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  1. Okay Thank you I will try that, I have attached a picture for the simplified example of my system in case the file does not open
  2. Cant open your model as I have a commercial license but it sounds like a similar problem I had. On the input buffer of each server, set the capacity = 0. Also, instead of using a storage queue, try using a system like the attached. You need to set the currenttravellercapacities of the paths feeding the servers to 0. Now, when an entity arrives at the node, park the entity. This will transfer the entity to the nodes parking station. Once capacity becomes available on a server, use a search block, based on any server's criteria to search the parking station for the corre
  3. I will remind everyone that libraries posted in the shared folder are not supported Simio products. These are example utility libraries that someone felt might be useful to others. While we welcome suggestions and even enhancements, these objects are all open and the intent is that you can modify the behavior to meet your own needs.
  4. Cant open an academic model, but try investigating the routing group element, sequence tables and the setnode block. Also note that an entity has a priority and sequence property that may be used in conjunction with the routing group element. Mark
  5. Okay, cant open your model but I will try to explain.... Insert a Node on the floor where the vehicle is at the bottom of the lift....pos A -> f(x|y|z) = f(0,0,0)... Put an additional node at floor/Level 1...pos B -> f(x|y|z)=f(0,1,0)... and... Option 1: connect with a path where along vehicle can travel; in the vertical.... Option 2 : use a transfer block to move transporter between nodes.... Every time you direct the transporter to the destination node which is pos B...it will travel horizontally to pos A and then vertically to pos B... Use the shift->
  6. The Transportation Library provides a collection of objects for modeling cargo transportation using trains, trucks, boats, pipes, and robots. The Tanker object is sub-classed from Vehicle and used to transport discrete and flow entities between node locations. The Tanker has all the same functionality as Vehicle, except it has been extended to have weight and volume limits. In addition to standard discrete pickups and drop offs, the Tanker can also perform continuous flow pickups and drop-offs using a Dock object. The Dock object provides support for flow into and out of entities and veh
  7. Hi everyone, thanks for your help unfortunately, Asagan, i couldn't open up your file. when trying to open the file it states that it may have been created using a newer version. but what i ended up doing, after watching the animation tutorial, was use command "add additional symbol" and downloaded a symbol from 3d warehouse that has a patient lying in the bed. this way when the bed is not occupied it shows the standard simio bed symbol, which is the empy bed, that is in the pull down menu, but once a patient is being processed at the bed it goes to the 2nd symbol which shows a patient
  8. Thank you very much Mr. Glen Wirth. The suggested solution to the alternative routes worked very well. In our researches, we have to use more complex algorithms in order to both choose the machine and the AGV to be requested. For instance, I can choose which machine will be the next (from the nodelist) by using Fuzzy Logic and several variables at the same time, such as input buffers, output buffers, distances and so on. Is there some example of using the .NET code in order to define new rules, instead of simply the "Smallest Value First", etc? How can I insert these rules in my model
  9. If I recall, the trace is only written to disk when you look at the trace window. If it has too much extraneous stuff in it, disable reporting on each object in the model you don't need (paths, etc. can be quite spammy). If you really require the extra disk space, then delete the trace file after tracing. You probably wouldn't want to auto-delete it, as I recall it crashing Simio if you have the trace window open at the same time.
  10. Hello. Under my M.Sc thesis i´m building a catalog of Simbits to address several characteristics of organizational/information-based business processes/workflows that can be difficult to represent in a simulation model. One of the issues that arose was how to verify the Simbits, i.e, how to prove that the solution really does what i mention it does. For example, one common situation in workflow management systems is the ability of a human resource to redo some work-item (activity/task instance) after its completion. The technical approach in Simio involved a Server object to represent a
  11. Here is a simple utility that will export your model to a text file (pipe delimited). Then you can modify the file and import the model back in. NOTE: Currently, this utility does not handle graphics in your model. There is also has capabilities to import and export lists and networks. Here are some quick instructions on how to setup this add-in. 1) Download the "ExportImportModelAddIn_DLL.zip" 2) Extract "ExportImportModelAddIn.dll" from the "ExportImportModelAddIn_DLL.zip" into a temp folder (e.g. c:\temp). 3) Right-click the assemb
  12. If you are using Sprint 86 or later, you can hold down Shift and then click on the Object References... menu item in your model to open the references dialog in a mode that allows you the change the versions it thinks it has. If you do that in your model, and change the "13" to "1" and then do a Check for Updates, it should update to version 12. Note that if you have references to Encomenda in *other* library objects, they ALL need to agree on what version you are using. So let's say: - Encomenda version 1 is used in object A version 1 - Object A version 1 is used in your mode
  13. The next three-day Standard Simio Training class, open to the public, will be held on July 9-11, 2013. The class will be in Herndon, VA, convenient to airport, hotel accommodation and area attractions. The fee for the class is $1,485 per attendee. More information on Simio training and class registration: http://mosimtec.com/services/training/ Contact me if you have any questions. Sincerely, Martin
