In SIMUL8 you can name distributions and then use those in many places. For example if 50 different machines are work at a given rate, but you want to be able to change that rate easily, then you can tell each machine that it uses a distribution call MACHDIST, and then just change the parameters of MACHDIST.
To create a named distribution use the NEW button in the distribution panel of any of the dialogs that select distributions or select DISTRIBUTIONS from the Data & Rules tab and click New. Then click “NAMED DISTRIBUTION”.
Named distributions can be manipulated from Visual Logic using the following commands: