When modeling in AnyLogic, you can utilize external file resources: text files, Excel files, images, 3D objects, CAD drawings, Java class files, etc. The Projects view provides access to all external files related to the model via Resources folder located at the bottom of the model's tree structure. The files are organized in subfolders by type. In case of complex elements, all nested files making up one element (for example, .jpg textures used in 3D objects or index files and dBASE tables comprising shape files) will be displayed individually in the corresponding subfolders.
The color of the file's name in the folder reflects the current state of this file:
Files can be stored either in the model's folder or at any external location.
The location of the file is indicated in the resource's
view. If the file is stored in the model's folder, the
field will display the file's location relative to the model's folder. If the file is stored outside of the model's folder, the
field will display the absolute path to the file's location in the file system. You can
switch between relative and absolute paths
as you see fit. You can copy the path to the file to clipboard directly from the
view by right-clicking the name of the file and selecting
Copy Path to File
command from the context menu.
To open the folder where the resource file is located, you have to right-click the name of the file in
view and select
Show in System Explorer
option from the context menu. If the file has been removed (the name of the file in the
view is highlighted in red), System Explorer will open a folder where the file has been stored previously. If the folder is unavailable, e.g. has been deleted, System Explorer will open the next available folder up the directory.
On model export or at saving the current model with a new name, AnyLogic includes the file resources that are referenced by the model elements. However, your model might also refer from code to files that are otherwise not used in the model. To include such files on export, go to the file properties and select Resource is referenced from user code option. You can also use this option to export the currently unutilized files that might prove to be useful later on.
File resources, e.g. Excel files and text files, can serve as inputs on the experiment dashboard in AnyLogic Cloud. The file must be specified in the Run Configuration panel and must satisfy the following conditions: