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AGVs and transporters – Learning the Material Handling Library (part 2)


AGVs and transporters – Learning the Material Handling Library (part 2)

AnyLogic 8.3 brought with it the Material Handling Library and, to teach you how to work with it, we launched a series of feature articles on the blog. They describe, with examples from real production, the main functions of the library and its components.

Following part 1, which focused on conveyors, this blog is about other ways to move goods — transporters. These include forklifts, as well as robotic and mechanical carts — automated guided vehicles (AGV).

How to take GIS data offline in AnyLogic


How to take GIS data offline in AnyLogic

Use GIS mapping and routing data when offline. Here is a how-to that shows how simulation models can run standalone and work when internet access is restricted, slow, or not possible at all. All the data needed can be downloaded and stored for AnyLogic to access offline.

This video demonstrates how to download GIS data for your simulation, including how to avoid large file sizes. The video also details file storage and how AnyLogic is configured to work with offline GIS data. Watch the video...

White paper: How to create a digital twin


White paper: How to create a digital twin

Digital twin technology is developing rapidly, and over the next five years it will have a significant impact on industry, especially in helping drive cost savings. Reflecting this, Gartner has placed Digital Twins on its Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends 2019.

This blog introduces An Introduction to Digital Twin Development, a white paper about the benefits of digital twins and how to realize them successfully. Read on and get the free download.

Conveyors: Using the Material Handling Library – Part 1


Conveyors: Using the Material Handling Library – Part 1

To go with the release of the Material Handling Library we prepared a set of training models. They demonstrate the main features of the library through the use of example conveyor systems. These systems are often found in production facilities and in warehouses – they transport parts between workstations, sort finished products and deliver them to storage areas.

Here, in the first of a series of blogs, I examine the training models and elements of the new library.

Sim Talk podcast with The AnyLogic Company CEO


Sim Talk podcast with The AnyLogic Company CEO

Andrei Borshchev recently sat down with Sim Talk podcast host, Jacob Ingalls, for a wide-ranging discussion about AnyLogic and simulation modeling. Here is an overview and link to the podcast.

The podcast discussion begins by providing insight into the state of dynamic simulation in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, giving detail to how AnyLogic began and how it changed the scene with agent based modeling. Read on for the summary and podcast link.

New anyLogistix Studio Edition


New anyLogistix Studio Edition

In a major new release, anyLogistix sets a new standard for supply chain software with anyLogistix Studio. In addition to the many updates and new features, anyLogistix Studio introduces streamlined extension development. Now, with a fully integrated AnyLogic modeling environment, supply chain professionals have access to a complete, customizable, and extensible supply chain development and analysis tool.

Here is a summary of the update.