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Options

The Options Panel

Overview

The Options panel displays different chart options depending on the type of chart.

Content Options

The options panel for Content charts has the following properties:

Objects

Specifies the objects to include on the chart. See Adding Objects for more information.

Object Display

Specifies the name of the Object column.

WIP Display

Specifies the name of the WIP column.

Composite Staytime Options

The options panel for composite staytime charts has the following properties:

Entrance Objects

Specifies the objects that define where the composite object begins. See Adding Objects for more information.

Exit Objects

Specifies the objects that define where the composite object ends. See Adding Objects for more information.

Average Staytime

Use the checkbox to specify whether the Average Staytime column is shown on the chart. If shown, you can change the column name using the associated edit field.

Minimum Staytime

Use the checkbox to specify whether the Minimum Staytime column is shown on the chart. If shown, you can change the column name using the associated edit field.

Maximum Staytime

Use the checkbox to specify whether the Maximum Staytime column is shown on the chart. If shown, you can change the column name using the associated edit field.

Interval

Sets the interval for the template. All staytime values are recorded during each interval. The template then computes the average of those staytimes.

Time Units

Specifies the time units that should be used on the chart.

Composite WIP Options

The options panel for composite WIP vs time charts has the following properties:

Entrance Objects

Specifies the objects that define where the composite object begins. See Adding Objects for more information.

Exit Objects

Specifies the objects that define where the composite object ends. See Adding Objects for more information.

WIP Display

Specifies the name of the WIP data in the legend.

Date Time Display Options

The options panel for date time displays has the following properties:

No Format

Displays the current elapsed model time from Day 1 at the time specified in the Model Settings window with the format: Day 1, 08:00:00

Use Default Format

Displays the current model date and time as defined in the Model Settings window.

Custom Format

Displays the current model date and time using a custom format.

Financial Analysis Options

The options panel for date time displays has the following properties:

Icon Description
Adds objects/groups to the current list of objects. Objects and groups may be added multiple times.
Removes objects/groups from the current list of objects.
Moves the selected object up in the list
Moves the selected object down in the list
Sample an object in the model.

There are five ways to add objects to this chart:

  1. Browse by Class - This method of adding objects sorts the objects by class. To select an entire class, click on the type icon. Click on an object to select or deselect it.
  2. Browse by Group - This method of adding objects sorts the objects by group. To select an entire group, click on the type icon. Click on an object to select or deselect it.

  3. Browse by Object - This method of adding objects lists all objects in the model. Click on an object to select or deselect it.

  4. Select by Dragging - This method of adding objects uses the 3D model view. Simply drag the target icon from the current window to an object in the model you would like to add.

Display Name

Enter text to display on the graph. Leave this field blank to display the object or group name.

Fixed

This value is added once when the model is reset. This value might represent the initial purchase price of a resource.

Amount Per Time

This value is continually added as the model runs. A value of 1.0 would mean at time 50.0 the total time value for the object would be 50.0. Use the Convert Units tool to convert units to model time units.

FlowItems

Use the and to add or remove items from the table. Each item has an Label Name, Value(s), Amount Per Entry and Amount Per Time. To apply the values to all label values, leave the Value(s) field blank. To define multiple label values, separate numbers using commas and dashes. For example: 1,2,5,10-15,20

  • Amount Per Entry value is applied when a FlowItem with the specified label value enters the object.
  • Amount Per Time value is applied continually while the flowitem with the specified label value is in the object.

Use the Convert Units tool to convert units to model time units.

States

Use the and to add or remove items from the table. Each item has a State, Amount Per Entry and Amount Per Time.

  • Amount Per Entry value is applied when the object enters the specified state. If an object is in the state for 0 time, the fixed value will NOT be applied.
  • Amount Per Time value is applied continually while the object is in the specified state.

Use the Convert Units tool to convert units to model time units.

Item Trace Gantt Options

The options panel for item trace gantt charts has the following properties:

Entrance Objects

Specifies the objects at which to begin tracking items. See Adding Objects for more information.

Exit Objects

Specifies the objects at which to stop tracking items. See Adding Objects for more information.

Milestone Options

The options panel for milestone charts has the following properties:

Milestone Collector

Specifies the Milestone Collector to use as a data source.

Milestone Intervals

Specifies one or more Intervals to display on the chart. For more information, see the Intervals section.

Type Label, Value Type

These properties are common to all By Type templates. For more information, see By Type Templates.

Type Display

Specifies how the chart should display the Type.

Time Units

Specifies the units to use for the interval duration value.

