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Fluid Library Orientation Part 4 - Advanced Features and Hints 23.08.2016 Gregory Monakhov

Previous posts on Fluid Library proved that it is a useful tool for modeling objects, containing liquids and friable materials. Today I will tell you about advanced features of the library and I hope they will help you explore AnyLogic and improve your skills. Enjoy reading!
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Fluid Library Orientation Part 3 - Gas Station Model 18.08.2016 Gregory Monakhov

For those, who want to advance the skills in AnyLogic Fluid library, we are offering the 3rd part of the tutorial that will guide you through the main features of Fluid library and show you its advantages. In our previous post we built a model of chocolate factory, today you'll learn how to use the library for creating simple process charts and build a model of gas station. You'll also find out how to merge the flows in the Fluid library. Enjoy reading!
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AnyLogic 7.3.5 Released 15.08.2016 Rene Reiter

Great news AnyLogic users, we recently released AnyLogic 7.3.5. In addition to general bug fixes in this version you will also find the following improvements: • New fully complete and tutorial-focused example models: Oil Terminal, Schedule Created Programmatically, Create Rail Yard by Code, Create Network by Code. • New GIS maps: If your models were built using MapQuest, connect to the Internet to update them. • New Road Traffic Library Features View the full list of updates on AnyLogic.com.
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Fluid Library Orientation Part 2 – Chocolate Production 12.08.2016 Gregory Monakhov

Welcome to Part 2 of the Fluid Library orientation, which showcases an example model of chocolate production. Mainly, the model illustrates how to use different tanks, including Regular tank, Mix tank, and Process tank. Also, it shows how to design a branch fluid flowchart with Split, Merge, Select Input, and Select Output blocks. Transportation is performed with pipelines and conveyors. Finally, each 0.5 kilogram of prepared mass forms a chocolate bar, an agent of the Process Modeling Library.
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Road Traffic Library Webinar Materials 30.07.2016 Rene Reiter

Thank you for your interest in the Road Traffic Library Webinar on July 27th. We hope the webinar was interesting to you and met your expectations. If you were unable to attend the live webinar, you may access the recorded webinar and accompanying materials on the Educational Videos page of AnyLogic.com. Please let us know how we can enhance your webinar experience by completing this short survey. If you have further questions regarding the webinar material, please contact support@anylogic.com and we will promptly reply.
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Join us for the AnyLogic Conference 2016 20.07.2016 Rene Reiter

Join the AnyLogic community November 16th and 17th, 2016 in Nashville, TN, USA to see how AnyLogic Software is successfully applied across multiple industries, experience innovative ideas for Simulation Modeling, and expand your application vision of using AnyLogic Software. In addition to presentations from globally-recognized organizations, the Conference includes exclusive networking opportunities with industry thought-leaders and three unique workshops designed to stretch your AnyLogic Software knowledge. Two workshops Wednesday morning, prior to Conference registration and presentation proceedings, and one Thursday afternoon, dedicated to anyLogistix. You must register to attend the workshops; due to an overwhelming response and limited seats, we will not accept walk-ins. Year after year we continue to build a program that utilizes a broad range of our most engaged customers and partners, ensuring a collaborative and robust event. View the preliminary program on our conference webpage.
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What’s new in AnyLogic 7.3? Fluid library Orientation, Part 1 14.07.2016 Gregory Monakhov

Striving to bring you increased capabilities and features, AnyLogic continues to broaden vertical solutions inside the product. AnyLogic 7.3 brings enhanced Fluid Library and new Road Traffic Library. In this post, I will highlight Fluid library, its functionality, and main features, with a brief walkthrough. The Fluid Library has been already used in real projects that prove its efficiency. It is Modeling and Optimization of Wells Scheduling for In Situ Oil Sands Production model, developed by Stream System. The simulation challenge was presented at AnyLogic Conference 2015. This post should help answer the following question: why and when I should use the Fluid library instead of Process Modeling library (and sometimes instead of System Dynamics). [...]
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Congratulations Sadegh Asgari, Winner of the IISE Competition 07.07.2016 Rene Reiter

We are proud to announce Sadegh Asgari, Winner of the IISE Construction Division Best Student Paper Award. Sadegh presented his research and received the award at the Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) organized by the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE) last month. IISE is the global association of productivity and efficiency professionals specializing in industrial engineering, healthcare, ergonomics and other related professions. The organization provides a place where these varied fields come together to advance the engineering profession through networking, training, and knowledge sharing (http://www.iienet2.org/Annual2/details.aspx?id=560). Sadegh completed the three-year research project as a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University and is currently Research Scientist at New York University.
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Register Now for the Road Traffic Library Webinar 29.06.2016 Rene Reiter

Recently, we launched the new Road Traffic Library. It allows you to simulate the physical movement of vehicles on the road, taking into account traffic, actions of vehicles in parking lots, and the response to traffic lights. Join us for the Road Traffic Library Webinar that will cover how to use the new library to simulate any system where there are cars on the road, plus we'll integrate the new library with one of our existing libraries; the pedestrian library.
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Major City Evacuation Planning 28.06.2016 Rene Reiter

