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Old 05-17-2016
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FlexSim 2016 Update 1 Beta is available.

Download FlexSim 2016 Update 1 Beta (updated 13 June 2016)

If you have bug reports or other feedback on the software, please email [email protected] or reply to this thread.


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--- FlexSim 16.1.0 -----------------------------------------------
  • Added group commands (groupaddmember(), groupmember(), groupnummembers(), groupremovemember()).
  • Global Lists will now update their Initial Content on reset when connected to a Group if the group's members change.
  • Added support for the UPDATE clause in SQL.
  • Added support for the RAND expression in SQL (uses stream 0 and will always be the same for a given query/row selection combo).
  • Improvements to speed and memory usage when performing SQL inner joins.
  • Tracked variables with type Categorical can now store arbitrary states.
  • Added a Kinetic Level tracked variable type (e.g. Battery Level).
  • You can now hold down the Alt key while clicking and dragging in the 3D view to ignore all objects.
  • You can now resize objects while maintain their aspect ratio by pressing both the left and right mouse buttons down on a sizer arrow.
  • Updated dashboard charts to support x-axis scaling.
  • Added OnStop and OnResume events to 3D objects for use with event listening objects (Wait for Event and Event-Triggered Source in Process Flow).
  • Video Recorder can now record Dashboards.
  • Time Tables, MTBF/MTTR and User Events can now be disabled. Experiment variables can be set to enable/disable these objects.
  • Fixed an issue with the VideoRecorder not loading properly.
  • Fixed issues with windows and popups not opening on the correct monitor when using a multiple monitor setup.
  • Fixed Fluid Conveyor throwing exceptions on reset.
*** Backwards Compatibility Note ***********************************************
*** the following changes may slightly change the way updated models behave ****
  • Updated to OpenGL 3.1. Deprecated OpenGL functions, such as glBegin(), glEnd(), glVertex(), glNormal(), and glTexCoord(), may no longer work correctly on some graphics cards. You should instead use the mesh api.
  • Changed the way that fixed resources (except the Combiner) receive items when they are being transported in. Previously, when they were notified that an item was being transported in, they would close their inputs and create an event to receive the next item. This would cause problems if the upstream objects had multiple items to send because their routing strategy would work differently when transporting vs not transporting. We have fixed this so that routing strategies will work the same when transporting as when not transporting. This may change the way that old models work because it changes the events that are created, and fixes routing strategy logic.
  • menumain(), menubelow() and getviewmenu() have changed. Instead of returning a double, they now return a var. Any calls to these commands will need to be updated to use var or the value returned will be 0.
    double myMenu = getviewmenu();
    Changes to:
    var myMenu = getviewmenu();
--- Conveyor ---
  • Added Ports to the Entry and Exit Transfers.
  • Added a Restart Delay setting to Conveyor Types.
  • Fixed the Join Conveyors Tool when connecting conveyors with a custom conveyor type.
  • Various bug fixes and improvements specifically with regards to items moving between conveyors and transfers.
*** Backwards Compatibility Note ***********************************************
*** the following changes may slightly change the way updated models behave ****
  • Changed the way stopping a non-accumulating conveyor works when propogating stops to straddled conveyors. When a conveyor is stopped,
    it will act the same as if an item on the conveyor were stopped.
--- Process Flow ---
  • Added Preemption activities (Save Token Context, Release Token and Restore Token Context).
  • Added gettokens() and getbatch() commands.
  • Added Templates for Fixed Resource and Task Executer Process Flows.
  • Added a Token Data to Preserve option to the Sink and Finish activities. In the Tokens window you can view Dead tokens and explore their data.
  • Token Trace History is now stored as a label on the token.
  • Added a Speed Type and Repeat Type to the Run Animation activity.
  • A lot of improvements to the Zone.
  • Updated the evaluation of the Return Value from the Finish activity so that executesubflow() can get a return value from multiple Finish activities.
  • Fixed a bug causing the Wait for Event to evaluate its Max Wait Timer even if the token left the activity.
  • Fixed issues with the releasetoken(), createtoken(), and releasebatch() commands working differently when running vs stepping.
*** Backwards Compatibility Note ***********************************************
*** the following changes may slightly change the way updated models behave ****
  • Changed the way that a token manually released (preempted) from waiting in a task sequence activity manages the task that it's waiting on. Now the task will be removed, and the task executer preempted if currently working on it. This may change older models that release tokens in task sequence activities.
--- AGV ---
  • Added Event info to AGVs and Control Points for use with event listening objects (Wait for Event and Event-Triggered Source in Process Flow).
  • Added AGV templates to Process Flow.
  • Fixed bug with way points not firing their OnArrival for redirected AGVs.
  • Fixed issue with arrival waypoints not firing correctly with non-zero end speed travel tasks.
*** Backwards Compatibility Note ***********************************************
*** the following changes may slightly change the way updated models behave ****
  • Fixed the order by which AGV trailers are attached to their AGV. This will affect old model trailer ordering.

