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How can I specify random values as delaytime for waypoints?

I have created a simulation in which the onward journey of the AGVs is delayed at the waypoints. Two types of waypoints are to be distinguished. With one group (Montage) there is a fixed delay. In the other (verzögerte Montage), the delaytime should vary randomly in a certain area. I tried to do this with a normal function (normal(5.3,0,2)). However, the result is the same as without the function, as if I had entered a fixed value. Also, the use of the Bernoulli function (bernoulli(33,5.5,5) has always brought the same result, regardless of the given probabilitywithDelay.fsm.

How can I specify variable random values in a certain range as a delay?

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Felix Möhlmann answered

I can't seem to replicate the issue. Different distribution produce varying results, all longer than a fixed waiting time (because longer waiting times propagate down the chain of agvs due to control point allocation).

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This might sound obvious, but did you remember to hit "Apply" between changing the delay time and running the model again? I definitely sometimes forget to do that.


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Joerg Vogel answered

Probably you have still activated repeat random streams. Turn it off.

https://docs.flexsim.com/en/22.0/BestPractices/ModelRepeatability/#repeat

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Jason Lightfoot answered Christiane Rs commented

Try 'normal' with one 'l' - recognized keywords should be shown in blue.

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Sorry, I had just changed it for the screenshot and mistyped. But as you can see from the pictures, it doesn't make a difference even spelled correctly1642413118801.png1642413172103.png

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Do you have any other suggestions? As you can see from my comment, time does not change even with correct keywords.

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