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Configuring and running simulation : Configuring a simulation scenario : Configuring simulation parameters for a process : For worksteps
 
For worksteps
You can configure simulation settings for individual worksteps in a process. Workstep configuration is applied to the selected scenario only.
1. From the Scenarios drop-down list in the Scenarios section (in the Simulation Control Editor), select the scenario to be configured.
2. Expand the Processes folder, then expand the process (for instance, Process1). Expand the Worksteps folder to display the list of contained worksteps.
3. Click the workstep to be configured. Alternatively, you can click the workstep in the Diagram view.
In the Properties view, the General tab displays workstep details including name and label. You cannot modify any information in this tab. The rest of the subtabs vary depending on the type of the selected workstep, and are described in Table 43.
Table 43. Configuring a workstep
Workstep type
Tabs in the Properties view
Description
Activity/ Adapter/ Subprocess worksteps
Task
For an Activity or Adapter workstep, review the workstep performer in the Performer box. From the Time Distribution section (available only for Activity worksteps), you can modify randomization method for workstep instances (see Choosing a randomization method).
Note: You cannot configure the worktime distribution for an adapter workstep. By default, it is set to 1 second.
For an Activity workstep with a Timeout link, use the Timeout section to enable the workstep timeout functionality. You can specify the timeout duration in terms of hours, minutes, and seconds in the respective boxes.
For a Subprocess workstep, select the Using worktime option and specify the randomization method for the workstep instances in the Worktime Distribution section.
Probability
Allows you to configure the probability setting for worksteps with multiple outgoing links. For details, see Setting the probabilities.
Objectives
Allows you to add objectives for the workstep (example, the total completion time for all instances of the workstep must not exceed 10 hours). For details, see Defining objectives.
Resources
Allows you to add resources (consumable and non-consumable) and the quantity likely to be consumed for this workstep. For non-consumable resources, you cannot specify a consumption count more than the available count.
Start/ End workstep
Objectives
Allows you to add objectives for the workstep (example, the total count of workstep instances created must exceed 10). For details, see Defining objectives.
Decision gateway
Probability
Allows you to configure the probability setting for the default link and the conditional link. For details, see Setting the probabilities.
Objectives
Allows you to add objectives for the Decision gateway. For details, see Defining objectives.
Other Gateway types
Objectives
Allows you to add objectives for the particular gateway. For details, see Defining objectives.
Alternatively, you can configure (or modify) simulation settings for worksteps by clicking the Workstep folder for the selected process in the Processes section of the Simulation Control Editor.
The Properties view displays the Activity Worksteps section table (containing all the activity worksteps), Adapter Worksteps section table (containing adapter worksteps), Decision Worksteps section table (containing decision gateways), Inline Worksteps section table (containing inline subprocess worksteps), Subprocess Worksteps section table (containing subprocess worksteps), and Other Worksteps section table (containing additional worksteps such as Start and End). You can modify the simulation settings for any workstep by selecting it and then clicking the adjoining Modify button.