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Hi Phil,

My feedback is more like a wish list

>To be possible to open more that one view of the process flow at the
same as you can do it with the 3D view.
>To be possible to search for activities or information from the
activities from the process flow.
>When using the Event Log and when you want to filter for example a
event or an object, it would be great that you could have a searcher
that recognize related things asociated with what you write, so you do not have to search the object manually.
> To be possible to use the video recorder on the processFlow.
> To be possible to use FlexSim variables in some queries of SQL as the following.

query("SELECT COUNT(Quantity) AS howMany FROM $1 WHERE Time>21600 AND Time<79200",Table1);
int howMany1= getqueryvalue(1,"howMany");

the wish is that you could do something like this:

int time1= 21600;
int time2= 79200;

query("SELECT COUNT(Quantity) AS howMany FROM $1 WHERE Time>time1 AND Time
int howMany1= getqueryvalue(1,"howMany");

> A kind of edit selected objects mode for process flow in which you can change multiple objects at the same time.

Greetings
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Thanks for this beta release Phil.

In the 1st version of the release notes it was mentioned:

* Support was added for the .step and .stp 3D file formats.

Did you remove it ?
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The .stp support wasn't quite ready for this release. It should be available in the next release.
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  • Video Recorder can now record Dashboards.
Phil, this is fantastic!
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I've just uploaded a new version of the beta. Please uninstall the previous version and install this latest version.

We've fixed several bugs based on the feedback we've received. Thank you.
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This latest version has a bug with 'current' in some fields in ProcessFlow. We will have a new beta tomorrow with this bug fixed.
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Hi, Phil.
I'm looking forward the new version, but I can not download the 2016 update 1Beta successfully due to my network problem (always come to Download Error when completed 30% or 40%)
While this post is not try to find a new URL to download the 1Beta, I want to report a bug in 2016.0.1:
1.Open any trigger of the DP(in Conveyor Module) and keep the trigger editor and Properties of DP open.(Attached "Two_GUI.png" to avoid misunderstanding)
2.Firstly click the apply(or OK) button in trigger editor and then click the apply(or OK) button in Properties of DP
3.Now edit or breakpoint the code in trigger can not work and if you click the apply(or OK) button in trigger editor again, you will see the error attached.

In fact any operation in trigger editor(as edit or breakpoint) after clicking the apply(or OK) button in Properties of DP will not work, but if you just directly close the Properties of DP, the operation in trigger editor would not be error.

It only appear in 2016.0.1, 7.7 or 7.5 works well about it.

Jing


I can not edit or breakpoint the code in it after I closed the . If
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This latest version has a bug with 'current' in some fields in ProcessFlow. We will have a new beta tomorrow with this bug fixed.
I've just uploaded a new version of the beta with this ProcessFlow bug fixed. Please uninstall the previous version and install this latest version.

Jing Chen, I've added that bug to the development list. Thanks.
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