Feeder Starting Delay

Hi everyone.
How can I have a starting delay in a normal feeder? I feel like it should be an easy thing to do, but I can’t find a way.
Thanks in advance.

Open the Python script of the feeder through the modeling tab.
In the script just add a delay before the while loop

Hope this will help you!

In this situation, using a Feeder Process, where would I add the delay in the script, do you know?
Thank you for the help!

The product creator behavior is not script-driven so there isn’t any place for such delay.
You could implement your own feeding logic with just PM statements (Delay, Create Product), or possibly check if a script could be used to enable the product creator behavior only after a delay as vcBehaviour has Enabled property that can be written.

Alright, I’ll see what I can do. Anyway, an intuitive way to add an initial delay to any feeder in the VC eCatalog seems to me a great thing to be added. It would be useful, at least for me, in many simulations. Thanks.

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In fact, the path of the conveyor belt can be disabled, such as “*.Enabled=False”, which can be used to avoid premature incoming materials on the path.
Hope it helps you.

premature (in)coming lol