Each State Class in a Stratum can have a single Deterministic Transition pathway. A Deterministic Transition occurs automatically once the age of the simulation cell exceeds the state's upper age limit.
A Deterministic Transition pathway is characterized according to the following fields:
The iteration for the pathway. If blank then the pathway applies to all iterations.
The timestep for the pathway. If blank then the pathway applies to all timesteps.
The Stratum for the source State Class of the pathway.
The source State Class of the pathway.
The Stratum of the destination State Class of the pathway. If blank then the From Stratum value will be used.
The destination State Class of the pathway.
The minimum age of the source State Class.
The maximum age of the source State Class. Once this age is reached, a Deterministic Transition will occur to the destination State Class.
In ST-Sim version 3 or later: if a Deterministic Transition goes back to the same State Class and the maximum age is reached, the age of the cell will remain at the maximum value. In previous versions, the age would be reset to the starting age of the class.
The location in the Pathway Diagram for the source State Class.
To indicate that no Deterministic Transition pathway exists for the source State Class, set the To Stratum and To Class to be the same as the From Stratum and From Class.
Use the Pathway Diagram to edit your Deterministic Transitions more easily.