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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. Here is a simple utility that will export your model to a text file (pipe delimited). Then you can modify the file and import the model back in. NOTE: Currently, this utility does not handle graphics in your model. There is also has capabilities to import and export lists and networks. Here are some quick instructions on how to setup this add-in. 1) Download the "ExportImportModelAddIn_DLL.zip" 2) Extract "ExportImportModelAddIn.dll" from the "ExportImportModelAddIn_DLL.zip" into a temp folder (e.g. c:\temp). 3) Right-click the assembly and select properties. Then choose to "unblock" button and press apply. (only needed for Windows 7 and later). 4) Copy "ExportImportModelAddIn.dll" into "C:\Users\<YourUserName>\Documents\SimioUserExtensions". You might need to add the SimioUserExtensions folder under MyDocuments (C:\Users\<YourUserName>\Documents) if it does not already exist. (e.g. C:\Users\GlenWirth\Documents\SimioUserExtensions). 5) Open Simio and load your model. 6) From the Project Home...Select Add-In button, select "Export Import Model" 7) Choose the function that you want to run (e.g. Export, Delete, Import, etc..). Note...If you export and then import the model without a delete, it will update the object data if the object already exist. Updated 2018-11-08....Added Export To CSV, Export To DB and Import From DB. Export To DB will create a table in the SQL Server database with the same table name as the table in Simio. Te data columns will be of type nvarchar(max) and the default value will be the same as the default value in the Simio table. It is assumed that Simio desktop will still do the data validation; not the database. This feature is used to save the Simio data into a database so it is backed up and can be shared across users. Each time the Export To DB, if the table already exists, it is dropped and a new table is created. This ensures that the data schemas match between the Simio model and the SQL Server database. Updated 2017-12-05....Fixed index issue with links import. Updated 2017-09-25....Fixed the import of lists. Updated 2017-07-14....Added the ability to auto generate and auto read files. Previously, the files need to be created prior to running the add-in. Now, they will created by the export. Also, the import will retrieve the same file generated by the export. These options are available when the "Auto Generate and Read Files" option is selected. Updated 2017-07-13....Added the ability to multi-select options. Now, more than one option can be initiated when the OK button is selected. This will streamline the process of exporting, deleting and importing. This tool is very helpful for testing out your model with various configurations to ensure that runs properly under various object and/or data configuration. Updated 2017-07-11....Now supports exporting and importing of model properties, exporting and importing of table properties and delete table data. Updated 2017-06-22....Now supports exporting and importing of data tables using using XML. This is simple way to export all the table data from one model and import the same data into a new model (assuming that the same tables schema exist in the new model). Updated 2017-01-27....Now supports exporting of object types using XML. This can be used with the new Configure Scheduling Resources in Simio 9.150 capabilities to define your own object type properties based on an XML document. Updated 2017-01-23....Now supports exporting and importing objects using XML. When using XML, property units are also exported and imported back in. Updated 2016-10-24....Updated files...Added support for repeating properties. ExportImportModelAddIn_DLL.zip ExportImportModel_Code.zip
  4. 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.
  5. Hello together, would be very thankful for any advice: I have a sequence table with sequences according to their workstations: A - B - C - D If I only have one operator, they can just be done one after another. If I have 2 Operators A and B can be done simultaneously to C. How can I model this? The problem is probably, that the entity (batch) has to be splitted to let workstation A and C run at the same time. I tried it with process-add-ons like creating a second entity and transfer it to Station C. There might be a much easier solution?! Thank you in advance!
  6. Hi, I have a source with a rate table, it is set to make an output of 100 entities every day. The problem is that the entities comes out one at a time trough that day, but they should all arrive together at the start of the day, so that the servers has the whole day to process them.
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. Let's say I want exactly 100 entities arrive where the arrival of each one follows a normal distribution with mean 1 hour and standard deviation of 5 minutes from the start of the simulation. How can I model that within SIMIO? The interarrival time doesn't make sense because I don't know / care what the interrarrival time between each entity is. I realize that I could randomly generate 100 normal random variables outside of SIMIO and input them all as an appointment, but I am wondering if there is a better way especially if I want to do many replications with a different set of 100 random variables each time.
  10. Alb

