You can, however, change the value of such a variable by explicitly assigning a new value.
Any dynamic variable (except for a stock) can be declared constant by selecting its Constant property. The
expression typed in its value field will be treated as an initial
value, and will not be evaluated on each numeric integration step.
To make a variable "constant"
Having declared a variable as a constant, you can change the variable's value by assigning a new value: variable = <new value>, e.g. PollutionFlow = 200;
In the figure below, the variable Acceleration is marked as constant. Its initial value is 1. At time 10 the event ChangeAcceleration will occur and change the value of Acceleration to 2.
System Dynamics modeling