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Fluid Library Orientation Part 3 - Gas Station Model


Fluid Library Orientation Part 3 - Gas Station Model

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!

Fluid Library Orientation Part 2 – Chocolate Production


Fluid Library Orientation Part 2 – Chocolate Production

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.

What’s new in AnyLogic 7.3? Fluid library Orientation, Part 1


What’s new in AnyLogic 7.3? Fluid library Orientation, Part 1

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).

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.