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How to Set Up Intuitive Model Navigation in AnyLogic


How to Set Up Intuitive Model Navigation in AnyLogic

The data that goes in, the art of model building and the results you receive are of course crucial aspects of your model. However, more often than not, the person building the model will not be the one utilizing it long-term. Presenting your model to stakeholders requires your model to be easily understandable and simple to navigate for the simulation and modeling novice. Ben Schumann, Senior Modeler at DecisionLab, an AnyLogic authorized Distributor in the UK, has shared some quick tips on “How to Set Up Intuitive Model Navigation in AnyLogic.”

Improve Model Testing with One Simple Function


Improve Model Testing with One Simple Function

Check out the latest blog post from my colleague and friend, Ben Schumann a senior modeler at decisionLab with a Ph.D. in Complex Systems Simulation. Moreover, as you know, Ben is a significantly experienced AnyLogic User, who works with diverse clients such as the MoD, Rolls-Royce or GSK. He handles project delivery from start to end, managing team members, and client communication. Dr. Schumann’s post asks a crucial question, “Are you testing your models?” If the answer is yes, he provides advice for better more efficient testing, and if not, let Ben share some advice on how. Go beyond traditional testing methods (i.e. visual, “traceIn” statements, analyze output data, apply dedicated unit testing) and create a structured, repeatable approach, or dedicated function. What Ben calls “The Magic Ingredient.” Find out about “The Magic Ingredient” and other ways to create personalized unit testing through Ben Schumann’s web page and the AnyLogic LinkedIn Users forum.

Learning conceptualization; Simple warehouse unloading model.


Learning conceptualization; Simple warehouse unloading model.

This short tutorial shows how to build a simulation model based on a real-world problem description, using an example of a simple warehouse unloading process model. Also, it teaches to set animation and choose what-if scenarios to test. The AnyLogic User Support Team created the tutorial. The model simulates the arrival of trucks with two types of cartons to a warehouse. Workers unload the cartons, which then move on conveyors to the pallet stacking zone. After palletizing, the goods are moved by forklift trucks to the storage zone. Download the tutorial and accompanying material via our website.

Webinar: Delivery Fleet Optimization with GIS


Webinar: Delivery Fleet Optimization with GIS

Join us for the“Delivery Fleet Optimization with GIS” webinar May 28th at 12noon CST for a step-by-step process of building a supply chain model with real-time GIS features and optimization capabilities. Webinar Objectives: - Build a regional supply network - Integrate real-time GIS technology - Optimize the delivery fleet assets - Enrich the simulation by integrating additional data sources Webinar attendees will receive the model source code, all necessary associated files and how-to-build written instructions.

What’s new in AnyLogic 7? Usability Improvements


What’s new in AnyLogic 7? Usability Improvements

For the 2nd edition of the “What’s New in AnyLogic” blog, I would like to share with you one of the main priorities for our development team during their work on the new version. This most exciting advancement is around product usability. The new version contains many upgrades that fundamentally improve the modeling process in AnyLogic software. These enhancements make your everyday modeling easier, with fewer clicks, less typing and less time spent repeating actions. First, we tried to cut down on the amount of code you have to type while building a model. For example, now elements can be chosen by using drop-down lists, which significantly accelerates the workflow. To make a reference in a logical object (for example, Queue or Delay block) to a graphical object (for example, path, node, area), you only need to click on the object in the Graphical Editor. This allows for two quicker and easier ways to set links between elements.

What's New in AnyLogic 7? User Interface


What's New in AnyLogic 7? User Interface

What’s new in AnyLogic 7? You can get a brief overview of all the new features at www.anylogic.com, or check out our blog posts which will offer an in depth look at individual features. In this blog, you will become familiar with the new User Interface, which even at first glance looks transformed. Continue reading, and see what changes have been made, and why these changes make working in AnyLogic even simpler. The first thing you will notice when you launch AnyLogic 7, after the new logo and graphics, is the renewed positioning of workspace elements. The default settings place palletes on the left side of the screen and properties on the right side while, console and problems tabs are hidden.

Complete Workshop Video Available: “Introduction into Simulation Modeling for Business Applications”


The “Introduction into Simulation Modeling for Business Applications” workshop video is now available on our website. Dr. Andrei Borshchev, CEO of The AnyLogic Company, was the presenter. This workshop program introduces the audience to different simulation modeling approaches and shows examples of their use. It also illustrates the various features of AnyLogic 6 and reviews several real-life problems from different industries that were solved with the help of simulation modeling. The program is specifically designed for those who are new to simulation modeling to explain and demonstrate why simulation modeling is important and what kind of problems it helps to solve.