Animation Capabilities

Model operation can be visualized through animation. Animation can be useful in verifying and validating a model and in model presentation to management or customers. Animation capabilities include

  • Display the flow of Entity instances through the model.
  • Change the speed of Entity flow.
  • Display Entity counts above each Activity and Process. These counts can be subdivided into the state of the Entity in the Activity along with vertical bars representing the counts.
  • Display User-defined static and dynamic labels. These can be added to any layout to display information about the simulation.
  • Record animations for later viewing with the ability to rewind and fast forward.

Models with Connectors that have delay times will display multiple Entity instances at the same time. Otherwise the flow of an Entity from one Activity to another represents zero simulation time.