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Old 10-25-2011
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Default Returning elevators to a certain position when idle

Hi all.

I am working on simulating a fully automated parking garage, where cars are freighted down into a storage facility on an elevator. I have a problem, which is probably caused by my rather limited experience with FlexSim:

When the elevators are idle, I need them to travel to the top position. (Z=10)

I tried using the OnResourceAvailable trigger to 'Travel to a home location', but I couldn't get it to work. The current destination is
centerobject(current, 1)
Can anyone offer a suggestion on how to get my elevators to travel up when idle?
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if you want to send it to a home location using that trigger you need to specify the home location:

centerobject(current,1) by default

and the condition to send the guy home:

content(gettasksequencequeue(resource))==0 by default

The condition checks, if the tasksequencequeue of the TE does have any task sequences to fullfill. If it is empty that's the sign to send the guy home, because he is idle

When you don't get it to run with this explanation, please attach a model for us to look at.

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