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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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->
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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?
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. We just noticed this. We will fix this in a future build. As a work around, open the Database Binding Screen. Once opened, specify "SQL Server" as the database type and then select the "Custom connection string" option. Once this option is checked, select "ODBC". Now you should be able to enter a custom connect string to your MySql database.
  21. The next three-day Standard Simio Training class, open to the public, will be held on February 6-8, 2013. The classes will be in downtown San Diego, CA, 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. Also look out for details on a Simio Standard Training class scheduled for March 2013 in McLean, VA. Best, Martin
  22. Many times, you are not sure if the port is open between the Simio GUI (client) and the Simio Network License Server. The program in the attached zip will allow you to test whether the port is open. Just unzip the CheckPort.exe from the attached zip file. Then run the program and enter the host and port. If you get a Socket Exception, you cannot connect to the server / port. If you get a message saying "Socket connect to...", the port is open. CheckPort.zip
  23. The Extended Flow Library discussed in this thread is now obsolete. Most of its objects are now integrated into the Simio Flow Library or included in the new Candidate Library: http://www.simio.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=1740 The built-in Flow library includes very powerful features and capability, but is currently limited in scope to just a few basic objects. While we are enhancing that built-in library based on your feedback, we have provided an extended set of flow-related objects. This library includes objects such as Solidifier, Liquefier, Filler, Extractor and St
  24. Modeling multiple cranes on a common (shared) runway is hard to do well. Still harder when you take into account acceleration, crane blocking, and good 3D animation. If you have encountered this problem, here is a solution. For standard bridge crane movement, we recommend the simpler Crane object in the Extras library. But if you need the underhung cranes with cabs moving between bays, read on... The Simio Crane Library is a collection of objects designed for modeling multiple cranes operating simultaneously in a bay. The library is provided as an example of complex material handling
  25. Here are some quick instructions: 1) You will need to have Microsoft Excel on your computer. 2) Download the "ImportsObjectsAndLinks.xlsx" and populate it with your model. 3) Extract "ImportObjectsAndLinksFromSpreadsheetAddIn.dll" from the "ImportObjectsAndLinksFromSpreadsheetAddInDLL_V5.zip" into a temp folder (e.g. c:\temp). 4) Right-click the assembly and select properties. Then choose to "unblock" button and press apply. (only needed for Windows 7 and later). 5) Copy "ImportObjectsAndLinksFromSpreadsheetAddIn.dll" into "C:\Users\\Documents\SimioUserExtensions".
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