I am working on workshop model where i have set of service blocks and resource pools associated with it. I want to run the Simulation for 8 hours on daily basis but is should run for a week. For example the run time is 80 hours, model start on 3 -sept at 8:00AM and run till 3-sept 4:00PM, now model again run on 4th sept 8:00 AM till 4th Sept 4:00PM and process continue till total run time is 80 hours.
There are two options to consider
- Simply ignore the date and time completely. Set your model tine units to hours and run the model for 80 hours
- Have some object in the model control the work time
Like a little state chart or an event or even a schedule object
When the workingtime state is entered you simply tell machines to work, when the non_workingtime is entered you stop the machines
Option 1 is the easiest but only useable if you can post-process the actual times or don’t need it inside you model