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Why is the CMA_1 Blocked in the attached model?

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The attached model was working fine until I added the A* navigator with the Barriers and Dividers. Now when the first patient comes through needing a CMA, the patient acquires the CMA and the scales in the CMA Escort Weight Triage section but when I click on the CMA, he is shown as blocked and the patient will not be escorted to the scales.

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Tee

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This is happening because you have Collision Avoidance turned on on the A* Navigator and you also turned off the Ignore Inactive Members checkbox. When you turn on Collision Avoidance the people will wait for someone else to get off a grid node before they move onto it. But if someone is just standing there they'll end up waiting a very long time. You usually want to use both of them together or neither.


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Matthew,

You were correct. Checking both boxes resolved the problem.

Have you considered putting this explanation in the tooltips? And maybe have the Ignore In Active Members checked by default when the user selects the Collision Avoidance?

Thanks for your help and for considering making this part of the process a little easier for the user.

Also thanks for following up on my procrastination in responding.

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When you add a new A* navigator object it has both boxes checked by default.

Clicking the help button at the bottom links to the help manual page that has a longer discussion about the interaction of those two buttons, but perhaps some more details in the tooltips could be a good idea.

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More detail on the tooltips would help..

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