Chapter 6: Visualizing Simulation Results
This chapter will introduce you to user interface objects in Plant Simulation. After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
- Visualize resource statistics and buffer occupancy
- Visualize worker statistics
Plant Simulation provides different chart objects to visualize and analyze simulation results. Charts are updated during runtime. Therefore, if you view a chart during the simulation run, you will be able to see how the recorded values change over the course of the simulation.
Chart shows the statistics of data sets that were recorded during a simulation run. It collects the data either from a table file or directly from other objects defined in the input channels. There are three statistics types that can be displayed by the chart: Resource Statistics, Energy Statistics, and Occupancy.
The Chart object is also equipped with a Statistics Wizard, with which you can specify the classes of objects that you want to show their statistics values. Alternatively, if you drag & drop a material flow object onto the Chart, it will be stored in the input channel and used to record the statistics values.
WorkerChart shows utilization statistics of all workers located in a WorkerPool.
WorkerSankeyDiagramm visualizes the frequency of the paths taken by Worker that moves freely within the area. The flow of the WorkerSankeyDiagram is shown only in 3D.