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Simulation with Arena, 3 rd ed. Chapter 3 – A Guided Tour Through Arena Slide 1 of 61 A Guided Tour Through Arena Chapter 3 Last revision June 7, 2003
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What We’ll Do . .. Simulation with Arena, 3 rd ed. Chapter 3 – A Guided Tour Through Arena Slide 2 of 61 Start Arena Load, explore, run an existing model ± Basically the same model as for the hand simulation in Chapter 2 ± Browse dialogs and menus ± Run the model ± Look at results Construct the same model from scratch Tour menus, toolbars, drawing, printing Help system Options for running and control
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Behavior of Arena Simulation with Arena, 3 rd ed. Chapter 3 – A Guided Tour Through Arena Slide 3 of 61 Arena is a true Windows application ± Appearance, operation, functions, are standard ± Interoperability with other software (MS Office, CAD) ± Interact, communicate with other software (Chapter 10) Assume you already know basics of Windows: ± Disks, files, folders, paths ± Mousing, keyboarding ± Resizing, moving, maximizing, minimizing windows ± Menu operations ± Ctrl, Alt, Shift keys ± Cut, copy, paste ± Filling out dialog fields
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Starting Up Simulation with Arena, 3 rd ed. Chapter 3 – A Guided Tour Through Arena Slide 4 of 61 Installing Arena – Appendix E Locate icon or shortcut; double-click ± Or, Start > Programs > Rockwell Software > Arena 7.0 > Arena 7.01 ± Licensed vs. Academic, Evaluation mode See File, View, Tools, Help menus ± Other menus present if a model file is open Toolbars with buttons ± Unless a model file is open, only New model file, Open model file, Template Attach/Detach, Context Help (click it, then click on buttons or menu items) Tooltips – roll over toolbar buttons for names Quitting Arena: File > Exit or Alt+F4 or top right button
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Opening an Existing Model Simulation with Arena, 3 rd ed. Chapter 3 – A Guided Tour Through Arena Slide 5 of 61 File > Open … or button ± Navigate to desired disk/directory ± Click > Open or double-click Model 03-01.doe ± Book models: Rockwell Software\Arena 7.0\Book Examples ± More examples: Rockwell Software\Arena 7.0\Examples Model window (usually on right side of Arena window) ± Where model is built ± Resize, maximize, minimize, scroll/pan, zoom ± Can have multiple model windows open at once Cut, Copy, Paste within Arena, and between Arena and other applications (when sensible) Why the .doe default extension to Arena model filenames?
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Simulation with Arena, 3 rd ed. Chapter 3 – A Guided Tour Through Arena Slide 6 of 61 Model window split into two views ± Flowchart view Graphics Process flowchart Animation, drawing Edit things by double-clicking on them, get into a dialog ± Spreadsheet view Displays model data directly Can edit, add, delete data in spreadsheet view Displays all similar kinds of modeling elements at once ± Many model parameters can be edited in either view ± Horizontal splitter bar to apportion the two views ± View > Split Screen
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