Start Points

A Start Point is a place where work to be done appears in your simulation for the first time.

You can have as many Start Points as you like. Each can feed work in using different statistical distributions (if required). Each can feed in Work Item Types of different types (if required).

To create a Start Point, click the Start Point button on the Basic Building Block panel and then click the mouse at the location you would like it to appear in the simulation window.

Connect it to other objects using routing arrows.

Note that Work Items will be “lost” (i.e. thrown away) if they cannot immediately proceed from the Start Point to the next object on the screen. A warning will be given when this happens unless you have switched off these warnings using the check box in the Start Point dialog.

To inspect or change the Start Point parameters double click on the Start Point on the simulation window.

Click here for more information on Start Point Properties

Click here for information on Start Point Results