What's New in AnyLogic 7? User Interface

What's new in AnyLogic 7? You can get a brief overview of all the new features at www.anylogic.com, or check out our blog posts and video demonstration which will offer an in depth look at individual features.

In this blog, you will become familiar with the new User Interface, which even at first glance looks transformed. Continue reading, and see what changes have been made, and why these changes make working in AnyLogic even simpler.

The first thing you will notice when you launch AnyLogic 7, after the new logo and graphics, is the renewed positioning of workspace elements. The default settings place palletes on the left side of the screen and properties on the right side while, console and problems tabs are hidden.

What's New in AnyLogic 7? User Interface

Space is saved by using icons in place of lettering, adding the convenience to view the pallettes entire contents. Scrolling over pallettes enabling pop up tips and pallettes being grouped into drop down lists allow for more space in the palette view. Furthermore, pallettes include all the necessary elements, so that the user doesn't need to constantly jump between palletes.

Space for the graphical editor window has also been increased due to moving the properties tab to the right. You will no longer find yourself constantly widening and narrowing the properties window to get more space. The properties window itself has been enhanced, using different tabs and drop down lists, making properties available in just a couple clicks.

Console and problems icons are situated on the panel behind the graphical editor. By default, the problems window appears only if a problem exists. This is the same for the console window which will only appear when needed. If you prefer, please note that these default settings can be changed.

What was the basis for changing the workspace? The answer is quite simple, 16:9 screens became very popular in the past years and have less vertical space in comparison to 4:3 screens. The changes made to the graphical editor window best utilizes the increased horizontal space for your modeling convenience.

Stay tuned for the next blog, which will examine the improved usability.