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Conveyor System Properties

Conveyor System Properties

Overview and Key Concepts

The Conveyor System properties window can be used to set the default properties for all conveyor objects in your simulation model. It has two tabs with various properties, which will be explained in the following sections.

Accessing Conveyor System Properties

To access the Conveyor System Settings dialog box, you must first ensure that there is at least one straight or curved conveyor in your model. Otherwise, the Conveyor System tool will not appear in your toolbox. Once you have a conveyor in your model:

  1. Click View on the main menu, then click Toolbox to open the Toolbox. Alternatively, you could access the Toolbox by clicking the Tools button on the toolbar.
  2. You'll see several different tools listed in the toolbox. Double-click Conveyor System to open the Conveyor System Settings dialog box.

The Default Types Tab

The Default Types tab has the following properties:

You'll notice there are several fields with pull-down menus. From each pull-down menu you can select the default types that are assigned to various conveyor objects when they are first added to the simulation model.

For more information about the Type Properties dialog box and different settings for each object, see:

The General Tab

The General tab has the following properties:

Draw Render Mode

When checked, straight or curved conveyors will visually appear to have rollers (for accumulating conveyors) or belts (for non-accumulating conveyors). See Conveyor Type Settings - The Visual Tab for more information about simulating roller conveyors.

Show Decision Points

When checked, decision points will appear as a diamond icon on a conveyor.

Show Photo Eyes

When checked, photo eyes will appear as a green or red line across a conveyor.

Show Transfers

When checked, transfers will appear as a square icon on a conveyor.

Show Fixed Intervals

When checked, conveyors will show a line on a conveyor indicating where the dogs are in a Power and Free conveyor system. See Conveyor Types - Power and Free Settings for more information.

Snap Threshold

Conveyors will snap and join together when they are within range of the value indicated in this field.

Decision Point Draw Size

Determines what size decision points should be drawn visually.

Propogate Non-Accumulating Stops to Straddled Conveyors

If checked, stopping/blocking items that are straddling multiple non-accumulating conveyors will also stop all upstream conveyors they are straddling (instead of just the conveyor that is driving the item's speed).