Batch and Process at Defined Time

Hold processing until a specific time during the day. Not releasing any entity until all items are completed.

Batch and Process at Defined Time

Where to Find the Model Object

The following model object can be found in the model objects directory:

  • Flow Control \ Batch and Process at Defined Time

If you can’t find the model object, select the Check for Updates option in the Model Objects menu.

Difficulty Level

  • Ease of Use: Easy
  • Ease of Modification: Easy

How to Use the Model Object

  1. Open Your Model: Open your model or create a new blank model.
  2. Insert the Model Object into Your Model
    1. Locate the model object Batch and Process at Defined Time and click the Insert button.
    2. Move the cursor to the point of insertion and left mouse-click. The upper left corner of the model object will be inserted at the location of the mouse-click.
  3. Define the time to batch / process:
    1. Doubleclick the arrival route from Close Batch to Hold Until Specific Time.
    2. From the Properties Dialog, click  the Define Pattern button.
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      Properties Dialog in Batch and Process at Defined Time.
    3. Define the day and time to start the batch / processing.
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      define pattern in Batch and Process at Defined Time.
    4. Change the processing time: Processing time is set to 12 seconds per item now. When you change the time the overall time will change by the number of items in the batch.
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      changing processing time in Batch and Process at Defined Time

Controls Usage

Attributes:

  1. a_BatchSize: Used to define a batch size.
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