tool in the hands of businesses who want to improve sustainable product development and social sustainability throughout their product’s life cycle and supply chain.
Agri-footprint Database | Methodology and basic principles
Agri-footprint 2.0 is available as a library within SimaPro. The main objective of Agri-footprint is to bring data and methodology together to make it easily available for the LCA community.
Agri-footprint Database | Description of data
This manual describes the data included in the Agri-Footprint database
SimaPro 8 | Introduction to LCA
The Introduction to LCA Manual explains the basic theory of LCA. Download the free manual.
SimaPro 8 | SimaPro Tutorial Manual
In this tutorial we aim to guide you through your first experience with SimaPro by taking you through a series of simplified examples. Download the free tutorial and get started today.
SimaPro 8 | What’s new in 8.0.3?
New feature in SimaPro, new and updated LCI data and update of the method library.
Update Instructions (from 8.0.2 to 8.0.3)
This document describes how to update your current SimaPro from version 8.0.2 to 8.0.3
Update Instructions (from 7.3.3 to 8.0.3)
This document describes how to update your current SimaPro 7.3 to version 8.0.3, and update your database with ecoinvent v3, Agri-footprint database, ELCD v3 database plus new and updated methods.
Installation Manual | SimaPro 8.0.3
For instructions on how to install SimaPro, please download the manual.
Agricultural LCA Database Agri-footprint Now Available in SimaPro
PRESS RELEASE | PRé Consultants and Blonk Consultants are proud to announce the exclusive release of the agricultural life cycle assessment (LCA) database Agri-footprint in SimaPro, the world’s leading LCA software.
Whitepaper On The SimaPro 8 Calculation Engine
To keep up with the increasing size and complexity of LCA databases, we have overhauled the SimaPro calculation engine. Download the whitepaper to read about the new engine and compare the new and old engines.
Installation Manual | SimaPro 8.0.2
For instructions on how to install SimaPro, please download the manual.
Update Instructions (from 8.0 to 8.0.2)
This document describes how to update your current SimaPro 8.0.0 or 8.0.1 to version 8.0.2, and update your database with the corrected version of ecoinvent v3 libraries plus corrected Methods library. If you have already done an update of your database from SimaPro 7, a correction will be made in the use of waste treatment processes in projects that were transferred to use ecoinvent v3 data.
Update Instructions (from 7.3.3 to 8.0.2)
This document describes how to update your current SimaPro version 7.3 to 8.0.2, and update your database with ecoinvent v3 plus new and updated methods.
SimaPro 8 | What is new in SimaPro 8?
PRé is proud to present the new release of SimaPro 8 equipped with an updated database that includes ecoinvent v3. The most important improvements are the introduction of ecoinvent 3 and of regionalized water footprint methods, the update of existing impact assessment methods, and a significantly quicker calculation engine. Please read the report for more details.
Water Use Modelling With ecoinvent v3 Opens New Possibilities
A presentation by ecoinvent about increased focus on water use impacts, new LCIA methodologies and data on water withdrawel.
Standards and Guidelines
A centralized overview of standards can help companies to better understand the developments of global and regional reporting standards and guidelines, which are applicable to their company or products. read the whitepaper on Standards and Guidelines
What’s new in SimaPro 8?
PRé is proud to present the new release of the world’s leading LCA software, SimaPro 8, with an updated database ecoinvent 3 and the introduction of regionalized water footprint methods.
Introducing SimaPro 8 | Improved Sustainability Metrics
Mark Goedkoop, founder of PRé Consultants and SimaPro, proudly introduces to you the new release of LCA Software, SimaPro 8.
PRé Introduces SimaPro 8, for Improved Sustainability Metrics Integration
November 4, 2013 – Amsterdam - PRé is pleased to announce the release of SimaPro 8, the latest version of our cutting-edge life cycle assessment software. This new iteration includes the ecoinvent 3 database, the dataset widely used to empower decision-making with sustainability metrics. This collaboration allows users to access new modeling approaches, market processes, and datasets. New to SimaPro are the water footprinting methods and a completely new calculation engine to accommodate the significantly larger database ecoinvent 3.
SimaPro Brochure
LCA Software for measuring sustainability impact
SimaPro Report Maker Brochure
Save time updating your LCA results and deliver accurate reports effortlessly
Installation Manual | SimaPro 7.3.3
For instructions on how to install SimaPro, please download the manual. You can always download the latest installation file in the support corner.
Software Update Instructions (from 7.0.0 to 7.3.3)
This document describes how to update SimaPro version 7 to 7.3.3.
Ecoinvent Methodology Report 2013
The Swiss Centre for Life Cycle Inventories (the ecoinvent Centre) has the mission to promote the use and good practice of life cycle inventory analysis through supplying life cycle inventory (LCI) data to support assessment of the environmental and socio-economic impact of decisions. This report describes the general structure of the ecoinvent database.
ReCiPe Report
Recipe is a life cycle impact assessment method which comprises harmonised category indicators at the midpoint and the endpoint level
Usetox User Manual
This user manual provides basic information needed to understand and apply the USEtoxTM model, i.e. to calculate midpoint characterisation factors for human toxicity and freshwater ecotoxicity.
Swiss Input Output library
What are the environmental impacts of Swiss consumption and production patterns? Developing and applying a methodology for answering this question is the main topic of this report.
EU and DK Input Output library
This database manual contains 4 reports generated for the ForWast project, which was focusing on the overall mapping of physical flows and stocks of resources to forecast waste quantities in Europe and identify life‐cycle environmental stakes of waste prevention and recycling. It was executed as a 6th Framework Programme project.
SimaPro 8 | Programming Wizards
Since 1998, PRé has developed an alternative way of presenting the LCA results using wizards. Wizards present themselves as a series of questions to the user. Wizards are usually focused on a specific product. In practice this means Wizards are used for groups of users that have to deal with a similar topic or problem.
SimaPro 8 | Programming the COM Interface
SimaPro is a versatile LCA tool, but in some occasions you need more than a stand-alone tool. For example, if you want to analyze a lot of data automatically you may want to integrate SimaPro and your business software. In the SimaPro Developer version a COM-interface is available. This allows the user to control SimaPro from applications such as Excel, .NET applications, Delphi, PHP
Update Instructions for Database (from 7.3.2 to 7.3.3)
This document describes how to update your database with new and updated data. This update will change the results of your calculations as methods have been updated.
Update Instructions for Database (up to version 7.3.3)
This document describes how to update your database from older Simapro versions to 7.3.3.

Scientific Publications

PRé Consultants has a solid and diversified experience in research and projects. Find here an overview of scientific publications.

 

LCA Discussion List

The LCA discussion list is a global platform to discuss issues related to life cycle assessment and related sustainability issues. Here you can ask the LCA community questions concerning LCA, contribute to various topics and share information. 

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