You can create as many simulations as you like. Each simulation is a snapshot of your current schedule, which you then can change via drag & drop in the visual scheduler. We keep each simulation persistent as long as you either publish or delete it.
You can create a new simulation on the "production simulations" page, which you can access from the NETRONIC VAPS menu, or by simply searching for "production simulations". The production simulations page looks as follows:
If you click "create simulation", a new page opens:
With this page, you define - in the filters section - certain criteria that should get applied for your simulation.
In the above case, the simulation (remember: this is the snapshot of your overall schedule that you then want to work with) includes all production orders with the minimum production order status "planned that start on or after 1 January 2021 and finish on or before 31 May 2021.
Minimum status "planned" means that this simulation includes all production orders with the status planned, firm planned and released.
By clicking OK, a new simulation is created.
Pro tip: You can also define regularly used filters!
If you have filters that you want to apply multiple times, it makes sense to define them once. In order to do so, click the downward-facing triangle in the dropdown menu under "saved settings" and then click "select from full list".
A new page opens, from where you can manage (i.e. create, edit and delete) all your filters:
When you click "new", you can create a new filter with certain criteria. Here is how the "Released March" filter was defined:
Once defined, you can also apply this filter if you create a new simulation: