Once the modelists are added to the timesequence setup, the start and finish step of the timesequence is automatically created on the setup page as shown below
The blocks are called nodes within valispace. The nodes can be a mode with time conditions or delay or formula. Note that the start node is the initial mode that the user added while creating the modelists and the time condition starts from 0. the user can add nodes to the timesequence by clicking “+”. Once the “+” symbol is clicked, a new dialog box opens up
The first option to be available in the pop-up is “Node Type”(1). Within the node type, the user has the ability to change the method they want their node to change. Currently, we have three options such as
When the user wants to change from one mode to another mode and in this case, the user needs to provide a time condition at which the modes are going to change
In this node type, the user can create a timesequence variable and provide a mathematical formula along with the time condition
When the user adds the delay function, the change of mode will have a delay in their time. in this case, the subsequent change mode, doesnt need to have a time condition.
The second option is to relate the mode which is changing to.(2)
Users have to provide the start condition(3)
Users have the possibility to add a custom name to a node and add a description to the node(4)
In this way, the user can create the scenario for the time sequence by creating multiple nodes. Note that currently in Valispace we have the ability to create the only sequence by events one by one. The parallel sequence of events is not currently possible within Valispace.