Goals of this lesson
In functional models it is advantageous to hide trivial actions for clarity. This feature is shown in the picture below: using sequence links with time consumption. For example, this is reasonable for simulating the duration of the daily in-box. You could provide an additional activity, that models the in-box process. But for better clarity and to direct the viewer's focus to the actual activities you use the sequence link's duration property.
Figure 1: Model 1b - Time consuming Sequence Flows / IYOPRO-Link
The report will show this duration in the activities section and it will provide the same statistical informations.
The General Start Event is used equivalent to the Timer-Start-Event.