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  1. Thanks for the prompt response, tulach, I have done some scavenger hunts through hell trying to change the regional settings. Seldom have I been successful. I'll give it another try, though. Thanks again, and long live Nedved, João
  2. PS: any time the day is smaller or equal to 12 SIMIO assumes it's a month
  3. Hello, I've been using the excel import button to update my tables before running the model. Turns out that, for no obvious reason, sometimes SIMIO feels like changing the days with the months. Is there any easy way to overcome this problem? This is quite an urgent matter. In the image you can see a right (green) and a wrong (red) case during the same import. At the right there's the Excel table and at the left there's the SIMIO one. http://s9.postimage.org/w60ypi573/day_and_month_switch.png Best regards, everybody, João
  4. Hello everybody, A part of my model consists on a timepath. Is it possible to hold the entities in that time path during the weekend? Then, in Monday, they would resume movement from the freezing point. Many thanks, people, João Semeano
  5. Hello everyone, I have a pretty straight forward question: Is it possible to fire processes using the work schedule feature? I am using timers to fire a process with a certain regularity, but I actually would like to say something like "Process1 fires when work schedule 1 says it should". It would do a great deal when it comes to "tidying" my model and drastically improve the ease to change scenarios. Thank you, João
  6. One more thing: might also be, that you only need this other model I did now. Much simpler, probably does what you want since it doesn't require the program to evaluate the quantities by a rule, they're straight in the table. Again, even though all the entities look the same, they're not. I guess you'll find that the trick is ArrivalTable and then Entities per arrival property. Regards, João bmarlin.spfx bmarlin.spfx
  7. Hello bmarlin, if I understood your description correctly, I believed I had to solve that exact same problem in a model I made. In this some batches reach the distribution center through an arrival table and update the inventory level. Then I destroy these entities. I then use another process that fires at a specific time and creates the amount of product needed and sends it to ShopA. These are now independent parts and not batches. Even though all of them are represented by the green triangle they are effectively different objects, since, as you can see, they impact different
  8. Hey Arben, The selection method really depends on what you want to do. If you want to create different entities the arrival table option in the source blocks is very good. If you want to set rules with a big number of different entities, I would say your best bet is to compile the information of said entities in a table and then use SetRow and Decide steps to apply the rule. I have successfully implemented examples of these two approaches. I'm also a rookie in SIMIO but my first project does contain a lot of different entity types. I have used different strategies for different simul
  9. Thanks Adam, you saved me several more hours around this issue. Best regards, João
  10. Hey Adam. Reading up on what you said I tried to use the tables to tell SIMIO which state should be changed when each entity types passes through an assign step. This is not working though... I will paste a simple model to exemplify what I am saying and the error I get. Could you check on it? Maybe some of the referencing is wrong. Regards, João TableStateExample.spfx TableStateExample.spfx
  11. Thanks for the prompt response. I see what you mean. However I want the vehicle to transport 3 Type1's and 7 Type2's in the same trip . I think the method you propose doesn't let me do this. Having specific trucks for each entity is also not feasible due to the big number of entity types I'll be using later on.
  12. I poped in just to point out that if you have more than 2 different types of entities decide steps quickly increase the size of your process and decreases your capability of working with them. For this case I would suggest that you write the different handling issues in a table of the sort: EntityName SelectionRule Type1 WaitForAvailableRoute Type2 Null I haven't used the tables for this particular issue, but as I am modeling with a lot of different entity types they often come really handy.
  13. Thanks for the advice but I ended up doing it in a totally different way. I used a vehicle object to do the transportation and I make it run in the proper dates through the DateTime function. However, another problem has risen. Is it possible to set different ride capacities for different entities? I saw we can change capacities in the VehiclesWithVariableRideCapacities SimBit but I failed to adapt it to the case of more than one entity type. Can I, for example, set the rider capacity for entity type 1 as 3 and for entity type 2 as 7? Thank you very much, João
  14. Hello everybody, I am developing a model that works at 2 different speeds. From the supplier up to the distribution center each entity arrives through an arrival table setting. From the distribution center to the shops this does not happen. The replenish times at each shop are discrete and set to different days of the week at midnight. I tried to use a transfer node to buffer all the entities before the expedition to the shops. I was then trying to restrict the entities expedition through the work schedule tool, but I can't seem to find a step that lets me allow the passage only when a
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