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Configuring and running simulation : Configuring a simulation scenario : Managing performers
 

Managing performers

You can define the simulation properties for the assigned performers using the Performers section in the Simulation Control Editor. You can review (or modify) the settings for human performers (individual and group) and adapter performers. Performer configuration is applied to the selected scenario only.
To configure simulation settings for a performer:
1. From the Scenarios drop-down list in the Scenarios section (in the Simulation Control Editor), select the scenario to be configured.
2. From the Processes section in the Simulation Control Editor, expand Performers to display four subfolders namely, Systems (containing any adapter performers), Individuals (containing single human performers), Groups (containing a group of human performers), and Queues (containing any queue performers).
In case you add (or modify) groups in the User Management tool after adding the process (containing the group performer) to the simulation project, select the Groups folder, then click the Refresh () icon to reflect the changes made in the group members.
3. Expand these folders to view the respective performers assigned to the worksteps in the processes added to this project.
4. Click each performer to review the current performer information in the Properties view.
*For an Adapter performer, review the name of the performer in the General tab. Enter a number (greater than 0) in the Limit box to specify the maximum number of times you want to invoke the adapter. Enter an amount (greater than 0) in the Cost box that provides a value for the cost per adapter invocation. Use the Objectives tab to add objectives for the performer, as described in Defining objectives.
*For an individual performer, review the name of the performer in the General tab. Enter the hourly cost for the performer in the Per Hour box. Use the Objectives tab to add objectives for the performer, as described in Defining objectives. Use the Calendar tab to add calendar restrictions for the performer, as described in Setting calendar.
*The Properties view is similar for group and queue performers. Review the name of the performer in the General tab. In the Members tab, select the From User Management option to configure the performer settings as defined in the User Management tool. Alternatively, select the Virtual option to enter a virtual group size in the Number of Members box and the hourly cost of each group member in the Cost (per Hour) box. You need to specify a minimum virtual group size more than or equal to 1.
Note: The From User Management option is only enabled for groups and queues existing in the User Management tool and containing group members. For more information, see Managing groups and Managing queues.
Note: You can use the Calendar tab to add calendar restrictions for the group or queue performer, as described in Setting calendar.
Alternatively, you can configure (or modify) simulation settings for performers by clicking the Performers folder in the Processes section of the Simulation Control Editor.
The Properties view displays the Individual Performers section table (containing individual performers), System Performers section table (containing adapter performers), Group Performers section table (containing group performers), and Queue Performers section table (containing queue performers). You can modify the simulation settings for any performer by selecting it and then clicking the adjoining Modify button.
You can also click any of the four subfolders under the Performers folder (in the Simulation Control Editor) to view and modify the simulation settings for the respective performer type.