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Is it possible to link the operator walking to a processing time?

For example, if the processing time of a processor is 10 sec, the operator walks from a position x to y. If the processing time is 11 the operator walks from a position x to z.

The same if i'm using a normal distribution for processing time?

Thanks for your answers,

Ilaria

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This is challenging to do in FlexSim 16. It's much easier in newer versions where accessing variables is simpler and more efficient. Could you upload an example model or perhaps explain your model a little bit more? This will give me and other FlexSim users more to work with. I understand that you'd like the operator to move to a different location depending on the Processor's cycle time, but what is it you're looking at from an analysis standpoint?

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@Tanner Poulton after simulation run I would like to know how many meters the operator walks, considering the variability due to the processing time distribution. The walking can also be done after the process finish, it is not necessary to be synchronised.

I don't have a real model of this situaution, but my idea was to have a variable storing the processing time (timeoutput-timeinput) and then assign this value (maybe with an if condition somewhere) to a x-y-z to simulate the walk but I don't know if these steps are possible and simple to do in FlexSim, i'm a new user.

Thanks,

Ilaria

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You can change the speed the operator moves from point A-B, and you can also get the total distance the operator has traveled, its already a variable that is tracking this. Look into network nodes, these can gives the operator set paths to walk on and the virtual distance between them that can be changed to, but only right before the operator is told to go from point A-B.

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Hi @Joshua S thanks fpr you answer. I understood the concept, but I would like to have variable distances linked to a processing time. So i need to store the information about the time span of the processor and assign it to a operator route.

Thanks,Ilaria

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In the code for the processing time of a Processor, you can change the virtual distance between 2 nodes, or change the speed of the operator, or do a lot of customization. Start there and add code as needed.

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