Thank you @zesty for your thorough reply. I have been working my way through the “menu” but i still remain to find the solution. I have the following comments on your suggestions:
Hamburger: I don’t think i really need the converter - the component creator can create physics parts if the template file has physics entity. However, the component creator lacks the possibility to create a (random) mix of parts (in the attached layout my “Steak” solution is an attempt to randomly change the template file of the creator, but for some reason the entire simulation is updated when i try to do that).
Hotdog. This was my first introduction to use Process - cool. I managed to make it work ok. But (i am a difficult guy) i don’t see any way to save the feeder AND the configured process as a component that i can distribute to my students. When i insert the feeder from MyModels the process configuration is lost
Popcorn. I did not really understand the difference from Hotdog, and still faced the problem of not being able to distribute a complete feeder component, so i did not pursue the popcorn.
Fried pickle. Using the Limit property of the creator shows the same problem as changing the distribution mode - the Limit property changes (I can observe it in the properties pane during simulation), but the creator somehow does not use the updated property (I tried again with creator.update and creator.Enable = False -> True)
Steak. My attempt to use a script to randomly change the template file of the creator (a semi-solution, as i still need to distribute the templatefiles separate from the model). Does not work because the simulation is “reinitialized” every time the template is changed!?
Thank you for trying to help I will try to ask VC support.
Feeder enable tests.vcmx (429.5 KB)