The performance of an asphalt plant depends upon the interaction of many different processes. Astec has made substantial improvements in its ability to accurately simulate these different processes, generating large quantities of disparate data whose impact on the design issues at hand is often difficult to understand. Astec brings meaning to this data by combining results from different simulation tools and different design alternatives. Animations, graphs and explanatory text are merged into a single composite image using Ansys EnSight. This gives the decision–maker everything he or she needs to know to improve product performance.