Editing Batch Modules
modules can be added to the flowchart view via dragging and dropping (see Editing Create Modules
for a demonstration) and edited by double clicking on the module.
Batch modules are the grouping mechanism for Arena simulation models. The Type
of batch must be specified as either
. Temporary batches must later be split using a Separate
module. The Size
is the number of entities to be matched together. The Rule
refers to whether entities may be matched together in order of arrival or based on an specified attribute. Entities arriving at the Batch
module are placed in a queue until the required number of entities has accumulated. Once accumulated, a new Representative Entity
A good example of a Batch module is collecting a number of parcels before embarking on a courier delivery run (see the flash movie titled "Adding Deliveries to Courier Model " in the Courier Service Model
). A printscreen of the Batch
module used in this example is shown below.
- 25 Aug 2009