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<p>ISBN: 978-0-9825040-3-1 Copyright 2010 by Imagine That Inc. or its Licensors. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. You may not copy, transmit, or translate this manual or any part of this manual in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or information storage and retrieval systems, for any purpose other than the purchaser's personal use without the prior express written permission of Imagine That Inc. License, Software Copyright, Trademark, and Other Information The software described in this manual is furnished under a separate license and warranty agreement. The software may be used or copied only in accordance with the terms of that agreement. Please note the following: ExtendSim blocks (including icons, dialogs, and block code) are copyright by Imagine That Inc. and its Licensors. ExtendSim blocks may contain proprietary and/or trademark information. If you build blocks, and you use all or any portion of the blocks from the BPR, Discrete Event, Flow, Item, Items (db), Mfg, Rate, SDI Tools, or Quick Blocks library in your blocks, or you include those ExtendSim blocks (or any of the code from those blocks) in your libraries, your right to sell, give away, or otherwise distribute your blocks and libraries is limited. In that case, you may only sell, give, or distribute such a block or library if the recipient has a legal license for the ExtendSim product from which you have derived your block(s) or block code. For more information, contact Imagine That Inc. Imagine That!, the Imagine That logo, ExtendSim, Extend, and ModL are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Imagine That Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Mac OS is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. Microsoft is a registered trademark and Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. GarageGames, Inc. is the copyright owner of the Torque Game Engine (TGE), Simulation Dynamics, Inc. is the copyright owner of SDI Industry, Wolverine Software Corporation owns the copyright for Proof Animation, and the copyright for Stat::Fit is owned by Geer Mountain Software. TGE, SDI Industry, Proof Animation, and Stat::Fit are licensed to Imagine That, Inc. for distribution with ExtendSim. All other product names used in this manual are the trademarks of their respective owners. All other ExtendSim products and portions of products are copyright by Imagine That Inc. All right, title and interest, including, without limitation, all copyrights in the Software shall at all times remain the property of Imagine That Inc. or its Licensors. Extend was originally created by Bob Diamond Chief architects for ExtendSim 8: Bob Diamond, Steve Lamperti, Dave Krahl, Anthony Nastasi, Cecile Damiron, Peter Tag Graphics, documentation, and production for ExtendSim 8: Carla Sackett, Pat Diamond, Kathi Hansen</p> <p>Imagine That Inc. 6830 Via Del Oro, Suite 230 San Jose, CA 95119 USA 408.365.0305 fax 408.629.1251 info@extendsim.com www.extendsim.com</p> <p>Table of Contents</p> <p>T2</p> <p>Table of Contents</p> <p>Table of Contents About This AddendumUsing the ExtendSim 8 Addendum .........................................................................................2 How the Addendum is organized ............................................................................................2 Summary of ExtendSim 8 changes ..........................................................................................2New features and blocks..................................................................................................................2 Enhancements to the user interface and existing blocks...................................................................3</p> <p>Upgrading from ExtendSim 7 .................................................................................................4Installing ExtendSim 8 ....................................................................................................................4 Running ExtendSim 8.....................................................................................................................5 Legacy files......................................................................................................................................5</p> <p>Upgrading from Extend 6 or earlier.........................................................................................6Legacy libraries and files..................................................................................................................6 New product names ........................................................................................................................6 Installing and running ExtendSim 8................................................................................................7</p> <p>Technical support....................................................................................................................7Sources of support...........................................................................................................................7 Assistance from our support staff.....................................................................................................7</p> <p>User Guide AddendumEquations &amp; Equation-Based Blocks ................................................................... 9Overview.................................................................................................................................10 List of equation-based blocks...................................................................................................10 Equation components .............................................................................................................10Input variables.................................................................................................................................11 Output variables..............................................................................................................................12</p> <p>Equation Editor ......................................................................................................................13 Debugging equations ..............................................................................................................14Starting the tutorial .........................................................................................................................14 Setting breakpoints..........................................................................................................................15 Stepping through the code ..............................................................................................................15 Getting to the overflow calculation..................................................................................................16 Setting a conditional breakpoint......................................................................................................16</p> <p>Include files for equations........................................................................................................17 Queue Equation block ............................................................................................................18How the block works ......................................................................................................................19 Variables..........................................................................................................................................19 Ranking rules ..................................................................................................................................20</p> <p>Query Equation and Query Equation(I) blocks.......................................................................20How the blocks work ......................................................................................................................21 Spawned items ................................................................................................................................21 Variables..........................................................................................................................................22 Ranking rules ..................................................................................................................................24</p> <p>Table of Contents</p> <p>T3</p> <p>Differences between the query blocks..............................................................................................24 DB Job Shop Query model .............................................................................................................25</p> <p>ExtendSim Databases ...........................................................................................27Overview ................................................................................................................................ 28 Database commands ............................................................................................................... 28Edit Table Properties (Database menu)............................................................................................28 Edit Field Properties (Database menu) ............................................................................................28 Read/Write Index Checking ............................................................................................................28 Show Reserved Databases (Develop menu) .....................................................................................28</p> <p>Table Properties dialog............................................................................................................ 29 Save and Next Field button..................................................................................................... 29 New Overwrite and Delete button....................................................................................... 29 Reserved databases .................................................................................................................. 29 Improved DB Add-In ............................................................................................................. 29Check Database Consistency...........................................................................................................30 Find Database Table........................................................................................................................31 Other Add-In enhancements...........................................................................................................31</p> <p>Scenario Manager .................................................................................................33Scenario analysis ..................................................................................................................... 34 How the Scenario Manager works........................................................................................... 34 Tutorial I (dialog parameters).................................................................................................. 35Steps ...............................................................................................................................................35 Add the Scenario Manager block.....................................................................................................35 Identify and add factors and values..................................................................................................36 Identify and add targeted responses .................................................................................................38 Determine what will be in the report...............................................................................................39 Select the DOE and run scenarios ...................................................................................................39 Analyze results.................................................................................................................................40 Export the results (optional)............................................................................................................40</p> <p>Tutorial II (database variables) ................................................................................................ 41Targets and sources..........................................................................................................................41 Open the model ..............................................................................................................................43 Create a database structure for the model ........................................................................................44 Create a source list (optional) ..........................................................................................................45 Link to the target table ....................................................................................................................45 Enter database factors......................................................................................................................45 Generate and run the scenarios........................................................................................................46</p> <p>DOE methods ........................................................................................................................ 46 Comparison with other analysis methods................................................................................ 46</p> <p>Advanced Resource Management .........................................................................49Resource management ............................................................................................................ 50Resources ........................................................................................................................................50 Modeling resources .........................................................................................................................50 How to model resources ..................................................................................................................50</p> <p>Advanced Resource Management............................................................................................ 51How Advanced Resource Management works .................................................................................51</p> <p>T4</p> <p>Table of Contents</p> <p>Definitions......................................................................................................................................52</p> <p>Tutorial 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