Our simulation software is designed to be easy to use even for those who have never run simulations before. See how easy it is to optimize your ski resort!
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As you open the product's Excel interface (e.g. Ski.xls which can be downloaded as part of our demo package), you will see a bear skiing across the screen. This is a sign that you successfully have opened the simulation spreadsheet for Skilift Optimizer 2009.
Fill in the information about Arrivals and departures for your experiment in the designated white boxes. To fill in information about your resort, simply click on the bear saying Resort Input. This leads you to the next page, Trailhead probabilities.
Fill in the delays in minutes in the green squares, as explained on the form and as described in the Needed Data section. The green squares correspond to which probabilities you filled out in the probability matrix on the previous sheet. Press the Next button to continue.
When you have filled in all the information about your resort and the expected arrivals and departure information, you are ready to simulate. Simply press the bear saying Run Simulation. As the Bear skies across your screen, 4 independent simulations will be running. The program will only let you run the simulation if all of the resort input is filled in. If you do not have a professional SIGMA license then you will need to help SIGMA discover integer values to finish the simulation, as instructed on the screen.
Soon, your ski resort will be running more efficiently than ever!