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.
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.
- 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.
- Open your model: Open your model or create a new blank model.
- 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.
- Connect to your model: Connect the second black box to the rest of your model.
- 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.Before 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 prompted
- 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.