I'm new with PlantSim and SimTalk (using v 13 educational 30-day trial) and struggeling to simulate different scenarios for the worker pool.
I want to test two scenarios for workload and idle times: a) with 8 workers and b) with 9 workers. In each case, each worker is responsible for a set of machine (which differs between the cases), while one is a floater who can work anywhere.
What I've tried:
- In order to assign only one worker to a set of stations, I've defined one additional service for each station and an alternative 'floater service' for all of them
Manually entering workers and services via the WorkerPool Creation table. Problem: I can add new lines, but not new colums - they seem to be limited to 4 (not counting the ones already labeled by PlantSim). Is that due to using a trial license? -> Just found out it's necessary to save & close both the table and worker pool and reopen them, new colums will be created automatically. Clicking 'apply' isn't enough...
- Creating two table objects with the specifications, then using an init-Method and setCreationTable to assign one to the worker pool, but directly referring to a table doesn't work.
Is there a way to assign custom worker tables directly (either via a general init or the experiment manager) to the WorkerPool or would that require to loop through every argument?
Thanks in advance for your help!
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thanks for your answer. I have looked into the example and managed to adjust the experiment (adding the same worker type in the table, assigning him a higher efficiency and creating some sample cases with different worker numbers). Crucial was finding the "Extras-More Options-Use Configuration Method" - I had been trying to solve setting the table via dragging an init-Method into the model, which didn't work.
But when trying to recreate the example, it's still not working. Could you give me a hint on what's missing?
the Experimentmanager needs a terminating simulation.
If you insert an end time into the Eventcontroller then you can start the experiment study.