What is Entity Cost?

The identification of cost is optional and has no effect on the behavior of the model.

Properties dialog cost processmodel software

Initial cost The initial value assigned as the cost of each newly created entity (negative 1,000,000 to 1,000,000). Once assigned, the entity cost may be increased automatically during the simulation based on waiting time, activity time, and resource usage. This cost is added to the pre-defined Cost attribute of the entity.

Waiting cost The cost that is added to the entity per hour of waiting time. Cost may range from negative 1,000,000 to 1,000,000. This cost is added to the pre-defined Cost attribute of the entity.

Important information to be aware of

To learn more about costs, see “ProcessModel and Activity-based Costing”.

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