Can I schedule preventive maintenance or inspections during a
Maintenance Phase in BlockSim?
Blocksim allows you to schedule preventive maintenance
or inspections on the system during a Maintenance Phase,
according to the age of the system. The System Age Threshold
option in the Maintenance Phase Properties window can help you
optimize the resources allocated to repair the system during a
Maintenance Phase by performing preventive maintenance or
inspections when the system is already down for corrective
For example, if a preventive
maintenance action is scheduled for a car (e.g. an oil
change, tire rotation, etc.) at 60,000 miles, but a system
downing event occurs at 55,000 miles, the System Age Threshold
will determine whether the preventive maintenance will be
performed earlier than scheduled. If the System Age Threshold is
0.9, the preventive maintenance will be performed, since the
system downing event occurred within the interval of
54,000-60,000 miles (i.e. within 10% of the system age at
which the preventive maintenance was originally scheduled). If
the System Age Threshold is 0.95, the preventive maintenance
will not be performed, since the system downing event did not
occur within the interval of 57,000-60,000 miles (i.e.
within 5% of the system age at which the preventive maintenance
was originally scheduled).
Are there any issues
with running ReliaSoft's software under the Windows Vista
There are 2 known issues with
current ReliaSoft software and the Windows Vista operating
system. There are simple workarounds to both of these issues.
Additionally, ReliaSoft is working on modifying its products to
eliminate these issues through free Service Releases distributed
via the Web.
- Issue with Licensing
and Activating the Software
When you install one of
ReliaSoft's software products on Windows Vista, license and
activation information for your ReliaSoft's Product may not
be stored in the registry, which will result in the need for
you to reenter the license and reactivate the product every
time you start it. This is due to a new "default" security
implementation under Vista, named
User Account Control (UAC)
. With this option turned on, ReliaSoft's license manager
cannot store your license information.
Temporarily turn the User Account Control feature off,
license and activate the application and then turn the
security feature back on (if you wish). To do this, from the
Windows Vista "Control Panel," select User Accounts
and then select Turn User Control on or off. Turn it
off and license/activate the ReliaSoft product. Repeat these
steps to turn UAC back on if you wish.
- Issue with Accessing
Some of ReliaSoft's help
files (as well as those of thousands of applications written
using the Windows help file format) do not work under Vista.
This is because Microsoft has made the decision to stop
supporting the *.hlp file format in Windows Vista. (See also
Microsoft Support Article for further discussion on
is in the process of replacing our help files with a newer,
Vista-compatible format and we have already released this
update for several products, so be sure to check for service
http://www.ReliaSoft.com/downloads.htm. Until this
transition is complete, to view 32-bit *.hlp files,
Microsoft requires users to download the program
(WinHlp32.exe) from the
Microsoft Download Center, and then install it on their