Another fundamental building block of a state-and-transition model is the Transition. The following Properties let you create and configure the basic types and groups required for Transitions.
Some Scenario Properties can be configured with a Transtion Type to distinguish one kind of Transition event from another. You can use the Transition Type Property to define these types.
At a minimum, each Transition Type must have a Name. However, the following additional columns are available from the Context Menu.
|ID||The ID for the Transition Type when running a spatially explicit simulation.|
|Color||The legend color for the Transition Type when displaying Spatial Maps.|
|Map Legend||The map legend for the Transition Type when displaying Spatial Maps.|
|Description||A description of the Transition Type.|
Other Scenario Properties can be configured with a Transition Group.
For these Properties, each Transition Type in their Transition Groups in will be considered during a model run. For example, imagine a Transition Group called "All Fire" which contains the Transition Types:
- Replacement Fire
- Mixed Fire
- Surface Fire
During a model run, each of these types would be considered for each Transition event.
At a minimum, each Transition Group must have a Name, but a Description column is also available from the Context Menu.
Transition Groups, however, are not useful unless they contain at least one Transition Type. The Transition Type-by-Group Property lets you assign Transition Types into an unlimited number of Transition Groups.
When you create a new Transition Type it will automatically be assigned to a hidden Transition Group so there is no need to explicitly make this assignment.
Transition Simulation Groups
During a spatially explicit simulation, Transition events are created for the Transition Groups listed under Transition Simulation Groups.
For spatially explicit simulations it is recommended that each Transition Type belong to only one Transition Simulation Group.
Transition Multipliers Types
Transition Multiplier Types are an optional definition that can be used to distinguish one multiplier from another. For example, the Transition Multipliers Property lets you specify a Transition Multiplier Type.