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Author: CreateASoft Inc./Friday, May 23, 2014/Categories: Object Routing

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  • Start with the 'Process Setup and Change Over' model
    • Switch to the Flow Properties tab
      • Select Additional Properties Definition
        • Switch Parameter Context to Object
          • Create a new variable here
            • 'Obj_PartType' – Integer
  • Select both 'P1' and 'P2' and Customize
    • Select Process Extensions/Event Handling
      • Under ObjectActivated Insert five lines
        • Line 1 - Condition Action, Edit and Enter -
          • ObjectType == 'Part1'
        • Line 2 - Expression Action, Edit
          • Select Obj_PartType from the left
          • Enter 1 on the right
        • Line 3 - Condition Action, Edit
          • If there are more conditions you can select Else IF and enter a new condition. However because we only have two parts select Else
        • Line 4 - Expression Action, Edit
          • Select Obj_PartType from the left
          • Enter 2 on the right
        • Line 5 - Condition Action, Edit
          • Switch to End IF
  • Next select 'Router'
    • Go into Process/Object/Condition Routing
      • Switch to Condition Based Routing
        • Delete the Default Routing
        • For Line 2 - Edit
          • Enter Obj_PartType Smaller then 2
          • Then set the Next Process to 'P3'
        • For Line 3 - Edit
          • Enter Obj_PartType > 1
          • Then set the Next Process to 'P4'
  • Select 'P1' and Customize
    • Go into MTBF/MTTR/Priority/Availability/...
      • Check Enable MTBF and Gate Behavior
        • Change Time Based in to Seconds
        • Set the Process Recovery Period to 20/30 Seconds
        • Check Process Fails every
          • Enter 20/30 Objects
  • Now select 'P2' and Customize
    • Go into MTBF/MTTR/Priority/Availability/...
      • Check Enable MTBF and Gate Behavior
      • Change the Time Based in to Seconds
      • Set Process Recovery Period to 20/30 Seconds
      • Then check Process Fails
        • Enter 5/10 times in a period of 3600 Seconds (1 hour)
    • Switch to the Simulation tab
      • Select Start
  • As the model runs use the Selected Item Analysis window to view when 'P1' and 'P2' go from Running to Failure.

 

 

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