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Friday Tip – How to use Resource Individuality in your simulation

Resource individuality gives you very precise control of which resources will work on individual work items. This is great if you have a process where a resource has worked on a particular work item at one stage in the process and the same resource is then required to work on that same work item later on in the process.

Let’s use the below example to see exactly how the functionality works: Read more…

 
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Friday Tip – How to use the new Resource Schedule

The Resource Schedule is a great new feature that has been added to SIMUL8 2014 which allows you to quickly vary the number of resources on shift by periods of the day and create unique shift patterns.

Shifts can also be used for this however, the Resource Schedule is a faster way of achieving this, particularly when the numbers of resources change within short regular time frames (e.g. in 15 minute intervals).

To Locate this feature go to ‘Data and Rules’ Read more…

 
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Friday Tip – How to use Queue Visualization

This week our Friday Tip takes a look at another new feature to SIMUL8 2014, Queue Visualization. This feature is great for providing you with instant results as you can see the content of your Queues by Label whilst your simulation runs.

To access this feature select a queue on screen, navigate to the Graphics Tab and choose “Label Block” from the display drop-down. Read more…

 
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Are you going to the IIE Annual Conference? Come along to our networking and training events!

SIMUL8 Corporation will be attending the IIE Annual Conference in Montreal, Canada from May 31 – June 3 2014.

As well as our usual presence, we will also be running 2 events, a networking lunch with guest speakers and presentations from SIMUL8 Users, and a training session where you can learn SIMUL8 with our expert consultants.

Both events are free and are open to anyone interested in learning more about simulation.

Sunday June 1, 2014 – Lunch Time Networking Event – 12:30pm -1:45pm Read more…

 
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Friday Tip: New to SIMUL8 2014, check out the Travel Time Matrix

The Travel time matrix is a great way  to see all of your objects at a glance and allows you to edit the travel times between all relevant objects using just one menu.

To introduce you to the Travel Time matrix and show you how to use this feature within your simulations, we’ve created the short video below. Read more…

 
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