You won’t hear any apologies from the AnyLogic developers about needing to learn some code to get the most from AnyLogic simulation modeling. The fact is, a little upfront learning makes model development faster and simpler in the long run. But, if you are new to the software, how to get this training?
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.
In the third edition of “What’s New in AnyLogic 7?” I am excited to explain the capability of AnyLogic 7’s new Process Modeling Library, to support the “pull” protocol of working with entities. Start by taking a look at the simple model below, built in AnyLogic 6, a conveyor that begins with a service point. The entity on the conveyor has to free the space set by the distance between entities parameter, for the new entity to enter the conveyor. The conveyor cannot receive the next entity until the first one moves.