Flexible Workcell Arrivals

When you need to establish a method of reading in the daily production schedule for a workcell and to create an outside entry form for all production information in a workcell.

This model is a template for reading in workcell schedules, order size, production times and routing. All of the attributes are provided to run a 12 station workcell.

Flexible Workcell Arrivals model image

Where to Find the Model Object

The following model object will be used to create flexible workcell arrivals to import data into ProcessModel:

  • Workcell \ Flexible Workcell Arrivals.

Difficulty Level

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

How to Use the Model Object

 To create the example using the Workcell model objects, review the Workcell Simulations Created in Minutes post after reviewing this post.

  1. Open your model: Open your model or create a new blank model.
  2. Insert the Model Object into your model: Locate the appropriate location in your model where you would like to place the model object, move the view to the location and then insert the model object.
  3. Connect to your model: Connect the second black box to the rest of your model.connect Flexible Workcell Arrivals to the rest of the model
  4. Open the Excel file: Right click on the Scheduled ArrivalsInput Sheet Excel icon and click on the third option from the bottom to open the Scheduled ArrivalsInput vx-x Excel file, where x-x represents the version number of the Excel file.opening Scheduled ArrivalsInput in Flexible Workcell ArrivalsBefore using this Excel file for the first time, or after changing your model name, make sure that a manual export of data is done via ProcessModel. From your model, click Tools \ Export Data, click ‘Yes’ to all prompts until the data export file opens, close the data file and then use this Excel file.

    Click Enable Content if promptedEnable Macro

  5. Setup the Excel file: Once the Scheduled ArrivalsInput vx-x Excel file opens click the 1. Setup button. This will instruct the Excel file to ping ProcessModel and fetch the name of all entities that have a Scheduled route from the active model and create new tabs for each entity. In our case we only have one entity called Part.