- Starting with AnyLogic 8.5.2, users could simulate the operation of overhead cranes. Now, the number of bridges is configurable for these cranes and you can set the required number of spans. Overhead crane works automatically, sequencing movements by itself; for advanced use cases crane movement can now be controlled by API.
- Pedestrian areas with restrictions on capacity, throughput and other conditions are introduced.
- Pedestrians can now be subject to social distancing rules and, as in real life, they will try to abide by them.
If you make use of the Bonsai platform, you can now more easily and quickly connect a model to the platform and train AI algorithms based on data from simulations.
- For CAD files, elements from 2D drawings can now be converted into walls for simulated buildings. AnyLogic's built-in converter recognizes the elements in a drawing, so you only need to choose which to represent as walls in the model. The new version of AnyLogic supports CAD drawings in .dxf (including versions older than 2010) and .dwg formats.