The principal command on the menu
is Linear/Integer. All models begin with this command
as illustrated on the next page.
A model worksheet includes buttons that
change the model or call the solution algorithms. An error
dialog concerning missing links will be presented when a file
is opened on a computer different than the computer that created
the model. It is best to cancel
this dialog. Then choose the Add
Buttons command to replace all the buttons on math programming
models in the workbook. Before saving a workbook that will
be transferred to another computer, choose the Remove
This removes all the buttons in the workbook so a link message
does not appear when the model is opened on a different computer.
The buttons can subsequently be added with the Add
Buttons command. The demonstration workbook for this
add-in has its buttons removed, so the first thing to do
is to select the add buttons command.
To solve models,
one of the solver add-ins must be installed. The MP Model Builder
add-in builds models, but it does not solve them. The solver
add-ins can solve models, but cannot build them. For these
examples we have installed the LP/IP Solver add-in. Be sure
to use the latest version of the add-in.