Release Resource As

Changing a Resource into a different Resource.

Resources can be released as a different “Resource”. This makes it possible to indicate particular conditions to parts of the simulation.

For example: If a doctor always completes two Activities in sequence (“Operate” and “Clean Up”) then the operating theater Activity could require a Resource “Doctor” but release this Resource as “Doctor A”. A separate Activity (perhaps called “Cleansing”) could require a Resource “Doctor A” and release a Resource “Doctor” - who is then ready to perform another operation.

Pooled Resources cannot be release as a different type. It is also not possible to release other Resources to be of a type that is simply a pool. Changing of Resource types can only be done between real Resources not pools of Resources.