Disaster, whether manmade or natural, can have a catastrophic impact on a populated area. Sometimes, the disaster is so devastating that it requires a large-scale evacuation. As a result, evacuation plans have become a necessity. The Illinois-Indiana-Wisconsin Regional Catastrophic Planning Team looked to improve their plan and employed A, Kirby, J.E. Dietz, E. Matson, J. Pekny, and C. Wojtalewicz from the Department of Computer and Information Technology, Purdue University, and J. Pekny from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University to do so. This project's goal was to provide data on the optimal staff, materials, space and time resources required to operate a regional hub reception center, a “short-term facility with the goal to process and transport displaced survivors (evacuees) to temporary or permanent shelters following a catastrophic incident” (Bonabeau, 2002).
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AnyLogic in the News 20.06.2016 Rene Reiter

AnyLogic, utilized for active shooter scenario research by Adam Kirby, Ph D Student, and Dr. J. Eric Dietz, Professor at the Purdue Homeland Security Institute (PHSI), was showcased for the second time on WLFI - News 18 last Friday. Adam Kirby and Professor Dietz are using their work to encourage people to think scientifically versus emotionally when debating gun control. Watch the news clips.
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Ford Motor Company Selects AnyLogic for their Simulation and Modeling Technology 16.06.2016 Rene Reiter

We are excited to announce Ford Motor Company's recent selection of AnyLogic for their simulation and modeling needs. Ford Motor Company's substantial analytics team was looking for simulation modeling technology that goes above and beyond discrete-event only tools. The analytics team working with AnyLogic will provide decision-making and problem-solving techniques for multiple industries inside Ford, such as manufacturing, finance, and supply chain. AnyLogic is proud to support Ford Motor Company. Check out the press release announced on a variety media outlets.
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Simulation Software Tool Comparison 07.06.2016 Rene Reiter

Biannually, ORMS Today completes, and distributes results of a simulation software survey. ORMS Today is a journal publication in conjunction with INFORMS, which offers resources to individuals in the operations research and management science industry. Resources include ORMS Today magazine, Conferences such as INFORMS Analytics and WinterSim, plus certifications, career advice, and networking.
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AnyLogic 7 in Three Days, Portuguese Translation - FREE 23.05.2016 Rene Reiter

AnyLogic 7 in Three Days, the first practical textbook on AnyLogic 7 from AnyLogic developers, has a Portuguese version available to download at no cost to you. The book is written by Ilya Grigoryev, Head of Training at AnyLogic and the author of AnyLogic documentation and AnyLogic training courses. Consider this, your first step in learning AnyLogic software. The book is structured around three examples: a consumer market model, an epidemiology model, and an airport model. Some theory behind all three modeling methods is also provided in the book. Through reading the book and completing the exercises, you will create models of pedestrians and discrete events using business process flowcharts, draw diagrams of stock and flow, and build agent-based models. On the Portuguese landing page, also find additional learning material. A recorded webinar is available (in English) that focuses on key new AnyLogic 7 features: extending GIS maps by adding additional shapefiles, converting shapefiles into GIS routes, and the Fluid Library.
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Dr. J. Eric Dietz Using AnyLogic for Purdue Homeland Security Institute Projects 17.05.2016 Rene Reiter

It is my pleasure to introduce Dr. J. Eric Dietz Director of Purdue Homeland Security Institute (PHSI) and share with you the programs he has driven to success, as he is a long-time user and advocate of AnyLogic and agent-based modeling. Since retiring as Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Army in 2004, Dr. Dietz’s list of accomplishments is overwhelming in the fields of homeland security, public safety, risk management, critical infrastructure protection, and emergency planning for both Purdue University and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.
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Using Simulation to Tackle Added Constraints on a Complex Earthmoving and Construction Project 11.05.2016 Rene Reiter

Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) is the largest construction company in the Middle East and ranks #18 internationally. Its portfolio includes oil and gas plants, refineries and petrochemical facilities, pipelines, power and desalination plants, light industries, water and sewage treatment plants, airports and seaports, heavy civil works, dams, reservoirs and distribution systems, road networks and skyscrapers. CCT International (CCT) is the primary technology provider for CCC since 1998. CCT also develops and markets solutions for the construction industry with clients all over the world.
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AnyLogic 7.3.2 Released! 02.05.2016 Rene Reiter

In addition to critical bug fixes, version 7.3.2 contains the following improvements: - AnyLogic PLE no longer requires an activation key. Removing the activation key is meant for easier installation in a classroom with a large number of computers. There is no need to wait for, and enter an activation key, just download and run! - USB key (dongle) is fully functional on the Mac OS. - University Researcher now has a server license allowing for team licenses at the University Researcher level. - Starting with the next version, updates will take place in "silent" mode, and will be available in one click (except PLE).
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