Tips and Tricks
iGrafx Tips & Tricks are designed to help you unleash the simulation and analysis power of these iGrafx products:
- iGrafx Process
- iGrafx Process for Six Sigma
- iGrafx Process for Enterprise Modeling
- iGrafx Process for SAP
The library below will help you map, model and simulate the specific steps in your processes. Download a few or download them all. All tips and tricks are compatible with iGrafx 2013 and 2015 versions.
Modeling the Flow of Transactions
|Implicitly transform transactions as they flow through a process.
|Transforming transactions with attributes
|Use attributes to explicitly transform transactions as they flow through a process.
|Routing transactions by attribute
|Route transactions depending on the value of a transaction attribute.
|Transactions that renege or abandon
|Model transactions (e.g. calls) that abandon if they wait too long in a queue.
|Batching transactions by time
|Make transactions wait until a specific time of day before being processed.
|Simple branching and joining
|One method for branching transactions that are later joined back together.
|More branching and joining
|Three methods for splitting transactions for parallel processing then joining the transactions later.
|Controlling one flow with another
|Model process behavior using scenario attributes that control the process flow.
|Stopping transaction flow
|When necessary, one flow can stop related transactions moving through another flow.
|High priority transactions
|Model transactions that have priority over other transactions.
|Acquiring and releasing resources
|Acquire and hold a resource to perform multiple activities on a transaction.
|Department dedicated resources
|After a transaction acquires a resource always use the same resource in the future.
|Scheduled and unscheduled downtime
|Model resources that are periodically unavailable due to scheduled maintenance or random breakdowns.
|Schedules and shifts
|Model separate pools of workers in the same department with different work schedules.
|Define separate process flows that contend for the same resource.
|Part time resources
|Define and use resources that are only available for a portion of the day.
Analysis and Reporting
|Analyzing cycle and service time
|Report both cycle time (which includes inactive time) and service time (which excludes inactive time).
|Eliminating warm-up time
|Gather simulation results after a startup and stabilization time period has elapsed.
|Report and analyze process and activity costs in order to maximize profits.
|Measuring part of a flow
|Use monitors to focus analysis and reporting on a small portion of the process map.
|Create hierarchical process models where activities call subordinate processes.
|Modeling activity capacity
|Model special activities that have limited capacity not related to worker availability.