Home » Blog
By Nancy Zupick, Consulting & Support Manager Published: January 31, 2017
Three students tackle a big problem, develop professionalism, and solve a real world challenge. Check out their interview after winning the IISE 2016 Student Simulation Competition!
By Melanie Barker, Arena Simulation Consultant Published: January 27, 2017
While the technical approach to creating a simulation project is documented and widely understood, there are key aspects of the process that are not discussed but which are critical to the success of the project.
By Melanie Barker, Arena Simulation Consultant Published: January 23, 2017
You’ve probably used the Assign module to change the value of an entity’s attribute. But what if you need to change the attribute value of an entity that’s in a queue or group and you can’t remove it? That’s where the A() Variable can come in handy.
By Nancy Zupick, Consulting & Support Manager Published: January 23, 2017
There are various methods of reading data into a model in Arena, one of the more popular methods is the Direct Read feature which allows you to read in data directly to Variables and Expressions.
By Gail Kenny, Simulation Consultant Published: January 23, 2017
When developing a model of a large system, you may have multiple large two-dimensional variable arrays that describe equipment parameters, facility characteristics, or other aspects of your system. Many times you can streamline your modeling effort by collecting these two-dimensional arrays under one “umbrella” and then pointing to the specific piece of information where needed in your logic.
By Darrell Starks, Principal Engineer Published: January 23, 2017
When running a simulation model, it's important to understand the type of system being modeled and what sort of warm-up period may be required to reach steady-state. In this Tips & Tricks article, Darrell discusses how to ensure that your model has reached steady-state before doing any sort of analysis of the results.