Model window. Control panel

Control panel is displayed at the bottom of the model window.


Visible if the model is not running at the moment]

Runs the simulation. Starts the execution, or if the simulation was paused, resumes the simulation from the current state.


[Visible if the model is running at the moment]

Pauses the simulation. You can resume the paused simulation any time.


Terminates the current model execution.

Progress of parallel runs

[Only visible when running a multiple-run experiment, e.g. optimization, calibration, etc.]

Displays the progress of parallel runs.

Set real time scale x1

Sets the real time mode to the default scale.

Slow down

Slows down the model simulation by decreasing the scale of model time to real time.

Scale of model time to real time

Displays the current scale ratio of model time and real time.

You can change the current value using Slow down and Speed up buttons along the edges of this control.

Speed up

Speeds up the model simulation by increasing the scale of model time to real time.

Run as fast as possible (virtual time mode)

Switches to the real or virtual time mode. If virtual time mode is set, the button is shown pressed.

Responsiveness and network access

Displays the responsiveness of the model presentation.

the response time is within acceptable range

downloading data from network is in progress (e.g., GIS-routes or GIS tiles)

the response time is slightly below norm, but doesn't affect the model execution much

the response time is critically low and significantly affects the model execution

About AnyLogic...

Provides access to:

AnyLogic website - opens the software vendor web site in the user's default web browser.

Terms of use - displays the AnyLogic Model End User Agreement.

About AnyLogic - opens the About... dialog box providing the users with the information about AnyLogic Engine used to run the model.


Shows the simulation status of the current run:

Loading - model data is being loaded. Appears at the very first model launch.

Running - model is running.

Please wait - engine is executing an uninterruptible command (e.g. pausing the model).

Paused - model is paused.

Idle - model is either stopped, or hasn't been launched yet.

Finished - model execution has been completed.

Error! -runtime error occurred. Click the state name (Error!) to open the console with the error log.

Toggle full screen mode

Switches the window to the full screen mode. To return to the original window size, right-click (Mac OS: Ctrl click) the empty area of the presentation and choose Full Screen from the popup menu.

Open developer panel

Opens the developer panel, which provides access to the additional model controls, simulation data, and console with experiment's output.

The simulation progress bar shows how far the simulation has advanced relative to the total simulation time.

Enabling / disabling control panel buttons programmatically

Run, Pause, and Stop buttons can be disabled programmatically at the model runtime by calling the setRunControlEnabled(boolean false) function. To check whether these buttons are enabled / disabled, you can call the isRunControlEnabled() function.

The group of buttons used to control the model execution speed (Set real time scale x1, Slow down, Speed up, Run as fast as possible (virtual time mode)) can be disabled programmatically by calling the setSpeedControlEnabled(boolean false) function. To check whether these buttons are enabled / disabled, you can call the isSpeedControlEnabled() function.

For more information on this topic, refer to the Control panel section here.

Related topics

Model window

Model window. Developer panel