|This procedure describes how to filter out certain
activities, such as text, hyperlink, pause, annotation, or viewpoint
activities. It also describes how to control the behavior of
other activities: i.e., whether they apply only during the running of a
parent process or whether they apply to process as whole. This
behavior is set, by default, in Tools > Options > DELMIA
Infrastructure > Simulation, but the default values can be
overridden by the Simulation Options
This procedure also describes the effects of setting other simulation
options: setting state management and updating cycle time during the
Select the process on the PPR tree.
||If you select an activity instead of a process, only the
activity is simulated, but not the whole process.
||If you select nothing, the entire process is selected by
on the Simulation toolbar.
|The icon turns orange. The Process Simulation
and Simulation Control Tools pop-up toolbars appear.
While Process Simulation
is active, click
from the Simulation Control Tools pop-up toolbar:
||This is a toggle on/off button.
Simulation Options dialog box appears.
||When the State Management
option is enabled, the simulation will synchronize to the start
condition of any simulated activity before executing the
If the start condition is not available or if the State
Management option is disabled, the simulation engine will
only execute the simulation details for the current activity.
||The Apply End Condition option
is only available when the State Management check box
If the State Management
and Apply End Condition check boxes are both
selected, the user sees the 3D window getting updated with the
end condition, in addition to 3D context, start condition, and
real time simulation output for the activity. The order in which
these conditions get applied is:
- 3D context
- start condition
- simulation execution
- end condition.
||If an activity type is
listed as Enabled, then that activity
type appears in the simulation; otherwise, you will not see the
activities in the simulation, although they remain in the
Activities always appear enabled.
possible behaviors of an activity are:
- Process (default value) or Parent
for the Text Message Activities, Annotation
Activities, and Visibility Activities.
- When users select Process, the scope
of the activity is the whole process (e.g., a Text
Message Activity remains visible from its insertion
point to the end of the process, unless another Text
Message Activity is inserted to delete the original).
- When users select Parent, the scope of
the activity is limited to the parent activity (e.g., a
Text Message Activity remains visible from its
insertion point to the end of its parent activity; a second
Text Message Activity is not required to delete
- N/A for the Viewpoint Activities
and Pause Simulation Activities. The scope of
these activity types cannot be controlled during simulation.
- Continue (default value) or Pause
for the Hyperlink Activities. When Continue
is selected, the simulation continues to play after displaying
the hyperlink window. When users select Pause, the
simulation pauses after displaying the hyperlink window, to
allow users to inspect the information displayed. To continue
the simulation, users perform an action specific to the
simulation playback command they are currently using (e.g., in
the case of Process Simulation, pressing the
||The Update Cycle Time option
specifies whether the simulation will update the calculated
cycle time as it runs.
If this option is checked, the calculated cycle time will be
updated for the simulated activities. At the end, when the
simulation command is canceled, it will also update the
calculated cycle time for the current process or the simulated
Note: there is a chance that the global results
of this update will not be correct if some of the activities
were not simulated after the option was enabled. If the user
executes a Jump To Start after enabling the
Update Cycle Time option, then plays the simulation for
the whole process, this possible problem will be addressed: the
results will be the same as the ones obtained through the
Update Cycle Time
||The default values are set using Tools > Options and
the Simulation tab. For more information about
setting this option, see Tools > Options > DELMIA
Infrastructure > Simulation documentation, in the Customizing
||After you have selected the desired settings, you can close the
Simulation Options dialog box using the corresponding
icon from the Simulation Control Tools pop-up toolbar or
by pressing the X (close) button from the upper right
hand corner of the Simulation Options dialog box.
If you end the simulation without closing this dialog box, it
automatically closes. The options selected persist for the life of
the current Process Simulation
command. You can alter the settings at any time, even when the
simulation is running.
Alter the simulation settings as desired.
End the simulation using one of the methods below:
- Press the X (close) button in the upper right hand
corner of the Process Simulation pop-up toolbar OR
- Click Process Simulation
(the command changes from orange to its original colors).