# Arrival interval x Calendar

Hi,

It looks like a dumb question, but I would like to double-check:

I'd like to understand how the Arrival interval works in relation to a calendar. Please see the image attached for reference.

I have set the Arrival interval to be 15 days and my calendar to be 8h/day.

How does Bizagi process that information during a simulation?

What will my actual Arrival time be when running the simulation?

a) (15x24h)/8h = 45 workdays

b) (15x8h)/8h = 15 workdays

c) Something else?

Thanks

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Good morning Lucas, you have set 8 working hours for 5 weekdays, and the arrival are set in 15 (Most likely).

This means that the calculation of the number of days is:

(Arrivals x Hours) / Working Hours, something similar to answer b)

But please have in mind that you should multiply the arrival for the number of hours that you activity or process is going to use.

Good luck and thank you for contacting us.

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Hi Juan,

What do you mean by "...multiply the number of hours that your activity is going to use" ?

I thought the arrival interval was independent of other variables

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Juan,

I just tested both scenarios (a) and (b).

Bizagi actually doesn't account for the calendar, so I don't really understand the purpose of having a calendar if that is not being used.

Whatever days are input as ARRIVAL INTERVAL, they relate to regular hours and not work hours.

Can you doucle check that and confirm, please?

THanks

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Hello Lucas, you´re right, the Arrival interval just mediate between token intervals and doesn´t have any dependency with any other variable. But yes, it is not connected to the Bizagi calendar.

https://help.bizagi.com/process-modeler/en/index.html?level_2_example.htm

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Hi Juan,

Thanks for the update.

I think I was able to overcome this issue by defining the calendar days as workdays only and recurring it everyday.

a) Initially my calendar was set as 365 days a year, from Monday to Friday

b) Now I have set to 240 days a year (workdays), recurring everyday

Thanks

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