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The Best Just Got Better.
Say Hello to Arena v15.1

Arena v15 was just the beginning.  15.1 adds even more new features that make solving complex problems with simulation much easier—without the need for programming!  All of the new features have come directly from you, our customers, and are directly related to specific needs that you have identified.  You can download the latest trial version for free right now.

In this issue we share how this new version fits within our development journey and ideas to apply these features on your next project.

Featured Article:

Why We Do What We Do

By Rob Kranz, Director
Arena Simulation


Have you ever come to your manager with a solution to a problem faster than they expected? It feels good doesn't it? We think so too. Find out more about our plan to help you do that more often.

What's New in v15.1:

Check Out the Full List of New Features


And you thought v15 was good! We've added even more new features in this release. Check out the full lise and see what makes Arena the most powerful simulation tool on the planet.

Consultants Corner:

NEW: Gather & Disperse Modules 

By Nancy Zupick, Consulting Manager, Arena


MORE NEW MODULES! Looking for an easier way to seize and release groupings of resources? Look no further! The new Gather and Disperse modules are here.

Tips and Tricks:

NEW FEATURE: Direct Read of Sets

By Darrell Starks, Principal Engineer, Arena 


Now you can specify a data file and corresponding recordset to utilize direct read to define the set members property. Plus, you can now define resource sets using other resource sets. Darrell explains how this will expedite your analysis. 

Issue 19 | January 2018

The Next Generation

Arena 15.1: Even more modules making modeling even easier, faster, and more powerful than before. 

Get Arena v15.1

Upcoming Events

IISE Student Competition

May 19-22, 2018 - Orlando

Do you have what it takes? Join the IISE Global Arena Student Competition and compete against teams from all over the world for a chance to take home the $5,000 cash prize! Learn more here.


Arena User Group

Arena has a very active user community on LinkedIn. Ask questions, learn about best practices and connect with other simulation professionals.

Join Arena User Group


Upcoming Training Dates

Arena Public Training

Nov 7 - 10, 2017 
Jan 9 - 12, 2018 
Feb 20 - 23, 2018
Apr 10 - 13, 2018  

Austin, TX
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