The goal of ad hoc optimization is
to evaluate how the reduction of available resources would affect the average total process duration.
To adjust selected parameters for optimization, you must display the Optimizer View via Window > Show View > Other ... and the following selection in the Show View pop-up dialog
which should open the optimizer view as follows
You now may add optimization sliders to this view.
For the parameters
optimization sliders can be added to the optimizer view. For 1. and 2. the sliders represent a factor multiplied with the distribution of availabilities or arrival rates over time.
All sliders are added to the optimizer view by pushing the slider button
in the various simulation property pages. The following pop up-dialog will be opened to enter properties for the slider to be created:
After specifying these properties and pushing OK, the slider should appear in the optimizer view:
You can now adjust the specified parameters of the simulation configuration and (re)run the simulation multiple times to observe the effect of changing the parameter.
To pin the results of a simulation run and compare it with a subsequent run, push the pinning button
in the simulation view. After rerunning the simulation, the results of the pinned run are displayed in parenthesis: