Can the order of execution of Flag
Markers in a RENO flowchart be changed?
A Flag Marker marks a spot in the path of a
RENO flowchart. It is mainly
intended to be used in conjunction with the Go to Flag Construct which
calls, or sets the simulation point to, a Flag Marker within the same
flowchart. If a Flag Marker is in a starting position, you can select to
have the Flag Marker execute only when it is called by right-clicking it
and selecting Execute On Call Only from the shortcut menu that
appears. This allows you to create subroutines within the current
flowchart that will be executed only if they are called by a Go to Flag.
If the order in which Flag Markers are
executed is essential to your flowchart, the Ordered Relations
command available from the Block menu can be used to specify the
order of execution. This command shows the order of the paths proceeding
from the selected block by displaying numbers above the relationship
lines, specifying that the simulation will execute these paths in the
specified order. The simplest way to create an order is to select the
source block, select Ordered Relations and then draw the
relationship lines. If the lines have already been drawn, you can drag
them to different destination blocks (this may require deleting one or
more relationship lines to avoid duplicate relations). You can click
another block or the Flowchart to de-select the block and relationship
lines; the numbers will remain in place until you de-select Ordered
Relations for the block.
Chapter 3 of the RENO User's Guide
provides more information on Flag Markers and their default order of
RCM++ and Xfmea help keep track of an analysis from start to finish?
Both RCM++ and
Xfmea have an Analysis Plan
utility to assist in your project planning and management. You can have
multiple plans in a project and you can assign an analysis plan to an
item at any level of the system hierarchy. For example, you might want
to only assign an analysis plan to the top-level system if you want the
entire project to be covered by one plan or you might prefer to have a
separate analysis plan for each subsystem. The analysis plans are
managed in the Analysis Plans Overview window, which displays all
analysis plans from every project in a database, as shown next.
Each analysis plan has a properties window, which consists of the
The Team page, which allows you to
specify the members of the team who are involved with the project.
Members can be added manually or imported from a list of users assigned
to the database.
The Analysis Checklist page, which allows you to define the tasks
involved in your analysis and keep track of their completion, including
estimated completion dates, actual completion dates and an estimator to
help you determine the current overall percent complete. You can work
from an analysis checklist in the active library or you can create your
own and, if desired, add it to the library for future use.
The Ground Rules and Assumptions page, which allows you to list the
information that all members of the analysis team will use to make
judgments in the analysis. You can work from a list of assumptions in
the active library or you can create your own and, if desired, add it to
the library for future use.
The Work Sessions page, which allows you to track the time spent
working on the analysis and the members who have attended each session.
The Quality Survy page, which allows you to track team members
assessments of how effective the FMEA/RCM analysis process has been. You
can work from a survey in the active library or you can create your own
and, if desired, add it to the library for future use. Each user
involved in the process may answer the survey questions after the
analysis is complete. You can either enter the average rating or enter
the individual responses to a question using the built-in calculator.
Please see the RCM++ Users Guide
Xmfea Users Guide for more information on analysis plans.