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  2. In order to see the entities accumulated on any path you should first transfer the created entities (which Adam mentioned above) out of the source object. The attached model shows one way of how you can achieve accumulated enities on any path. isThereInputBufferCapa.spfx
  3. I noticed that the Source is not making just two entities, as you stated, it is actually making several as governed by your Interarrival Time. But since you have Output@Source1 (TransferNode) Blocked Destination Rule set to 'Select Available Only', all entities created after the first two are waiting until one of the Servers has finished processing. You will notice that once Server1 has finished processing, an entity is released from the Source (since its destination has been assigned). I would recommend exploring this further by enabling 'Model Trace', from the Run Ribbon, to see what is happening behind the scenes. Happy modeling!
  4. Double check that each Resource is hooked to the correct Work Schedule, and that you have the intended Day Pattern inputs for Mon - Sun in your Work Schedule(s). It sounds like you might need a separate (two total) Work Schedule for each group of 5 Resources. I would also recommend visually verifying that the Resources go OffShift (turn white) at the intended times. Other than that just make sure that the Off Shift Rule, in the Server's Secondary Resources, is also set to 'Suspend Processing'. Another way to check that the Server has suspended processing is to put some Dynamic Label Text on the Entity like 'ModelEntity.ID' so you can see exactly which Entity is in the Processing.Contents queue of the Server before and after the shift change. It should be the same one! Happy modeling!
  5. Hello, I'm college student preparing the contest sponsored by "KOREA SOCIETY FOR SIMULATION". So I'm making model which has no input buffer , just remaining on the path. But the issue is that, if i set the input buffer as 0, the source makes entities only two, which is the sum of the sever's capacity.... I have seen that kind of model at the jsmith.co , but my model doesn't act like that.. What should I do for my model? isThereInputBufferCapa.spfx
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  7. Hi Shane, With the process you described it is very possible, I would suggest the engineers as servers and the orders as entities. The scale of your project might however not justify the means, Simio is more than capable, however I would not purchase it just for this application (if you already have it it would be a great project). Regards, Willem
  8. I am evaluating this software to determine if it would help with our current scheduling woes. The engineering group is where I am starting the modeling process. I have attached a document that lays out the problem and some of the constraints that exist. Would you be better off to model individual engineers as individual servers or as individual resources with one engineering server? Is my modeling need too complicated? I am quite new to this software but I can see the upside to the methodology employed by the software and the potential to model our complete manufacturing facility. Engineering Process Statement2.pdf
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  10. Additional Information: In the work schedule only some of the resources are going off shift while some are staying on (in this case there are 10 resources scheduled for the shift but 5 take the first lunch break from 1130-1200 while the other 5 resources take a lunch from 1200-1230). How can I suspend processing just for the partial amount of the objects in the shift that own the 5 resources that are "taking lunch"?
  11. Hello, I have selected Suspend Processing in the Off Shift Rule portion of my server modules but when I use a Status Label to indicate the Resource.Capacity.Utilized / Resource.Capacity, it appears as though the resources are not going off shift until after processing the entity in the server calling on the secondary resource. What else do I need to do? I'd like for the Resource to go off shift (and not finish the process) according to the Work Schedule assigned to it and then pick back up the processing of the entity when it gets back on shift. I've looked into several other posts but they seem to be outdated. Thanks!
  12. Thank You Jeff. This worked perfectly well as was expected. Appreciate your help.
  13. Wow, that's an incredible help! Thank you so much!
  14. Yes! You will need to use a "Table Based Work Schedule" instead of a "Pattern Based Work Schedule". You can create a Table Based Work Schedule in the Data tab, Work Schedules view, Schedule ribbon (near the top left). The data table, which may be bound to an outside source like any Simio data table, should have two DateTime columns called something like 'StartTime' and 'EndTime' along with an Integer column called something like 'CapacityValue'. You may read more about the implementation in the Simio Reference Guide (Help via the Support ribbon) "Work Schedules" topic. Happy modeling!
  15. Hi Glen, Would it at all be possible now or in future to import and export processes? We have 8 models that have to use the same processes but have different data tables and layouts. Most of the logic we can place objects but not all, so we have some logic in the main model. Any suggestions on how to do this other than a manual copy paste? Regards, Willem
  16. Thank you Jeff. I will try this and let you know.
  17. Is it possible to import / tabulate work schedule patterns into Simio from another application such as Excel? (Example: I would like to take a work schedule in excel, create a binding to the excel work schedule, and finally have it automatically upload to Simio.) I can create a binding from excel for a normal table but not work schedules.
  18. If you want to experiment with different number of resources (or servers) you can create these objects automatically by using auto-create functionality. This will save your time and simplify your progress.
  19. you could use a Combiner object to represent the assy station. and on the combiner's After Processing Add-on trigger , you create a processes like below..
  20. Thank you for the answers. Since I wanted to be able to change the number of firms at will (through a model property), creating separate servers was not my preferable option. Since the products processed by firms would then be matched with the orders received by thr firms, I had to identify each firm somehow. I will try using a pool of secondary resources.
  21. I am trying a simple assembly process where 2 entities are to be assembled to create a 3rd Entity. Hence I need to destroy 2 entities arriving at the server and create 3rd pre-defined entity. Can someone please help with how this can be achieved?
  22. The Server Initial Capacity property sets the capacity of the processing station within the Server. Regardless of the Initial Capacity value, each Server Object is regarded as a single Resource in terms of the Results provided by the simulation. This is a long way of saying that, if you want to analyze each firm separately, you will need a separate Server for each one or a pool of Secondary Resources like you had mentioned. Happy modeling!
  23. You can use seperate servers (each has 1 capacity) each represents individual firms. Create entities (raw products) via a data table where you should also include one column (a node property from object reference property) to represent where the created entity will be processed (as its destination). Then at the output node of the source object set entity destination type property to specific. Then set node name to Table1.NodeInstanceProperty1. The entities will be routed appropriately.
  24. I am working on a simulation of a number of firms processing raw products. If I represent the firms as resources in a server -so that the server capacity represents the number of firms, how could I identify which resource/firm processed a certain batch of products? Can this be done with a server having a capacity of its own, or should I use a pool of (secondary) resources with id labels so I can use that id to label the product batch?
  25. Check if you are selected by sequence option on all the nodes you included on the sequence table. I think on transfernode4 "by sequence" option is not selected.
  26. I'm very new to simio, so I appreciate any and all help. Learning this on my own without an instructor to help at the moment. I have the model shown below. I've defined a sequence table so that it should flow from Source1 -> TransferNode4 -> Server2 -> TransferNode3 -> TransferNode2 -> Server8 -> Sink1. It primarily follows the sequence but occasionally one will go to Server1 then hop down to Server2. Why is it doing this and is there a way to stop this? Thanks!
  27. It seems defining a list state variable within a data table will work?
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