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Here Are the Next 3 Industrial Engineers You Should Be Looking To Hire

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!

4 Keys for Every Project

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.

Changing Attribute Values in a Queue or Group

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.

Connecting Models to Live Data

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.

Referencing Large Arrays with Sets, VAR and MEMBER

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.

Steady-state and Warmup

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.

 
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