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  1. Hello! I am modeling a wash station that takes 30 minutes for the first piece, and an additional 5 for each piece after that(so a batch of 3 would take 40 minutes, a batch of 6 would take 55 minutes, and so on) but I'm having some trouble putting this into a processing time. The added problem is that the number of entities changes. Currently I'm using a source that produces one "shipment" a day with "Entities per arrival" set as "random.triangular(3,13,19)" which is working fine for my quantity, but I don't know how to relate that into the processing time of the next workstation. Thanks!
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    Worker exiting a station and leaving entity

    Thank you for your quick reply! Yes, I am using workstations. Could you tell me more about this resource reservation? That's a new one for me. And I just had another question. I am modeling a wash station that takes 30 minutes for the first piece, and an additional 5 for each piece after that(so a batch of 3 would take 40 minutes, a batch of 6 would take 55 minutes, and so on) but I'm having some trouble putting this into a processing time. The added problem is that the number of entities changes. Currently I'm using a source that produces one "shipment" a day with "Entities per arrival" set as "random.triangular(3,13,19)" which is working fine for my quantity, but I don't know how to relate that into the processing time of the next workstation.
  3. Hi folks! I'm trying to model a production line with one worker and several stations that he visits/uses. The process is in a specific order (ie, the entities move in a direct path) but the worker is free to float between stations as needed. The situation I'm facing now is that some stations require him during the beginning and ending, excluding processing time, and other use him the whole time. I have a station that he is called to be at, and he goes and completes the task, then exits the station leaving the entities, goes to finish another task, and then returns to the original station to pick up the entities he left before. How do I make him take those entities to their next location before leaving? I've tried setting the "task selection strategy" to "largest priority" and assigning higher priority to the entities at the original station, but it's not working. Any help would be very appreciated! Thanks PS, does anyone have any thoughts/preferences between using processes to seize the worker and delay during the task versus using the station's secondary resources to call him? They seem to be the same thing to me and I was just wondering if there are any tips/tricks/reasons to use one over the other? Double thanks!
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