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Entering text .................................................................................................................................. 616 Moving and copying text............................................................................................................... 616 Drag and drop text......................................................................................................................... 617 Formatting text .............................................................................................................................. 617
Navigator................................................................................................................................617 Hierarchy................................................................................................................................618 Uses for hierarchy ......................................................................................................................... 618
Hierarchical blocks........................................................................................................................ 619 Making a selection into a hierarchical block................................................................................. 621 Building a new hierarchical block................................................................................................. 621 Saving hierarchical blocks ............................................................................................................ 625 Modifying hierarchical blocks ...................................................................................................... 627
Animation ..............................................................................................................................629 Blocks with built-in animation ...................................................................................................... 630 Blocks for customized animation .................................................................................................. 632 Animation functions...................................................................................................................... 634 Animation pictures ........................................................................................................................ 635 Displaying messages on a block’s icon......................................................................................... 635
ExtendSim databases .............................................................................................................635 Connections............................................................................................................................635 Connection lines ............................................................................................................................ 635
Named connections ....................................................................................................................... 638 Model appearance ..................................................................................................................638 Showing and hiding connections and connectors ......................................................................... 638
Changing model styles .................................................................................................................. 639 Graphic shapes, tools, and commands ...................................................................................639 Drawing objects in the Shapes menu ............................................................................................ 639
Shuffling graphics ......................................................................................................................... 639
Modifying objects ......................................................................................................................... 640 Patterns and colors .................................................................................................................640 Working with pictures............................................................................................................640
Analysis .................................................................................................................... 641 Blocks that calculate statistics ...............................................................................................642 Statistics ........................................................................................................................................ 642
Clear Statistics............................................................................................................................... 644 Mean & Variance........................................................................................................................... 644 Information.................................................................................................................................... 645 Cost Stats....................................................................................................................................... 645
Confidence intervals ..............................................................................................................645 Sensitivity analysis ................................................................................................................646 Overview ....................................................................................................................................... 646
Steps for using sensitivity analysis................................................................................................ 646 Specifying the sensitivity method ................................................................................................. 648 Turning sensitivity on and off ....................................................................................................... 648 Reporting the results...................................................................................................................... 649 Multi-dimensional scenarios ......................................................................................................... 649
Scenario analysis....................................................................................................................650 How the Scenario Manager works ................................................................................................ 651 Tutorial I (dialog parameters)........................................................................................................ 652 Tutorial II (database variables)...................................................................................................... 658 DOE methods ................................................................................................................................ 664
Optimization ..........................................................................................................................665 How optimization works ............................................................................................................... 665


































































































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