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Additional information
Aside from being useful for analysis, these dynamic properties are made available when creat- ing or modifying filtering conditions.
Custom resource properties
In addition to the dynamic resource properties that are pre-defined in the ARM system, custom dynamic resource properties can be added.
To create a custom dynamic resource property:
In the Resource Manager’s Resources tab, choose either Mode: Create resources or Mode: Edit resources
Check the box to Display groups, pools, and properties In the new frame that appears to the right, change its
mode from Groups to Properties
Click Add New and name the new property
Select a data type from the popup menu shown at right
The new property is now available for any resource. It will be displayed in the property popup menu when a resource filtering condition is created (Requirements tab of Resource Manager block).
Editing resource properties
To edit resource properties, choose Mode: Edit resources in the Resource Manager’s Resources tab. In this mode, the tab is divided into two sections – the top is for narrowing the list of resources that will be displayed in the table that is at the bottom.
• Forindividualresources,changetheappropriatesettingsinthatresource’srow • To change one or more properties for several resources:
Choose whether column heading selections should apply only to the selected rows or to all rows
If selected rows is chosen, check the Select boxes for the resources to be changed
Use the popup menu in the column heading to choose the new setting. For example to change all of the displayed resources to the disabled state, choose that setting in the Ini- tial Status column.
☞ The fields in the Groups column are only for information; they cannot be changed.
Pool properties
A pool can have an ID, a Name, and a Parent ID. The Name and Parent ID are user-modifiable. The Name must be unique. Pools can be structured hierarchically; if one pool is part of another pool, the Parent ID identifies the next highest pool in that hierarchy.
The Pools table of the Advanced Resources database lists all the pools in the model as well as a summary of the results from the simulation run (total idle time, total utilization, and so forth) for each pool.
Group properties
Group properties are stored in the Group Resources table of the Advanced Resources database. The group properties are Name, Skill Level, and Resource Rank, all of which are user-modifi-
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