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NEW: Direct Read Sets

By Darrell Starks, Principal Engineer
Published: January 12, 2018

Now you can specify a data file and corresponding recordset to utilize direct read to define the set members property. Plus, you can now define resource sets using other resource sets. Darrell explains how this will expedite your analysis.

NEW: Gather and Disperse Modules

By Nancy Zupick, Consulting & Support Manager
Published: January 12, 2018

MORE NEW MODELS! Looking for an easier way to seize and release groupings of resources? Look no further! The new Gather and Disperse modules are here. Just another way Arena is making modeling more intuitive.

Why We Do What We Do

By Rob Kranz, Director/GM
Published: January 12, 2018

So, what does Rockwell Automation’s Arena team believe? Why do we do what we do? We believe that engineers should spend their time solving problems for their organizations and not being programmers. This simple sentence sums up our product roadmap, vision and mission. Every feature in this new release was designed to make it easier for users of Arena to solve complex real-world problems faster and easier without having to resort to Visual Basic, C++, Java or any other sort of programming.

It’s Not All About the Average

By Melanie Barker, Arena Simulation Consultant
Published: October 3, 2017

Most of us are good at using variability in the input data that feeds our simulations. It’s the output side where I see a lack of thoroughness in dealing with variability.

Using Pickup to Model Tracking

By Melanie Barker, Arena Simulation Consultant
Published: October 3, 2017

Complex vehicles contain parts that will fail over time. Modeling usage and failure tracking can be a tricky prospect.

Taking the Uncertainty Out of Planning and Scheduling

By Rob Kranz, Director/GM
Published: October 3, 2017

There will always be times when circumstances combine to destroy the accuracy of the prediction, leaving businesses wondering what went wrong.

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