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1 pointYes! 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!
1 pointThe 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!
1 pointYou 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.
1 pointYou were close, but resources and vehicles all use ResourceState to track their status and that function is referenced by the generic expression: ResourceName.ResourceState.AverageTime(stateValue). You can find the numeric value of StateValue in help if you search on the topic ListStates or ResourceState. In your case the expression might be: Vehicle1.ResourceState.AverageTime(7) for Transporterting