Start Point Timing

The time between arrivals in a Start Point is controlled by the timing information on the Start Point dialog highlighted by the red box in the picture below.

Simul8 Start Point Dialog
The value and distribution above are utilised by the Start Point to give the inter-arrival times. More information on what an inter-arrival time is, can be found here.

Distribution Type

Use the drop-down box to select the distribution you want to use to generate the time for arrivals into the Start Point. There are a number of standard distributions which are available in Simul8.

You can also click the NEW button to create a new distribution of your own.

Distribution Detail

The DETAIL button in timing/distribution panels enables you to check and change the parameters of distribution that you have specially created for you simulation (including named distributions).

The DETAIL button is only enabled if the distribution type selection box is set to a distribution that you have defined.


Click the NEW button to create a distribution of your own. You could create a:


The arrival times can also be specified in a table of data by using the Start Point Schedule, Arrival Planner or through an external file using the Start Point Dialog.

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