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Creating and viewing a Simulation Run

Creating a new run

To create a new Run for an existing Study, proceed with the following steps:

  1. In "Factory Twin", click "Workbench" and select "Simulation runs".
  2. Select the required Digital Twin Model Name from the drop-down.
  3. Click "Create Run".
  4. From the drop-down, select the Study or Studies for which the run needs to be created. Batch mode creates schedule to run simulations periodically either in batch mode (no manual intervention) or interactive mode. If "Run in Batch Mode" toggle button is enabled, the simulations will be executed in non-interactive mode. It also imports the HTML report of the simulation which can be viewed in the application.
  5. Enter the name and description for the new run.
  6. To execute the simulation, proceed with the following:
    • To execute the simulation immediately, enable the "Run Simulation Now" toggle button. Expand the "Simulation" button and select the Start Date and End Date and the start and end time. After creation, this run will be displayed in the "Runs" tab.
    • To execute the simulation once in the future, disable the "Run Simulation Now" toggle button. Expand "Simulation" tab and select the "Onetime" radio button. Select the Simulation Start Time, Start and End dates, and From and To time range.
    • To execute the simulation at a particular time everyday, disable the "Run Simulation Now" toggle button and select the "Daily" radio button. Select the valid From and Valid until dates from the date picker. Select the Simulation Start Time, From and To time from the drop-down. After creation, this run will be displayed in the "Schedules" tab.
    • To execute the simulation on an hourly basis, disable the "Run Simulation Now" toggle button and select the "Hourly" radio button. Select the Valid From and Valid Until dates from the date picker. Select the Simulation Start Time, and the time intervals for which the simulation should be executed from the "Every" drop down menu.
  7. To schedule the simulation for a later time, disable the "Run Simulation Now" toggle button. Expand the "Simulation button. Select one of the following: One time, Daily, Hourly. Based on the selection of these options, enter the following details:

    • If "One time" is selected, select "Valid From" date, Simulation Start Time, Start Date, End Date, From and To time
    • If "Daily" is selected, select "Valid From", "Valid Until", "Simulation Start Time", "From" and "To" time
    • If "Hourly" is selected, select "Valid From", "Valid Until", "Simulation Start Time" and "Every"

Click "Ok". Click "Simulate".

The created Schedule is displayed in the "Schedules" tab. For more information on viewing the created Schedules, refer "Viewing Schedules".

8.Click "Simulate".

You can Refresh, rerun or delete the run by clicking Next.

Next

Note

  • The application displays an error if the following conditions are not met:

    • If the Run name is not unique
    • If non-numerical value is entered in nano seconds
    • If there is no time-series data to export
  • A Run cannot be created if a Digital Twin Instance is not available for a Digital Twin Template.

Viewing charts and reports

For any asset configured for a specific Digital Twin template, the Runs data can be viewed in "Workbench" in the "Simulation Runs" tab.

The created runs are listed in the "Simulation Runs" tab of the "Workbench" screen. The runs can be in any of the following states:

States Color codes
Pass Green
Submitted Yellow
Error Black
Failed Red

To view the simulation results, select the required Run and choose the type of Simulation result from the drop-down. The available options are:

  • Simulation Statistics
  • HTML report
  • Pre-processed data
  • Show Distribution data.

  • To view the Simulation Statistics data, select "Simulation Statistics" from the drop-down. Select the required asset. The Simulation Statistics data is available for Pass and Failed Simulation runs.
    The result is as shown below: Production reply

  • The HTML report contains information about Simulation statistics. The HTML report is available for Pass and Failed Simulation runs. On selecting "HTML report" from the drop-down, the report is displayed as shown below: HTML report

  • The Pre-processed data shows the data for the selected KPI variable. The data is available for Pass and Failed Simulation runs. On selecting "Pre-processed Data" from the drop-down, the results are displayed as shown below: Pre-processed Data

  • The "Show distribution data" option shows all the distribution data along with the best fitting distribution data. It contains two types of data, observed and desired data, against which the graph is available. The data is available for Pass and Failed Simulation runs. On selecting "Show distribution data" from the drop-down, the results are displayed as shown below: Show distribution data

A maximum of 8 distribution types can be plotted in the graph, at a time.

In addition, you can Download or Rerun the run by clicking Next next to the specific run. To refresh a run, select the run and click "Refresh" icon.

To delete a run, check the checkbox next to that run and click "Delete runs". It is possible to multi-delete the runs.

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Last update: April 29, 2022