Beta release – AnyLogic 8.3

The beta version of AnyLogic 8.3 is available for testing.

Version 8.3 introduces the specialized Material Handling Library. It enables and assists the simulation of processes in factories and warehouses. The library is especially useful for simulating production lines and assembly lines, as well as the transportation of goods in warehouses and factories – including the use of robots, such as automated guided vehicles (AGV).

To help you get started with the new library, there are several example models and how-tos. You can find the example models on the AnyLogic welcome page in the application. Further information about the library will be appearing on the blog over the coming weeks, using the new example model of Solar Panel Production. Don’t miss it!

Beyond the new library, you will also find:

  • Models now launch in the browser: if you run a model in AnyLogic 8.3, instead of the usual presentation window, a browser window will open to display the model animation. This development enables improved animation.
  • Custom blocks can be created in 2 clicks. Custom blocks are useful when you need to simplify the appearance of a process diagram or use the same group of blocks several times. To create a custom block: select the blocks you want to group in the process diagram, right click the mouse button, and select Create Flowchart Block from the context menu. The properties and icon of custom blocks are customizable.

We have also improved the performance of AnyLogic: now models load faster. Download AnyLogic 8.3 Beta and test it for yourself! And don’t forget to send us feedback through the technical support dialog in AnyLogic 8.3 beta!

N.B. AnyLogic 8.3 Beta will expire June 16th.

Material Handling Library Modeling the operation of production lines and conveyors Material Handling Library Simulating the operation and interaction of automated guided vehilces (AGV) in the work place.