Running the Simulation in Real Time

This procedure describes how to run a simulation in real time.
This procedure assumes that you have a process with activities loaded.


Select the process or an activity 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 Automatic Real-time Simulation in the Simulation Control Tools toolbar.

The step size spinner will become grayed out and the Automatic Real-time Simulation button will be highlighted in orange.  This is a toggle on/off button.


Select the Play button from the Process Simulation command bar and view the simulation.


While running the simulation automatic real-time turned on, the step size is continuously updated. Although the value of the step is grayed out and it does not display the updated value, if the simulation is running too slow (with respect to the real time), the step size will increase; if the simulation begins to run too fast, the step size will decrease. As a result, the performance of the automatic real-time simulation step size feature may degrade during simulations that perform computationally intensive operations. The step sizes may become very large, resulting in unnatural, jerky-looking motion.
The Automatic Real-time Simulation command is a toggle command.  When you no longer wish to see the simulation in real time, deselect the Automatic Real-time Simulation command icon.  You can see the process simulation in other ways without exiting from the Process Simulation command.


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).