Model to Model Interaction

Remote Transfer

Transfer Activities have a Remote option that allows the transfer of Entity information between models. A Send Transfer Activity in one model can send information from the incoming Entity to a Receive Transfer Activity in another model. The Receive Transfer Activity releases an Entity instance with the transferred information. The information can be as little as simply an indication to release an Entity instance or can contain Attribute information as well. This capability can be used with or without the SIMPROCESS TimeServer. See the discussion of the Transfer Activity in Chapter 2 of Part A of the SIMPROCESS User’s Manual for more information.

External Entity Generation

Java Remote Method Invocation (RMI) along with the External schedule of the Generate Activity can also be used to introduce new Entity instances into another model.