models into AnyLogic
AnyLogic supports import of Vensim®
you can simply open Vensim® model and it will be converted into
AnyLogic model analogous to the original Vensim® model so you can
easily continue developing it in AnyLogic.
import a Vensim® model into AnyLogic
- Choose File > Import >
from the main menu.
- The Open dialog box
will be opened. Choose Vensim® model file (.mdl) you want to import
and click OK.
- You will see the first page of the Import Vensim model wizard opened.
Here you can set up the converter options (they are described below).
- When finished, click Next.
The next page of the wizard will be opened (already familiar to you
since it looks the same as the first page of the New Model wizard). Here you
can specify the model name and the folder where it will be saved.
Complete the import process by clicking OK.
- Finally, you will get the Vensim® model converted into
AnyLogic model. Since some rarely used Vensim® features are not
supported by AnyLogic, the resulting model may need some minor
refactoring. All information about the inconsistency between the
original Vensim® model and the resulting AnyLogic model will be
listed in the Log view. There
you can examine all places that need some modifications to make your
model absolutely adequate to the original one. To navigate to a
conversion problem, double-click the corresponding entry in the Log view.
Vensim model dialog
Vensim model dialog enables users to configure some conversion
Variable name conversion
- In Vensim® names of variables may be composed from several
words. However, in AnyLogic there is a restriction: names of
cannot contain space symbols. Therefore AnyLogic converts compound
Vensim names into valid ones by concatenating all separate words into
one solid name. AnyLogic provides two ways of making the resulting
names easier-to-read. The setting Variable
name conversions allows you to choose one of them:
Use camel-case (Potential
adopters -> PotentialAdopters) - Initial letters of
all words composing the resulting name will be capitalized.
underscore (Potential adopters -> Potential_adopters) -
symbols will be added between all words composing the resulting name.
Capitalize first letters of
names (recommended) - If this option is
selected, the initial letters of subscript names will be capitalized,
Wrap lines in formulas. Line width
... characters - If selected, long formulas will be wrapped
into lines of the specified width. You define the number of characters
in a line in the edit box located to the right.
Arrange views on model canvas
- Vensim® model may contain several views (usually containing
logically separated parts of a stock-and-flow diagram). Here you can
choose how you want these views to be arranged on the diagram of
agent type in the resulting AnyLogic model: Horizontally, Vertically or In the square grid.
Add view navigation buttons
- If this option is selected, and the original Vensim® model
contains several views, buttons allowing navigation between
these views will be added onto the diagram of the resulting
Align elements to grid
- If selected, all graphical elements in the resulting AnyLogic model
will be aligned to a diagram grid.
Reset default arrow colors for
arrows looking like having default Vensim colors - If this
option is selected, those dependency arrows that are painted with
the color that was later chosen as the default one for dependency
arrows in Vensim® will be drawn with the color used as the default
one in AnyLogic.