1. Your server is already configured with the whatIf? Accounts: tool, samm, and whatif.
2. There is a model or user account which can be used to do the tutorial modeling.
3. The whatIf? tutorial files have been installed under the model or user account that will be used during the tutorial. Please review Tutorial Setup for information on how to install these files.
The first 3 progressively graded tutorials have been developed in the context of 3 simple frameworks that are progessively graded from simple to complex. Each tutorial builds on the former. They clearly show the steps involved in using the whatIf? environment.
In each of the first 3 tutorials you will be taken through the 6 basic chapters of framework (model) creation in the whatIf? software suite using the 3 whatif?components, Documentor, SAMM and TOOL.
Documentor is used to build model diagrams and write TOOL code to perform the necessary math.
Chapter 1: Building the Structure - Documetor - The structure consisting in the relational structure, informants and object shapes is constructed.
Chapter 2: Building the TOOL code logic - Documetor - The TOOL code logic is constructed linking inputs to outputs.
Chapter 3: Dimensional Analysis - Documetor - The “dimensional analysis” for the model is completed. This tests the syntactic correctness of the TOOL code prior to any data assembly. This process makes full use of TOOL’s inhieritance properties.
Chapter 4: Loading File Generation - Documentor and SAMM - Generate the files that enable SAMM to realize the model.
SAMM is used for scenario analysis and model management.
Chapter 5: Model Loading - SAMM - SAMM is used to load the model.
SAMM is used for scenario analysis and model management
Chapter 6: Data Loading and Viewing - SAMM and TOOL - There are various ways of loading (creating) scenario data. View Writting and Loading- SAMM and TOOL.