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Simulation Behaviors

What is a Behavior?

A simulation behavior is a mathematical computation performed on a system input by the simulator each execution cycle during simulation to imitate various real-world basic situations.

In the diagram at right, you can see that by right clicking on a system input or double clicking to produce the properties dialog for an input, you can access the Simulation Behaviors functionality at the base of the dialog. Choose Add, Edit or Delete to apply one or more behaviors to the input.

Once assigned, the system input rectangle on the system inputs bar signifies the number of behaviors currently applied to the input with the number following the abbreviation 'beh' towards the middle of the right side of the input rectangle on the inputs bar.

Run the simulator to test the behavior. Depending on the type of behavior chosen, you should see the system input value change during simulation. Experiment with the various types to get familiar with how values are applied and impact the input.

There are at the time of this writing, 10 types of behaviors to assign to an input, each listed in the behaviors dialog box as shown below. The names are self-descriptive, and the various parameters of each are either enabled or disabled upon selection.

Once assigned, behaviors can be enabled or disabled individually in these dialog boxes, or system-wide by clicking the "Allow Enabled Behaviors" in the Simulation tab of the main ribbon bar.

The Simulation Behavior Properties Dialog

Simulation behavior properties can be modified in the behavior properties dialog box as shown in the diagram.

ai builder input properties dialog

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