    Arrival rate

    Hello, everyone! is it possible to use a Look Up Table and Rate Table to the same time in the source in SIMIO? Let me know if you know a way to do that, please. Thanks for your help!
  11. Ok, in this case, I tried to solve it using a regular Data Table. Maybe not the prettiest solution, but check the attached model. I used the TimeNow expression to check what day is it and assigned the Entities per Arrival property to that day's row of the data table. Arrival.spfx
  12. It seems defining a list state variable within a data table will work?
  13. Hi I want the selection weight of the paths to change by the entity type. Ideally if it can be chosen from a data-table. Example: From server1 to server2, server3 and server4 PartA - server 3 Weight 2 server4 weight 8 PartB - Server2 weight 3 Server3 weight 4 Server4 weight 3 Can someone help me to find a solution for it? Thank you!
  14. Hello, I'm wondering if anyone has a good idea for how to view a resource's utilization according to the day of the week in the pivot grid of an experiment? Currently, my best idea is to just have a status plot in the facility window to illustrate this but I'd prefer to have an average utilization by day of resources in the pivot table. The scenario I'm working with is having "technician" resources that are being seized by server objects to do "maintenance" on the truck entities coming into the maintenance shop. I'd like to see which days of the week are the busiest so I could determine where to schedule new technicians. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks! Pit-To-Bay Off-Shift Rule Fixed.spfx
  15. Hi, I have used the SimBit "InterruptibleOperator" where i have set the process time on the servers to be a fixed one (200 sec at server 1 and 300 sec at server 2). I have further more changes the Interarrival time on source1 to be 1 day and the entities per arrival to 50. The Interarrival time on source2 to be 1 day and the entities per arrival to 100. (Look at the linked file) Then when i checked the process time on the server in results it was not 200 sec and 300 sec as had set it to in the server. I think the operator is the one to blame for this, but how can i get the right result in results? I have tryed to remove the operator and the process connected to it, and then i got the right process time. I however still need the operator, so need a solution to get the process time and keep the operator. InterruptibleOperator - process time - resultat1.spfx
  16. Sry i said it should be 100 each day, that was just a mean which i dont want to use. I would like the rate table to make 100 day one, 98 day two and 102 day tree, and a mean cant be used, cause i need to model the reality in the process. And as mentioned before, should the source make all the entities from the table at ones (when the workday starts).
  17. Is there a reason you're using a Rate Table instead of the good ol' Interarrival Time?
  18. Hi, I'm currently working on the attached model, and currently i have a lot of trouble on making the two operators prioritize the B2C entities. I hope that somebody can help me fix this issue. Just a brief rundown of the model: each day freight arrives at 8.00 and this triggers the sources for B2C and B2B to feed a number of entities, with a corrosponding distribution into the system. Upon the entities arrival to the two "AT-servers" the two operators should prioritize the completion of all B2C entities, before moving to ATB2B. If new entities arrives at the ATB2C server, and the operators is situated at ATB2B, they should interrupt that process and focus on ATB2C. The prioritizing and interruption is based on the simbit: InterruptibleOperator.spfx Best regards Kasper MySimio.spfx
  19. jdc1625

    Arrival rate

    I'd recommend you read the Create help documentation. It provides some detailed info on how the step functions. It also mentions the CONWIP and DynamicallyCreatingVehicles SimBits for examples using the Create step. For my second suggestion, yes this can be done with variables. What I would do is create a new Source and Sink that create entities that just tells the model to perform logic. And since this is just a regular sink, you can specify when to create those entities however you desire (by arrival table, randomly.....).
  20. Alb

    Arrival rate

    Thanks, Jason for your answer and your interest. The situation is the following: I have to receive an order with set amount of entities that must be completed in a specific date and hour, but I need to distribute that order in some intervals before the deadline. It means, If I have an order with 15 entities for November 3 at 8 pm, I could receive 10% of the entities at 7 pm, 50% at 7:30 pm and 40% at 8 pm. So, I have the idea to do an arrival table for the schedule of the order and a rate table for the percentages that I need. And I want to know that is possible in SIMIO to put both in the source? Thanks for your help!
  21. Hi, I would like to add a table state property to set shipping dates of the introduction tutorial http://simio.talentlms.com/catalog/info/id:121. But I cannot find the complete state tab as shown in the video / attached picture "stateTab.png" in my version 11 of simio. I introduced a standard property of type state "StatePropertyIntroduced.png" ... but then i cannot set the Date/Time when shipping my products with "Orders.ShipDate = TimeNow" in "timeNow.png". Any Idea how to solve the problem? Cheers Ralf
  22. Hello, I have tried to make a table with reference to two entities and their process times, but when I go to Model.Process to model Begin - SetTable - End, I can not find the SetTable step beneath all steps. I have looked at the youtube video named "Simio Simulation Sofware: Referencing entity data in Data Tables" I don't want a product mix as used in the video, because I have a rate table for each entity. The system consists of one the following, reference to the photo below:
  23. I believe Set Table is an old step that was removed. This using Set Row instead, or check this discussion for extra help:
  24. Hi, I want to have a source that creates entities according to a date. But also, I want each entity to carry some information like Code, Processing Time and Type. It is possible to do that? And After, how I can use the information that each entity carry? For example, Each entity has their own processing time (according to the table), how I can use that procesing time in a server? Thanks for your help!!!
  25. Hello, I have been utilizing SIMIO for a couple of months, but I am still relatively new to some of the features and I recently encountered a difficulty that leads me to the following question. Is it possible to include an entire table in the model as a reference property in an experiment? I have a Table that controls the capacity of all servers at specific intervals within the simulation time, but I would like to include a warm up period in my simulation. The only manner I encountered to make this possible is through an experiment. The attached picture shows the Table, but there are too many parameters to reference them individually. If not possible, or perhaps an easier solution, is there a manner to include a warm up period in the simulation without having to perform an experiment? I would only like to take the model into a steady state prior to collecting statistics, but a need does not necessarily exist for me to perform an experiment.
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