Model objects are like appliances for your home. You select components to enhance the capability and interactions in each room. Just like appliances, model objects enhance your capability, make you a better modeler, and reduce the time to finish the projects.

Below is a description of the top model objects and their purpose:

Name Purpose Application Benefits
Import Scheduled Arrivals Import thousands of historical or planned arrivals with attributes. All industries Each arrival can carry attributes defining processing times, routing, error rates, etc.

Models using real data half the time to build.

Only seconds are required to import a new schedule.

Linking an Excel import sheet to the model is effortless.

Skills Matrix Assigns skills to workers, shows what skills are delinquent, when during the day they are unavailable, and identify other resources that could fill the gap if trained. Call Centers

Service Center

Repair Processes

Design Processes

Has everything that is needed to develop and analyze diverse skills.

Shows what skills needed and when they are needed.

Identifies which resource has the time to receive training to handle gaps in availability

Daily Pattern Arrivals Change raw arrival data into representative daily patterns All industries In less than a minute, change reams of raw data into arrival patterns.

Patterns can be unique for each day of the week.

Use one number changes the amplitude of the pattern. It is simple to adjust the volume while maintaining the patterns.

Manufacturing Planner In the case of worker absence, quickly, reassign people to an assembly line when they have different levels of skill. Manufacturing Visual assignment of resources based on capability and skill level.

Changes the processing time based on a resource’s skill level.

Writes complex logic automatically to assign multiple or alternate resources.

VAO Shift Planner Graphs the number of resources needed by hour of the day All industries Shows how you should plan shifts to meet customer requirements.

Provides easy to read graphs for shift design.

Verify Distribution Values Graphically illustrate the output of any distribution All Industries Helps to determine if a distribution is suitable for an application.

Shows the range of a distribution.

Resource Groups Use a single word to capture many resources All Industries Simplify action logic.

Make a model easier to read.

Reduce the complexity of a large model.

Shift Scheduler Create and modify all shifts from a single sheet All Industries Simplify the creation of many shifts.

Show the hours scheduled for each resource.

See all shifts from a single page.

Make changes to any shift with visibility of other shifts.

Digital Clock Show an onscreen clock All Industries Shows hour of the day and day of the week.

Clock can be moved to any position on the layout.

Gate Visually indicate when an area of the model is opened. All Industries Graphically show the beginning and end of an event.

Adds visual appeal to the model.


The model objects mentioned above are just a few of the hundreds available. Becoming familiar with the model objects will help you in several ways. The ideas below may inspire you to take a few minutes to learn more about the great new capabilities in ProcessModel. Using model objects:

  • Extends the capability of ProcessModel.
  • Allows you to be better modeler.
  • Increases the quality of your models.
  • Improves your modeling knowledge.

We create model objects as a result of requests from people like you. If you have a need for unique capabilities, give us a call and we can discuss a model object just for you.