I dont have a lot of experience with Plant Simulation so I'm just familiar with the drag and drop option...
and I have a big problem so I hope someone can help me.
I have a production line. On one Part of the line there are 4 mashines, but not every Entity has to be processed by every mashine. In reality the mashines are coupled in a row so if two parts have to be proceeded by mashine 1 the rest of the parts have to wait they cannot skip each other. Thats why it is not possible to connect the mashines parallel or to work with a "FlowControl".
I already tried to give the Entities after the Assembly names by using "TableFiles" to connect them with the associated mashine but it does not work. Still every mashine is proceeding every part.
This is my first post.. so I really hope that all the information are enough and someone can help me.
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You can reach your result without programming.
You must have a variable in all the MUs stating in which machine you want them to exit the machines line. You can set this variable values in a creation table linked to the source object.
You must have all of the machines conected to themselves and to a Drain or next process.
In the exit tab you set the exit method in the drop list to MU Attribute. If the attribute of the MU matches the machine then you will skip the processes not needed while blocking the ones behind.
Good luck learning
Hey Nick Peeter,
Thank you very much it works perfectly.
Just a visual question at the end: is it also possible to give the different Types of containers different colors?
I did not found any possibility to do so...
Glad to hear it. You could create different subclasses for the types and fill those in in the tablefile. Then you can simply change the graphics in the MU settings tab 'Graphics'. If this is not a solution, you could use simtalk commands 'Vectorgraphicscolor' and 'Vectorgraphicsbordercolor' on the exit control of the source. I was informed by my colleague that it is also possible to use the Attributes subtable for these two attributes and specify their colors as an integer. You can refer to the help documentation for filling in this table and to understand the attributes.
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