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Restricted Areas: How to control access for transporters


Restricted Areas: How to control access for transporters

A key part of the AnyLogic 8.6 update related to the Material Handling Library. Now the movement of transporters such as AGV can be restricted by area and access can be permitted conditionally: by transporter number, by schedule, by throughput, and more.

This technical blog guides you through how to use these restricted areas and demonstrate them with the help of a practical example model: Areas with Limited Access for Transporters.

Simulation modeling in project management


Simulation modeling in project management

Imagine that you need to create a computer program. To do this, you have to hire developers, designers and testers, organize processes, draw up a development plan, constantly evaluate the performance of colleagues, and so on. The task quickly becomes complex. What are your chances of success if you are not a professional?

Here, the downloadable book chapter explores how to use simulation in project management. It gives practical examples from a logistics service provider and a construction company to support its ideas and the demo models from the chapter are open access, so that you can download them, disassemble, and consolidate your knowledge in practice.

The Big Book of Simulation Modeling – new chapter


The Big Book of Simulation Modeling – new chapter

A new chapter is now online and available for download.

The 'Big Book of Simulation Modeling, Multimethod Modeling with AnyLogic 8', is one of the key resources for both beginners and professionals in simulation modeling. It contains various examples and detailed explanation of the three major methods in simulation modeling: agent-based, system dynamics, and discrete-event.

The new chapter dives deep into the AnyLogic Rail Library, its components, and opportunities for model builders.

Getting started with material handling – webinar and MHL Pocket Handbook


Getting started with material handling – webinar and MHL Pocket Handbook

A new way to get started with AnyLogic’s Material Handling Library is now available — the MHL Pocket Handbook. At our Planning & Optimizing AGVs and Conveyors webinar with DSE Consulting, June 2020, attendees were introduced to this new interactive tool for learning MHL blocks. Both the pocket handbook and the webinar also provide sneak peeks at some upcoming AnyLogic 8.6 features.

Webinar host Aanand Davé, managing director of DSE Consulting, introduced in-house DSE simulation specialist, Kelvin Yeung, and Jock Richardson, director at agri-tech company Growpura. Together, they demonstrated material handling simulation using AnyLogic and highlighted its use in industry with a model of Growpura’s large-scale hydroponics setup.

Watch the video and try out the MHL Pocket Handbook!

Network port: Learning to use the Material Handling Library (Part 5)


Network port: Learning to use the Material Handling Library (Part 5)

Part five of our series on AnyLogic’s Material Handling Library, a library specifically designed to help model the work of factories, warehouses, and other facilities where goods are moved, processed, and sorted.

This blog demonstrates how to connect individual conveyors, and any processing stations on them, into a single conveyor network using the Network Port element.

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