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  1. Hello, I am modelling a warehouse cylinder picking process where a forklift receives a trigger to transport cylinders under 3 cases: 1) when a pallet is empty and needs to be replenished 2) when an order (pallet) is ready and needs to be transported to the truck 3) when a forklift needs to first pickup a number of cylinders, transfer them to another pallet (server) and then bring a new set of cylinders to the initial pallet Items 1) and 2) work ok, but I have an issue trying to make 3) work. In the image above, the forklift needs to first go in locat
  2. 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.
  3. Hi all, I met some questions in building the model. It seems a very general quesiton but I didn't find any solution from internet... I'm building a general workflow model. I want to decide the quantity of a server to optimize the workflow. I want to use experiments or optquest to get the 'best' number for each server. If I set the capacity type as Fixed, then I can set the initial capacity as ''referenced property'', then I can use this as control in experiments/optquest. However, I have a work schedule for each server now which means I couldn't set the capacity type as Fixed.
  4. Hi everyone, I am working on a project that has more than 2,000 different arrival distributions. The distributions are all exponential, but they all change over time. To illustrate: suppose I am modeling 30 companies around the world, each company with a group of suppliers (or clients), each supplier (or client) with a group of parts (or orders) that will be arriving in my company to be processed. Each one of these parts coming from each supplier to each company (I will call it a combination) has its own distribution that changes over time. [this is an analogy to my problem] If
  5. We are looking for an intermediate skilled Simio engineer for a 3 month contract. You will be able to work remotely with myself, whilst engaging through an online or VR platform, should you have a headset. Please pm me your details if interested. All conversations are treated as confidential.
  6. In my model, I intend to use a Binary Gate on a path to control if a particular entity is allowed to enter that path, using an Add-on process on the Path Run_initilized. First, I close the gate. At the Decide step, if a particular condition is fulfiled, then the entity will be allowed to pass through that path and proceed onto the next steps. The Gate will then close. If the condition is not fulfilled, then the Binary Gate at the path will remain closed. However, when I run my model, even when the condition is not fulfilled, the entities still pass through that path. May I ask if my unde
  7. Hello, I am trying to model a situation when a truck which comes for unloading and requires a worker or combination for worker to do the task. Basically I want to know how can I engage secondary resource (Worker or forklift) for loading, unloading or even for transit ( transit I require for cranes ). I am a novice in Simio and will be thankful for any kind of help.
  8. Hello - At the moment, my university group and I, are having troubles on simulating a basic telephone queue in SIMIO 10. We're in doubt on how to adjust each object, so that they can run on specific data we have received from a given source. And more likely on how to set this up? In the uploaded picture below, our basic model is shown. So please, if you have any advice on how to adjust this specific model to run as a basic telephone queue write a comment. All help is appreciated Best regards.
  9. Hello, I want workers in my simulation to work from 8 AM to 5 PM and from 5 PM to 2 AM (in real life they are two different teams of workers). The goal of this is to illustrate two shifts of work. In data ==> Day Patterns, I’ve added the Work period: from 8 AM to 5 PM and from 5 PM to 2 AM. On the second work period, I’ve received an Error message saying “Duration must not result in a Work Period that spans multiple days”. Is there another way I can illustrate the fact that I’ve two shifts of work ? Thank you, Flora
  10. How do I make entities go through the entries (sink) to re-work?
  11. Hello, a similar question from 2015 was not answered http://www.simio.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1936&p=6252&hilit=selection+condition#p6252. I have the same problem. I want to use a rather complex selection condition, but they don't work. For example: ((Server1.AttributeA == 1) == (Server2.AttributeB == 2)) or Math.If((Candidate.Node.AssociatedObject.Is.TypeA),something) I checked my conditions extensively and they should work, but they dont. It seems only "simple" selection onditions work. Does anyone know something about that?
  12. I am trying to run an experiment for 7 days (with 2 day warm-up) and I was hoping to find out what impact Work Schedules have on this. So I have 8 hour shifts scheduled with various resources scheduled to go off shift at times specified in the work schedule. When running an experiment for 7 days, does SIMIO run during the off-shift period as well because my experiments seem to be extremely slow i.e. if my day shift is 9 am - 5 pm, does the experiment carry on working from 5 pm even though there is no activity at night and start again at 9 am on the Tuesday and so on till the end of the se
  13. Dear Forum, I am trying to build reality into my model. I have 3 shifts (1st, 2nd, 3rd). 1st Shift works form 7AM-3PM, 2nd Shift works from 3PM to 11PM, then 3rd shift works from 11PM to 7AM of the following day. So, I tried to put in Day Patterns in my schedules and on my 3rd shift, it resulted in an error "Duration must not result in a Work Period that spans multiple days." Is there a way to model these 3 shifts as they actually exist in the factory or do I need to change the time frames to "dummy" time frames so that do not span over a 24 hour period? Thanks, Bill Industr
  14. Hello, i have a vehicle on a fixed route. Picking up and delivering entities. Vehicle has a home node (TransportNode X). I want the vehicle start every 20 minutes from his home node. Independent of the amount of entities it carries each tour. Because it could happen that the vehicle need different times each tour, but of course always lower than 20 minutes. So the waiting time is different each time. Worktables don't work in this case. So i want fixed tours with fixed starting times of the tours. Do you have an idea how to solve that?
  15. The queue for my forklift is raised above my forklift. I downloaded the forklift symbol. I know that under the View tab it stated that I could Ctrl + Left Click objects to vertical raise or lower the physical location of the object. I want to lower the Queue location on my forklift to make it look more aesthetically pleasing. Is this possible with a Queue object? Let me know! Thank you!
  16. Hi, I'm a new user of simio and i'm looking for a solution for my simulation. I want to execute two steps by sequence during the same day of work: - For example a typical day is 8hours of work (workschedule), - The first step (workstation1) needs 4 hours and the second 2 hours (workstation2). Then I need 6 hours of process, I want to execute the second step during the same day of work and not begin the second step the next day. For more precision I work with a process table to attribuate the entity on work station. Thanks for your help.
  17. Hi, After I finished the scheduling for my vehicle ( you said that I can use dwell time and worked perfectly thanks for that again! ) I created a chart so that I can see when my vehicle is transporting and when it is waiting. But then I realised that my vehicle seems to be working all the time. Do you have any suggestions how to do this? Thanks
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Sorry if this is an obvious question, but is it possible to have a required resource (such as a worker) on vehicle entities? I don't quite understand how these vehicles move by themselves, but ignoring that... I want to model a situation where deliveries are made from point A to point B. A worker loads a vehicle and then drives it from Point A to Point B where he then unloads it and drives back to repeat... but only during the worker's shift times. Is this possible? I've been playing around with seizing the worker when the truck is loaded... but I can't figure out a way to get
  21. This topic discusses how server objects currently work. This a great opportunity to get some insight as well as provide feedback to us. If there is something you would like to see changed, please let us know by posting a reply. The Server Object at a glance: A server is an object that contains three capacitated stations with associated queues. The three station approach allows for the capability to have both infinite and finite capacity queues. In the Facility view, an entity arrives at the first node of the Server via a connector. This station has a member Queue wh
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