10.5.1 – Using a Resource at an Activity
A resource (employee, machine, etc.) is used at an activity to perform the activity.
1. Create the activity where the resource will be used.
2. Create the resource. (Be sure that the Object Type field in the properties dialog indicates Resource.)
3. Connect the resource to the activity.
Alternatively, you may use the GET and FREE statements in the Action logic of the activity. Connected resources will always be captured before resources specified in a GET statement. On the other hand, resource connections that free a resource occur after any Action logic for the activity.
TO DO: Create the resource and connect it to the activity as shown above.
For simple situations like the previous one, it may not be necessary to model the resource unless there are times when it is unavailable due to other activities requiring its use, since it would probably be of no interest to the modeler.
To learn more about resources, see Resources and Resource Assignments.