General Usage Information
each problem type a separate window is opened, where all problem-specific
data may be entered. In several problem typen (e.g. facility location)
first the problem dimensions (e.g.
the number of customers) must be entered. Only after the cursor
has left the input field for the problem dimensions (e.g. with
the Tab-key), all the remaining data entry field are generated.
three demand centers are defined.
the new number of customer centers (4) and place the cursor into a different
field (use the mouse or the Tab-key). This triggers the generation of the
input fields for the fourth demand center, which can then be filled with
the relevant data.
the data entry in tables (grids)
a separate input field is used.
with the mouse on a cell in the table (not shown) and the value of the
input field is transfered.
entry for problems based on graphs
(e.g. assembly line balancing, shortest-path problem, MRP, project planning,
...) can be done with the help of a graphical
a problem window is closed, all data are lost. For some data-intensive
problem types data may be saved in a file.
on a table with the right mouse button to copy it into the Windows Clipboard.
Lists and Pictures are copied into the Clipboard with the left mouse button.
you are working with the TEX typesetting
system, you may want to transfer the contents of tables as preconfigured
TEX "tabular" environments. Select this option in the menu "Options". The standard
format can be copied directly into a Microsoft Excel worksheet.
last activated menu can be selected with clicking the right mouse button
in the main PMT window.