I am currently trying to model a lift/elevator. I need to show the lift/elevator lift the vehicle and once the vehicle is clear of the lift/elevator, show the lift/elevator lower to pickup the next vehicle. I have attached a copy of a video showing the lift/elevator in a different software. Any ideas as to how to attach this in Plant Sim?
I'm actually working on the same thing right now. I'll let you know if am able to come up with anything. Right now, I'm using a SingleProc with an attached animation, it works more or less but it's been a bit of a headache to make it look right (which is important to our client). If anyone else has any ideas, I'd love to hear them as well.
I have seen a post on using lines, but I had difficulty getting the MU orientation correct
You can find a simple lift implementation attached.
This looks like a much easier implementation that what I was doing with a SingleProc. I have a question regarding your animation time. I was under the impression that you needed to set a time under the SelfAnimate tab and have been trying to sync that time with the SingleProc processing time and the methods calls. A bit cumbersome to say the least. It looks like you can just leave these fields blank and as long as your running the model at "Real Time" * X then the animation plays correctly. Am I correct in my understanding of timing here?
Thanks for your help!
In this case a speed of 1m/s is assumed. If you want to have a different speed you have to change it in the defined self animations and in the variable LiftSpeed.
I am tring to use your code into my model to achieve a lift. It works very well in the first 5-6 runs, after your reset 6 times the lift doesn't move any move and parts were blocked. I notice that in your sample model, you also define a 'Reset' method, but I don't know where you used it?
I attached my model, could you help me to have a look?
Thank you so much!