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Acquiring resources

I need to acquire two different resources. At least one of the resources must be from a particular group but if there are not enough resources available, the second resource can be from any of the other groups. Is there an easy way to do this?

FlexSim 16.0.1
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Brenton King answered Karina Munoz-Ramos commented

You could utilize the max wait timer on the Acquire activity to "give up" looking in the first resource pool. Then have a second acquire that pulls from a broader pool. Would this work?

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A few issues that I see with the approach you suggest. First, if the first acquire is successful, the second acquire will try to pull unneeded resources. Second, I need at least one from the first group.

Logic I want is: Acquire 2 operators from group 1 If only 1 operator from group 1 is available, acquire 1 operator from group 1 and 1 more operator from group 2 (or any group) Use two operators for tasks

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Will this model approach work? If not, you will probably not be able to use the resource to do what you are wanting to do and I'll come up with a different approach.

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Thanks. This will work.

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