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Configuring and running simulation : Configuring a simulation scenario : Configuring simulation parameters for a process

Configuring simulation parameters for a process

You can use the Processes section in the Simulation Control Editor to add processes as well as configure simulation parameters for each of the added processes and its worksteps. You can also configure simulation properties for each of the workstep paths in the process.
To add and configure simulation parameters for each process for a particular scenario:
1. From the Processes section, click the Add () icon, opening the Required Project Selection dialog box, which lists the current projects in Progress Developer Studio for OpenEdge.
2. Click the project to be added, then click OK.
The selected process is added to the list of processes under the Processes folder. To remove a process from the simulation project, select the process from the list of processes, then click . You cannot remove a subprocess.
Note: In case you modify the process template after adding the process to the simulation project, select the process, then click the Refresh icon to reflect the changes made in the added process. You will need to reconfigure the simulation settings for any process workstep, which has been impacted by the change.
3. From the Scenarios drop-down list in the Scenarios section (in the Simulation Control Editor), select the scenario to be configured.
4. Expand the Processes folder, then click the process (for instance, Process1) whose simulation properties you want to configure. In the Properties view, the General tab displays the process details (name and label) of the selected process. You cannot modify any information in this tab.
5. Click the Instances tab to view the simulation settings (process start time, instances, and randomization type) for the selected process, as configured when adding the process in the New Simulation Project wizard. If required, modify the settings, as described Creating a simulation project.
Note: In a simulation project with multiple processes, if you do not want to include a particular process in the simulation run, enter “0” as the process instance count.
Note: The Instances tab does not appear for Subprocesses.
6. From the Objectives tab, add the objectives for the selected process. For details, see Defining objectives.
7. Use the Calendar tab to include calendar restrictions for the current process. For details, see Setting calendar.
Alternatively, you can view the entire list of added processes and subprocesses in a tabular format by clicking the Processes folder in the Processes section of the Simulation Control Editor.
The Master Processes section table displays a list of main processes and the Auxiliary Processes section table displays subprocesses (if any). You can add, modify, or delete a main process by clicking the appropriate button.
You can also configure simulation properties for each workstep in the process and for each of the workstep paths and connectors, as described in the following sections.
* For worksteps
* For connectors
* For paths
* Setting the probabilities