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Defining process properties : Setting Business Process Modeler preferences : Using the Simulation page
 

Using the Simulation page

You can use the Simulation page to configure the simulation settings for the simulation project. For details regarding simulation, see Configuring and running simulation.
To configure the simulation settings for the simulation project:
1. Use the Start Simulation and Stop Simulation sections to set the default configurations (for the default scenario) for the Simulation Start and Stop settings.For details regarding each of these parameters, see Modifying simulation settings for a scenario. Use the Currency section to set your default currency symbol.
2. From the Performer page, set the default settings for the performer types—Group, Individual, and System. For details regarding each of these settings, see Managing performers.
3. From the Process page, you can set the default simulation settings for added processes in the default scenario. For detailed information regarding each of these parameters, see Configuring simulation parameters for a process.
4. From the Workstep page, you can set the default worktime distribution method and other settings for supported workstep types in the default scenario. For details regarding each of these parameters, see For worksteps.
5. From the Resource page, you can set the default cost and count for consumable and non-consumable resources. For more information, see Managing resources.
6. From the UI page, you can set (or modify) your preferred settings for switching between simulation-related perspectives in Business Process Modeler. The perspective switches are listed as follows:
*Open Progress OpenEdge BPM Simulation perspective on launching editor, when creating or opening a simulation project.
*Open OpenEdge BPM Run Simulation perspective on simulation run, when running a process simulation.
*Open Progress OpenEdge BPM Simulation perspective on simulation run exit, when exiting the OpenEdge BPM Run Simulation perspective after running a process simulation.
The available options for each of the above switches are Always (to launch the respective perspective without any user prompt), Never (to always perform the requested operation in the current perspective without switching the perspective), or Prompt (the default option, which prompts you to switch to the respective perspective).
You can also choose the color settings for status bars and progress bars used in the Simulation perspective. To choose another color, click the bar and then the adjoining color button to open the Color dialog box, where you can select another color. The available bars are listed in Table 24
Table 24. Appearance Settings
Bar
Description
For Status Bar
Inactive
Indicates the Simulation and Process Status bars before the simulation run.
Required
Indicates the total count of required process instances in the Processes Runtime View during the simulation run. It also indicates the time limit for the simulation project in the Simulation Status section of the Simulation Control Editor, during the simulation run.
Created
Indicates the progress status of created process instances in the Processes Runtime View during the simulation run.
Completed
Indicates the progress status of completed process instances in the Processes Runtime View during the simulation run. Indicates the progress status of simulation project in the Simulation Status section of the Simulation Control Editor, during the simulation run.
For Probability Bar (For details of the Probability bar used in the Probability tab of the Properties view in Simulation Perspective; for details, see Setting the probabilities)
Bar Fill Color FG/BG
Indicates the graded colors (smooth shading of one color to another color) used for the filled portion of the probability bar.
Bar Empty Color FG/BG
Indicates the graded colors (smooth shading of one color to another color) used for the empty portion of the probability bar.
Text
Indicates the color of the text displayed on the probability bar.
Shadow
Indicates the color of shadow bar accompanying the probability bar.
Color when selected
Indicates the color of the probability bar, when selected.
Border
Indicates the border color of the probability bar.