Declares the presence of an expected feature in the file; that is, time values.


explicit feature


feature can currently only be time.

Making time explicit indicates that the file contains a time value for each record (or time step).

The advantage of making such an explicit statement is that the headers of many file formats (including ADAMS and MADYMO) indicate the number of requests they contain, other than time.

The explicit time statement automatically sets the first data type of the file to "Time." This data type contains only one request and one component.

The explicit statement can only occur in the Global block of the template.


explicit time