Model Documentation Options

The options panel for model documentation charts has the following properties:

Icon Description
This button makes the selected text bold. If the whole selection is already bold, this button removes the bold effect.
This button italicizes the selected text. If the whole selection is already italicized, this button removes the italics.
This button underlines the selected text. If the whole selection is already underlined, this button removes the underline.
This button makes the text on the current line left justified. If multiple lines are selected, all lines are left justified.
This button makes the text on the current line right justified. If multiple lines are selected, all lines are right justified.
This button makes the text on the current line right justified. If multiple lines are selected, all lines are right justified.
This button places the current line in an ordered list. If multiple lines are selected, all lines are placed in the list.
This button places the current line in an unordered list. If multiple lines are selected, all lines are placed in the list.
This button inserts a section of flexscript code, which can be used to dynamically update the model documentation based on the model itself.
This button removes the current section of flexscript.
This button changes the font of the current selection to be the specified size.
This button highlights the selected text in the specified color.
This button changes the font color of the selected text to the specified color.
This button toggles the view between the visual editor and the html editor.

Output Options

The options panel for output charts has the following properties:

Objects

Specifies the objects to include on the chart. See Adding Objects for more information.

Object Display

Specifies the name of the Object column.

Throughput Display

Specifies the name of the Throughput column.

Interval

Specifies the time interval for the chart. For time plots, the line will show the total output for the previous interval. Otherwise, the value displayed in the chart is Output divided by n, where n is the number of Intervals that have elapsed.

Output By Type Options

The options panel for output by type charts has the following properties:

Objects

Specifies the objects to include on the chart. See Adding Objects for more information.

Type Label, Value Type

These properties are common to all By Type templates. For more information, see By Type Templates.

Type Display

Specifies the name of the Type column.

Throughput Display

Specifies the name of the Throughput column.

Interval

Specifies the time interval for the chart. For time plots, the line will show the total output for the previous interval. Otherwise, the value displayed in the chart is Output divided by n, where n is the number of Intervals that have elapsed.

People Options

The options panel for people charts has the following properties:

Comparisons

Choose what kind of comparisons you would like to see on this chart. There are four possible options:

  • None - Show data for all Staff objects
  • Compare Groups - Choose which groups you would like to compare in the table. Each selected group will appear in the table in the Subset column.
  • Compare hours of the day - Compare utilization across different hours.
  • Compare days of the week - Compare utilization across different days of the week.

Include data for

If comparing groups, specifies which data to include on the chart. There are three possible options:

  • Each group as a whole - Shows data aggregated for each selected group.
  • Each member of each group - Shows data for each individual in the selected groups. If an individual is in more than one group, they will be shown twice.
  • Each group and each member - Shows data for a group followed by the individuals in that group for each selected group.

Groups to compare

If comparing groups, choose which groups you would like to compare in the table. Each selected group will appear in the table in the Subset column.

Select all subgroups

If comparing groups, click to select all groups except the top group.

Clear all subgroups

If comparing groups, click to clear the selection of all groups except the top group.

Partition By

Choose how to partition result data within the table. Partitions will be applied in addition to the group comparisons.There are three available options:

  • None - No partition will be used.
  • By Hour of Day - Data will be partitioned by the hour of day, up to 24 hours.
  • By Day of Week - Data will be partitioned by week day, Sunday through Saturday.

State Options

The options panel for state charts has the following properties:

Objects

Specifies the objects to include on the chart. See Adding Objects for more information.

States

This table updates when objects are added. Each row of the table allows you to edit the following attributes:

  • Display Name - Specifies the name of the state, as seen on the chart. You can edit this field by double clicking on the cell and typing a new name.
  • Analysis - Specifies how this state influences the utilization statistic, calculated by this template. You can edit this value by clicking on the cell. This will rotate through three possible values:
    • (blank) - Indicates that time spent in this state should be considered "not utilized"
    • Utilized - Indicates that time spent in this state should be considered "utilized"
    • Excluded - Indicates that time spent in this state should be excluded from the utilization calculation.
  • Visible - Specifies whether the state will appear on the chart. You can edit this value by clicking on the cell, which will toggle whether the state is visible.
  • Color - Specfies what color the state should have. You can edit this value by clicking on the cell, which will allow you to pick a new color for this state.

Additional states can be added to the table using the button. States may be removed from the table using the button. If all included objects share an additional state profile, you can create a chart of that profile using the State Profile property. By default, utilized states are shown before non-utilized states. Also by default, non-utilized state colors are transparent.

