Dear Community Memeber,
Hello. I have created a model in Tecnomatix which is actually a production facility. I have a production order and I want to optimize it using GA. The optimisation has to be done based on the setup times for different types of products. Can you kindly help me out. Thanks in advance !
freelance simulation specialist
the configuration of the GAwizard is correct.
But the model is not ready for an optimization.
At first you need a terminating simulation, such that your endSim method is called.
I reduced the end time of the eventcontroller, such that the fitness TotalSetupTime is calculated.
But you should consider the reason of the dead lock in your model, but this is another story.
Note that the station Cutting has no setup operations. I added a setup time.
If the fitness is 0 then the genetic algorithms cannot work.
Maybe add 1 to your fitness such that this condition is satisfied.
The attached model for Plant Simulation 13.0 contains the mentioned changes.
First of all thank you for your kind reply. But unfortunately I am not able to perform the simulation. Can you kindly let me know how can I setup my model for simulation ?
your model does not terminate. If you set the end time of the Eventcontroller to 6:07:00
then the model terminates and the optimization is possible.
Plant Simulation 13 contains a small example for the optimization of setup times, which can be opened via the Start page.
Category: Tools, Topic: Genetic algorithm, Example Introduction. Both stations use a setup matrix.
I recommend to simplify your model, such that a larger simulation duration is possible.