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The Assign module

The Assign module increments the index number of arriving temporary entities, or changes an entity type or image, to establish future decisions.

This module is typically used to increment the index number of arriving temporary entities, or to change an entity type or image, to establish further decisions.

This module is used for the following assignments:

  • Assigning new values to variables. For example, counting up to 10 boxes to fit on a pallet with a capacity for 10 boxes only, or referencing an arriving temporary entity such as providing a sequential index number for every single passenger or container.
  • Entity attributes – this includes changing the properties of an entity through a number of different stages, or changing the status of a product to pass or fail after inspection
  • Entity types, such as differentiating between passengers with either economy class or business class booking types
  • Entity pictures or other system variables

Multiple assignments can be made with a single assign module. For example, a combination of the above assignments could be done for temporary entities, such as an entity could be identified in terms of its attribute, type and picture.

Your task

Having watched the above video, can you index a number of arrived lorries based on this sequence, using the Assign module? For example, lorry number 1, lorry number 2, etc.
Have a go in Arena.
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