Arena version 16.1
Arena's newest features were inspired by expert customers around the globe and designed to make customer experience better and model execution even faster than before. Discover how Arena v16.1 enables you to solve the complex challenges you are facing.
Why Arena v16
> New user interface
> Template updates
> New math functions for numeric variable arrays
> New queue functions
> New flow process tank functions
> New SMARTs
> Multi-processing support
New user interface
Arena's toolbar interface has been updated to a ribbon style.
Arena modules have been reorganized into new functional based templates. The template modules have new module shapes and updated panel icons. All modules now include a comment field. The ability to draw straight line connections between modules has been improved.
> Discrete processing
> Data definition
> Input & output
> Material handling
The Flow process template has been renamed to Tank Flow for clarity.
The Sequence data module and Sequences Element now support direct read.
New math functions for numeric variable arrays
> VSUMCOL: returns the sum of all the values in the specified column for the requested arrayed numeric value
> VSUMROW: returns the sum of all the values in the specified row for the requested arrayed numeric variable
> VSUMAVAR: returns the sum of all the values for the requested arrayed numeric variable
New queue functions
> NQSET: returns the number of entities in all the queues of the specified queue set.
All the smarts have been updated and use the new template panels.
Multi processing support
Arena now supports the use of multi-processing. The Run Replications in Parallel option can be used to spread replication runs for a model across logical processors, and collect/combine the output data into a single database for reporting. This feature is designed to expedite the generation of output data for models running multiple replications.
As Arena evolves and as technology dictates, obsolete or little-used features will be removed from Arena. This involves thorough evaluation of how the proposed changes may affect our customers and whether alternatives within Arena are available. This will provide us greater flexibility in the development process and allows us to develop necessary enhancements. The following items will be retired from Arena in current and future releases:
> For the Arena 16.1, the following items have been retired:
Adjust Variable module - This module will still exist in the Advanced Process template; however it will not be supported in the new templates.
> Advanced Set module - This module will still exist in the Advanced Process template. The Set module in the new Data Definition template is a combination of the old Basic Process Set module and Advanced Process Advanced Set module.
> Flowchart modeling methodology allows for quick and easy model building
> Arena includes a large library of pre-defined building blocks to model your process without the need for custom programming
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