List of Simulation Reports
All simulation reports are pre-generated. That is, they are generated after performing the associated simulation script. The Report Manager provides a quick, organized way of accessing these reports, though the reports can also be opened directly via the File Manager.
Simulation Report Icons
Because the Simulation Reports are pre-generated, at the time a simulation report is viewed, it may not accurately correlate with the current state of the network. For example, in the interim you may have modified the network, adding or removing network elements like nodes, links or demands. Special icons are used to quickly allow you to distinguish newer reports from older reports that may be out of date:
Faded Gray: Indicates that the report is not available. The associated simulation script has not yet been run.
White: Indicates that the report was generated during the current network session. This does not guarantee that the report reflects the current state of the network model. It is just an indicator that the report is relatively new.
Dark Gray: Indicates that the report was generated during a previous network session.
Associated Simulation Scripts
The following table lists the simulation script corresponding to each report. The scripts are accessed from the main menu Simulation > Simulation Scenarios. For more detail about the variety of simulations, see Chapter 10, Simulation Menu.
Peak Link Util
Displays link and bandwidth information under normal and peak conditions obtained from failure simulation runs
Tools > Options > Failure Simulation; In Failure Report Tab, ensure that the “Yes” checkbox for Trace File is marked. Then, perform an interactive failure sequence by failing nodes/links via the map right-click menus or via Simulation > Interactive Scenarios. Run or Step through the simulation. See Interactive Failure (SIMRPT) Reports.
Simulation > Simulation Scenarios
This file is generated when a Random Daily Failure simulation is run. To perform this simulation, select Simulation > Simulation Scenarios, select Multiple Failures, select Double or Triple failure, and enter in a number of Cases to Simulate.
Path Delay Information
This report is generated with almost every simulation script that you run. It indicates the worst path delay experienced by each demand, as well as the failure event that caused the worst-case scenario. Note that the report is overwritten each time.
Under Simulation > Simulation Scenarios, select Generate Up-Down Sequence for use in Upper Layer option in addition to the simulation script to be run.
Shared Risk Link Groups
This file is generated during an Up-Down Sequence simulation, for use in Upper Layer. It basically creates a facility file that groups the failed demands corresponding to each network element failure just simulated in the current layer. These demands correspond to links in a higher network layer, where you can proceed to run an Exhaustive Facility Failure. In this way, you can see the impact of the network failure at a higher network level.
Replay Up-Down Sequence
Under Simulation > Simulation Scenarios > Advanced Options, select Replay Up-Down Sequence, then specify the up-down sequence file. The DAILYSEQ file generated from Random Daily Failure can be used here.