The Start Point properties that are editable through the Visual Logic Set Value editor are:
Batching Out Size
Changes the fixed value in the Batching Distribution.
Set Start Point1.Batching Out Size = 10: sets the value used in Routing Out, Batching to 10
First at Start
Sets the First at Start property to either checked or unchecked:
Set Start Point1.First at Start = 0: unchecks the property Set Start Point1.First at Start = 1: checks the property
When First at Start is checked than an item will enter the Start point at time 0.
Turns off the warning message whenever an item attempts to enter through the Start Point but is unable to.
Set Start Point1.Ignore Lost = 0: unchecks the property Set Start Point1.Ignore Lost = 1: checks the property
When checked the error message will appear
Sets the image used for the Start Point 1 to any image located in the Graphics, Images menu option.
Set Start Point1.Image = "BlueB": where BlueB exists as an image.
Note the Inverted Commas around the name of the image. The text can be a text variable or text expression.
Sets the Inter arrival Time used in the Start Point to a fixed value.
Set Start Point1.Interarrival Time = 20:
Sets the inter arrival time to a fixed value of 20, so an item will arrive exactly every 20 minutes.
Sets the Index number of the Start Point to a value other than the default value.
Set Start Point1.Index = 5
Allows the name of the Start Point to be changed or accessed.
Set Start Point1.Name = "Change the Name": changes the name to whatever is inside the inverted commas Set Var1 = Start Point1.Name: sets a text Global Data Item to contain the name of the Start Point.
This changes the timing information used by the Start Point to a Fixed value.
Set Start Point1.Operation Time = 25: sets the cycle time to a Fixed value of 25.
Sets the Unlimited property of the Start Point.
Example: Set Start Point1.Unlimited = 0: The check box is unticked Set Start Point1.Unlimited = 1: The check box is ticked
When unticked the Unlimited Check Box provides Work Items on demand, effectively recreating infinite supply of items. The Start Point will not push items into the simulation in this case.
Results Collection Mode
The object property Results Collection Mode allows control over the collection of results for specific object through Visual Logic.
1 = Results Collection on
0 = Results Collection off
Set Start Point 1.Results Collection Mode = 1
Sets whether the Start Point is selected onscreen or not.
1 = Selected
0 = Not selected
Set WorkEntry1.Selected = 0
Returns the number of Work Items that have arrived through the Start Point.
Set Var1 = Start Point1.Arrived Count:
Sets Var1 to contain the number of items that have entered through the Start Point. This includes any items that may have been lost.
Returns the number of Work Items that have exited a Start Point.
Set Var1 = Start Point1.Completed.
Returns the number of incoming routes to the Start Point.
Set Var1 = Start Point1.In Count: Sets Var1 to the number routes that are connected to the Start Point
Returns the number of Outgoing routes from the Start Point. Example:
Set Var1 = Start Point1.Out Count: Sets Var1 to the number routes that are connected from the Start Point
Returns the number of Work Items that have attempted entry but that were not able to enter.
Set Var1 = Start Point1.LostCount
Gets SIMUL8's internal Unique Number that identifies every object - you can be sure it is different for all objects. It never changes once an object is in a simulation