Abstract The design of a CIM laboratory environment that will satisfy multiple criteria is difficult at best. Monetary concerns limit the range of options. There are competing factions vying for use of the lab. There are factors of design of the equipment which prevent physically moving it when a new need is identified. This paper presents an analysis that was performed upon the design of the CIM laboratory at OSU. The chosen design will control the decisions upon which equipment is purchased and the overall layout of the facility. The software that is used to facilitate the analysis is MIMES (Taylor, 1993).