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The delay activity will hold the token for a certain length of time. You can use a fixed time or you can create the delay time dynamically using a label value on a token, a statistical distribution, etc. NOTE:


A delay time of 0 is similar to sending a delayed message in 0 time. Doing so will create an event in 0 time before releasing the token. This can allow you to breakup certain operations to ensure that things are happening in an approriate order. This is like taking a breath before moving on. It may be difficult to know when this is needed,but if something in your model is not behaving properly, adding a 'Breathe' can potentially solve issues.


The delay activity only allows one connector out. See Adding and Connecting Activities for more information.


The following image shows properties for the delay activity:

Each of these properties will be explained in the following sections.

  • Name You can change the name of the activity using the Name box. See Name for more information about this property.
  • Font The Font button opens a window to edit the activity's background color and font properties. See Font for more information about this property.
  • Statistics The Statistics button opens the activity's statistics window. See Statistics for more information about this property.
  • delay TimeThe delay Time defines the amount of time that the token will be delayed.
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