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  1. From the project view, select "Copy from library to edit" and choose the transfer node. Copying from the library breaks inheritance (so you are no longer working with a subclass of a TransferNode), and because of that you can change the definitions of that object. Subclassing only allows one to extend definitions or override processes. My understanding is that this is good object-oriented design, rather than a bug The downside is that since you've copied the object, rather than subclassed it, your new object will no longer be updated as a TransferNode (in future sprints). You will essentially have a brand new object definition and it is up to you to maintain the definition. -Adam
  2. I think "TheCombinersName.MemberInputBuffer.Contents.AverageTimeWaiting" is the expression you are looking for. -Adam
  3. As of Sprint 156, the file signature has been moved from the main project file which enables merges/dif comparisons using version control software (the release notes for 156 has some details). We use Git for version control, forking, merging, etc. of Simio models (with multiple users) and it is working pretty well. -Adam
  4. When you bind a data table to an excel file, the file selection interface allows you to select any file on your local computer or any networked folder/server. (The button with three dots next to the "file name" input will pull up the file selection interface). Searching the help for "excel" will give you some more detailed info, too. You can also use the ExcelRead step, in conjunction with the ExcelConnect element if you do not want to use tables and table binding. These are "user-defined" steps and elements that are included with the software. -Adam
  5. Yes! Use the Breakpoints window on the Project Home ribbon. You can select any breakpoint (or set of breakpoints) to turn on or off. This doesn't remove them, but allows you to enable/disable them. It will also show you where each one is, and you can double click on the row to get to that breakpoint's properties.
  6. The general idea is that you will need a process (maybe at the beginning node?) that uses the search step, and then stores the resulting expression in a state on the entity (such as MyTravelTime). Then, you can refer to that entity state in the travel time property of the time path. travel time --> ModelEntity.MyTravelTime Alternatively, you can refer to the row directly, if (for example), you have an integer state/property that indicates the entity type, and that corresponds to a row in the table: travel time -> Table1[EntityType].TimeExpression (Here EntityType is a state or property that you've set somewhere else, and corresponds to the index of a row in the table). Lastly, you can use the "set row" step in a process to link a row to an entity (or use the built-in Table row referencing properties on the source object). Then, you'd just need to reference the table column in the time expression: travel time -> Table1.TimeExpression -Adam
  7. Unfortunately, it is likely "everything" . As an example, we have a large model (a detailed factory model) written in software that is no longer meeting our needs. To port it to Simio we would like to have several modelers working on the various components of the model. At this point with Simio, we can only have one person work on the model at a time, which may kill the proposal and force us to continue using the other software. If we could merge the model (primarily object instances, definitions, and processes) we could have concurrent modeling with significantly reduced "clean-up". The current project has two modelers and they spend almost as much time merging the model manually (in the other software) as they save by working in parallel. Again, this feature would therefore be a big differentiator for Simio from a workflow perspective. Thanks! Adam
  8. Hi Dave, I'd really like the ability to merge files, which would support concurrent modeling (in Simio! Using licensed copies!) and version control software (i.e. Git). Even implementing this within the Simio software itself would be great... it just seems so promising with the xml. It would be a huge differentiating factor for us. Thanks! Adam
  9. The button is missing the "event name" property. If you set that to "StartTimer" the model seems to work properly.
  10. If you create a response, you can edit the "expression" field. Although the context list does not show it, you can input any valid expression here, including the final value of a state variable.
  11. I think the queue state name expression you are looking for is something like "Combiner1.MemberInputBuffer.Contents" (where Combiner1 is the instance name of the combiner you are interested in). The MemberInput@Combiner1.EntryQueue that you were referring to is the member input node (indicated by the @ symbol). Setting up the search step for queues can be tricky, as the queue selection drop down doesn't include all available queues (whether they are associated with a station or a storage element)-- you'll have to manually type the expression in, rather than looking for it to select. Perhaps someone from Simio can chime in on what queues are shown in the dropdown and/or why? -Adam
  12. Is the search step being executed? Have you tried a break point on that step? If tokens are entering that step but not exiting through either the "original" or the "found" branch that would imply a pretty major bug, I think Can you post an example model demonstrating the behavior you are seeing? -Adam
  13. Alternatively, instead of using a mapped drive you can use a network location (i.e. \\servername\sharedfoldername\filename.xlsx).
  14. There are two approaches that should work: 1. Local data with relative file paths. In this case, the Simio model and data file need to be in the same directory as each other, on each computer where you want to run the model. The file path in the binding dialog box would look like the image my first post. A downside is that the data may become difficult to manage if you need it to remain consistent, as it must be duplicated to each machine running the model. 2. Network data source Here the binding info would point to a data source on a network-connected computer/server. The model file will remain bound on any computer that has network access to the linked data source. The data only exists on the network, so there are no concerns with data consistency, but any machine must be able to access the data location for any updates to get pulled into the model. Are you trying either of these, and if so what specific error are you getting? What sprint are you using? -Adam
  15. Will the excel file also be on the other computer(s), or is it network accessible? You can use relative paths for binding-- if the data file is in the same folder as the Simio model, you can just enter the file name: If the data file is on a network, you should be able to update the data from the model running on any computer attached to that network with the appropriate permissions. Also, once imported the data will remain in the table even if the source is no longer available. It won't update if the source data changes, though. -Adam
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