The zip archive contains three different versions of the library, each in its own sub-directory:
If you are currently using R2011b or later, I strongly recommend using the R2011b-2G version of this library. If you are upgrading models based on previous versions of this library, you may find that 1G versions are useful during the transition to the upgraded library.
Each version of the library includes a top-level SimEvents library called
and three test bench models:
2. 'test_batching.mdl', and
The 'se4_batching' sub-library includes blocks for batching and unbatching entites in SimEvents. The approach used by these blocks has the advantage that it is completely scalable to virtually any size batch that you might want to create or disassemble.
There are, however, a two important limitations. The first is that the blocks do not replicate or pass along any attributes that may be attached to the entities, although it would not be difficult for the end user to reattach them if desired. The second limitation is that the batch size for the “Unbatch” block can only be specified as a mask parameter, not using an attribute attached to the batch entity itself.
Revision 05 - September 15, 2011