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Model Settings

Model Settings

Overview and Key Concepts

You can access the model settings from the Edit menu on the main toolbar.

Properties

The model has the following settings:

Decimal Precision

This option controls the precision of editable values seen in the interface.

Spline Tension

This option controls how straight the lines in a curved network node path are. A value close to 0 will produce straight lines. A value close to 1 will produce curved lines.

Random Number Streams

This option controls the range (between 0 and the specified value) of random number streams that will be initialized by Flexsim when the model is reset.

Length Units

This displays the length units of the model.

Time Units

This displays the time units of the model.

Fluid Units

This displays the fluid units of the model.

Model Start Time

This displays the global model start time and date that is used in various objects like the TimeTable.

Time Format

This specifies what format the Model Start Time should be displayed in. The following is a list of characters or elements that may be used in a time format. Body text can be added to the format string by enclosing the text in single quotes.

Element Description
h The one- or two-digit hour in 12-hour format.
hh The two-digit hour in 12-hour format. Single-digit values are preceded by a zero.
H The one- or two-digit hour in 24-hour format.
HH The two-digit hour in 24-hour format. Single-digit values are preceded by a zero.
m The one- or two-digit minute.
mm The two-digit minute. Single-digit values are preceded by a zero.
s The one- or two-digit second.
ss The two-digit second. Single-digit values are preceded by a zero.
t The one-letter AM/PM abbreviation (that is, AM is displayed as "A").
tt The two-letter AM/PM abbreviation (that is, AM is displayed as "AM").

Date Format

This specifies what format the Model Start Date should be displayed in. The following is a list of characters or elements that may be used in a date format. Body text can be added to the format string by enclosing the text in single quotes.

Element Description
d The one- or two-digit day.
dd The two-digit day. Single-digit day values are preceded by a zero.
ddd The three-character weekday abbreviation.
dddd The full weekday name.
M The one- or two-digit month number
MM The two-digit month number. Single-digit values are preceded by a zero.
MMM The three-character month abbreviation.
MMMM The full month name.
yy The last two digits of the year (that is, 1996 would be displayed as "96").
yyyy The full year (that is, 1996 would be displayed as "1996").

Embed media with model

This option allows you to embed all of the 3D and image files associated with your model into the model file.

Disable AutoSave for this model

This option allows you to disable the AutoSave feature as defined in Global Preferences.

Use Legacy SQL Nulls

This option enables legacy SQL nulls. Upgraded models will automatically enable this option, but new models will default to using the SQL ANSI standard for nulls.

Encrypt Model

This area allows you to set a password for your model, so that only those with the password can open it. There is no way to recover lost passwords. To set a password, click the Set Password button. Then enter the desired password and click the Enter Password button. Enter the password again and click the Confirm Password button. To remove a password, click the button.