State Gantt Options

The options panel for state charts has the following properties:

Objects

Specifies the objects to include on the chart. See Adding Objects for more information.

Staytime Options

The options panel for staytime charts has the following properties:

Objects

Specifies the objects to include on the chart. See Adding Objects for more information.

Object Display

Specifies the name of the Object column.

Average Staytime

Use the checkbox to specify whether the Average Staytime column is shown on the chart. If shown, you can change the column name using the associated edit field.

Minimum Staytime

Use the checkbox to specify whether the Minimum Staytime column is shown on the chart. If shown, you can change the column name using the associated edit field.

Maximum Staytime

Use the checkbox to specify whether the Maximum Staytime column is shown on the chart. If shown, you can change the column name using the associated edit field.

Interval

Sets the interval for the template. All staytime values are recorded during each interval. The template then computes the average of those staytimes.

Time Units

Specifies the time units that should be used on the chart.

Staytime By Type Options

The options panel for staytime by type charts has the following properties:

Entrance Objects

Specifies the objects that define where the composite object begins. See Adding Objects for more information.

Exit Objects

Specifies the objects that define where the composite object ends. See Adding Objects for more information.

Type Label, Value Type

These properties are common to all By Type templates. For more information, see By Type Templates.

Type Display

Specifies the name of the Type column.

Average Staytime

Use the checkbox to specify whether the Average Staytime column is shown on the chart. If shown, you can change the column name using the associated edit field.

Minimum Staytime

Use the checkbox to specify whether the Minimum Staytime column is shown on the chart. If shown, you can change the column name using the associated edit field.

Maximum Staytime

Use the checkbox to specify whether the Maximum Staytime column is shown on the chart. If shown, you can change the column name using the associated edit field.

Interval

Sets the interval for the template. All staytime values are recorded during each interval. The template then computes the average of those staytimes.

Time Units

Specifies the time units that should be used on the chart.

WIP By Type Options

The options panel for WIP by type charts has the following properties:

Entrance Objects

Specifies the objects that define where the composite object begins. See Adding Objects for more information.

Exit Objects

Specifies the objects that define where the composite object ends. See Adding Objects for more information.

Type Label, Value Type

These properties are common to all By Type templates. For more information, see By Type Templates.

Type Display

Specifies the name of the Type column.

WIP Display

Specifies the name of the WIP statistic in the legend.

Zone Statistics Options

The options panel for zone statistics charts has the following properties:

Zone

Specifies the Zone to use as a data source.

Statistic

Specifies which statistic to collect from the Zone. If you want to gather a Partition statistic, use the Zone Partition Statistics Table template, instead of this template.

Subset/Calculation

Specifies which Subset or Subset Calculation to gather statistics from, if required. If the chosen statistic does not require a Subset or Subset calculation, the only option will be "None". Otherwise, this combo box will contain a listof all Subsets, or Subset calculations, based on the chosen statistic.

Instance Display

Specifies the name of the Instance column, if the instance column is present.

Current

Specifies whether the Current column is present. If checked, you can edit the name of this column in the associated edit field.

Minimum

Specifies whether the Minimum column is present. If checked, you can edit the name of this column in the associated edit field.

Maximum

Specifies whether the Maximum column is present. If checked, you can edit the name of this column in the associated edit field.

Average

Specifies whether the Average column is present. If checked, you can edit the name of this column in the associated edit field.

Zone Partition Statistics Options

The options panel for zone partition statistics charts has the following properties:

Zone

Specifies the Zone to use as a data source.

Statistic

Specifies which statistic to collect from the Zone. If you want to gather a statistic besides a Partition statistic, use the Zone Statistics Table template, instead of this template.

Calculation

Specifies which Partition Calculation to gather statistics from, if required. If the chosen statistic does not require a Partition Calculation, the only option will be "None". Otherwise, this combo box will contain a list of all Partition Calculations.

Partition Value Type

Specifies whether the partition value is text, or if it is a number.

Instance Display

Specifies the name of the Instance column, if the instance column is present.

Partition Display

Specifies the name of the Partition column.

Current

Specifies whether the Current column is present. If checked, you can edit the name of this column in the associated edit field.

Minimum

Specifies whether the Minimum column is present. If checked, you can edit the name of this column in the associated edit field.

Maximum

Specifies whether the Maximum column is present. If checked, you can edit the name of this column in the associated edit field.

Average

Specifies whether the Average column is present. If checked, you can edit the name of this column in the associated edit field.