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Switch ............................................................................................................................................588
Meter .............................................................................................................................................. 588 Interacting with the model user .............................................................................................588 Notify block ................................................................................................................................... 589
Equation blocks..............................................................................................................................590
Additional interactive features if you program..............................................................................591 External applications as an interface .....................................................................................592 Documenting models .............................................................................................................592
Text and graphics...........................................................................................................................592 Help block......................................................................................................................................592
Model Execution ...................................................................................................... 593 Simulation setup ....................................................................................................................594 Setup tab ........................................................................................................................................595
Continuous tab...............................................................................................................................596 Random Numbers tab ....................................................................................................................597 3D Animation tab...........................................................................................................................599 Comments tab ................................................................................................................................599
Running a model....................................................................................................................600 Menu commands and toolbar buttons............................................................................................600 Running a model multiple times....................................................................................................600 Stepping through a model..............................................................................................................600 Other points when running models................................................................................................601 Status bar........................................................................................................................................602 Blocks that control or monitor simulation runs .............................................................................603 Saving intermediate results............................................................................................................603
Timing ....................................................................................................................................604 Continuous simulation timing........................................................................................................604 Discrete event simulation timing...................................................................................................604
Simulation order (continuous models)...................................................................................604 Time units ..............................................................................................................................604 Global time unit .............................................................................................................................605
Local time unit...............................................................................................................................606 Calendar dates................................................................................................................................606 Time unit conversions (non-Calendar dates) .................................................................................607
Other Units.............................................................................................................................608 Flow units ......................................................................................................................................608 Length ............................................................................................................................................ 608
Length and number of runs....................................................................................................608 Terminating systems ......................................................................................................................608 Non-terminating systems...............................................................................................................609 Determining the length and number of runs..................................................................................609
Speeding up a simulation.......................................................................................................610 Displaying data or movement........................................................................................................610 Inefficient settings or block code...................................................................................................610 Other factors that affect simulation speed .....................................................................................611
Slowing down simulations.....................................................................................................611 Working with multiple models...............................................................................................612 How ExtendSim passes messages in models.........................................................................612
Application messages ....................................................................................................................612 Block to block messages................................................................................................................613
Presentation .............................................................................................................. 615 Working with text ..................................................................................................................616


































































































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