  14. This is my first time using this forum so I hope I am posting this in the correct section. I am currently busy with a problem involving the dust suppression program at an open pit mine. In open pit mines water trucks are used to maintain the condition of haul roads and reduce mine dust. Water trucks load water from refilling stations and traverse the road to spray water. After the water is exhausted, the water truck travels toward one of water stations for refilling and then continues to traverse the roads to satisfy the watering patterns. The water trucks run 24 hours per day.In practice
  15. For those Enterprise users, you can use the spreadsheet import to build an RPS model. Just copy the attached files into the C:\Users\Public\Documents\Simio\Examples folder. Then open the RPsixampleForImportBlank.spfx. Use the spreadsheet import to load the objects and links from the RPsixampleImportWithTableData.xlsx (Updated spreadsheet on 2014-07-23 to fix 'LogResourceUsage' column name). The table data will be imported when you run the model since the data binding on all the tables is set to automatic.... 2016-01-27...Removed attachments....With Simio 8, the table stru
  16. Good morning, I currently have 10 servers processing entities from 2 sources. Now I want to start by having only 3 servers processing, but when a I get a queue of 20 on Path1, then I want to open another server. Essentially, I want to have a certain number of servers opening based on my entities arriving (I'm using a rate table) and queuing up, but then closing once there is no more demand for the servers, like the checkout lines at grocery stores. I would also like to see my average wait time and average number of entities on my Path1 queue in an output table for each 15 minute int
  17. We have made lots of enhancements and additional features to this library. --It now supports limited blocking avoidance (one crane will move out of the way of another). --It supports acceleration and deceleration. --It supports a little bit of deadlock detection/prevention (but that is a huge field). --And it supports movement of cabs from bridge to bridge, even across buildings as permitted by the new style of Underhung Cranes. While Underhung Cranes aren't yet popular, they are really cool to watch (both live and animated) and there are many compelling benefits why we will s
  18. Hello again. I am able to open your model but i can´t run it. However, i see that you are using a combiner object but im asking if its possible to a server object acummulate itself the entities. And if i have more than 2 types of entities to batch? Imagine i have 4 types, one container can perform 4 batches and process them?
  19. I don't think you can open my model with your license. What you are asking for is possible doing what I recommended above. combine_on_time.spfx
  20. I have created a Simio scenario (model) and saved it as an XML file. Then, wrote a script to change values of certain variables in th XML file and created 512 new XML files (Simio Scenarios) for the purpose of experimental design. Yet, these modified XML files do not run in Simio. When I try to open the modified XML file on Simio I got a “Failed to open *.xml. Reason: Unable to verify XML contents” Error message. How can I run the modified XML file on Simio? Any help would be appreciated.
  21. Not sure how many of you will be able to open this model... but essentially I am trying to understand why entity priority is not applying to seize request priority. Refer to attached model. Model_Transport_vs_Seize_Priority.spfx The last time I asked about this, I was lead to believe that the entity priority should dictate order, as long as ranking and dynamic ranking expressions maximised priority. I did not have time at that stage to go back and verify, but now that I am looking at this again... it still does not seem the case. Clarification would be appreciated. EDIT
  22. You can set the capacity on any node, or server. There is no buffer on the actual source. You would need to set it on the output node. In my example, I placed a node between the source and server, purely so we could see the backlog, as the entities will queue along the path. Keep in mind that the capacity refers to the instantaneous capacity of the node, not the maximum allowed through. If you set it to 1, it would only allow a single entity to pass through at a time. This means that a batch of 20entities will still make it through the node in hardly any time at all, but will o
  23. Dave recommends going back to the source, which is definitely going to be the easier option. However, if you really want to get at the embedded models, open the Simio project file (my_awesome_model.spfx) like a zip using 7-zip or some other archive managing tool. In the Simio Project file, there is a "\Data\Geometry\" folder. You will find all of the custom (user added) symbols here. They are in S3D format. As I have never had to use these directly, I never felt a need to find what tool can open those. As for the Simio ones, they are all ssfx files (another format I haven't
  24. I have been running very large experiments that take a few days to run. Murphy's law seems to interfere through either power outages or automatic updates which can cost me a couple of days of computer time. So I found some code using autohotkey and modified it to work great with SIMIO. autohotkey is a free download and easy to use. The below code runs a loop which hits {control S} on the SIMIO window if it is open every 10 minutes. Persistent ;run a loop 100 times saving every ten minutes if your SIMIO file is open. loop, 100 { ;save file every 10 minutes MsgBox, Iteration
  25. Hi, I am getting a file corrupted message when trying to open the model. Is there something I need to run or compile beforehand ? I am using version 5. Mark
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