Simulating a Selected Activity

This procedure describes how to select only one activity or sub-process to simulate.
This procedure assumes that you have a process with activities loaded.


Select the activity you want to see simulated on the PPR tree.


Click Time Based Replay in the Synchronization Management toolbar.

The Process Simulation command box and Simulation Control Tools toolbar appear.


Select the Activity Options (On/Off) in the Simulation Control Tools toolbar.
The Activity Options dialog box appears.
The dialog box automatically contains the name of the activity or process selected in Step 1 and the process used as a context for the selected activity (that is, either a process or a resource task).


Select whether you want to see only the selected activity (the default) or the current process from the current activity to the end.
If you leave the button on Selected Activity, the Apply button remains grayed out.  If you change the option so that you are asking to run to the end of the current process, the button will be active again.  Once you press it, it will be grayed out until you make another selection.


If needed, enter a start or stop time or both.


Click Apply.
When you switch from one option to the other and press the Apply button, the simulation pauses to apply the information.  If you go from "Current Process" to "Selected Activity," the process simulation starts from the selected activity.


Press the play button on the Process Simulation control box to view the selected portion of the process.
The Activity Option command is a toggle command.  When you no longer wish to change the selection, deselect the Activity Option command icon by pressing the Activity Options icon or the X (close) button from the upper right corner of the Activity Options dialog.  The last selection will be maintained. 

If you end the simulation without closing the Activity Options dialog box, the box closes automatically.


To end the simulation:
  • Press the  X (close) button in the upper right hand corner of the Process Simulation command box OR
  • Select the orange Process Simulation icon (it will return to its original colors).