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Resource Results

Resource results show the percentage of a Resource's availability has been used up by the Activities that have used it and the amount of time traveling.


If there are 10 of a Resource and 10 are constantly in use then the utilization will be 100%.

If 10 are constantly in use and sometime 10 are available but shift patterns sometimes make 20 available then utilization will be less than 100%.

Traveling Time

The percentage of available time that the members of the Resource were travelling between jobs. The Detailed button opens a matrix of the total amount of time (in time units) the Resource has spent taking each journey between Activities. This feature is very useful for highlighting routes that are frequently taken.

Units of Resource in Use

This reports summary statistics for the number of Resources used during the simulation run.

Time Graph

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Record Data for Interval Availability Results

The Visual Logic command Get Percent Utilization Over Interval can be used to extract the percentage utilization during a time interval, accounting for availability changes of a Resource. However as there is a speed impact on your simulation recording the information required to calculate this SIMUL8 does not collect this information by default.

Overtime Results

If you have run the simulation with Overtime enabled, you will have additional overtime results available.

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