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Libraries are collections of agents developed for some particular application area or modeling task. You can develop a set of reusable agents and Java classes for a particular application area, package them and save as a library. Such custom library can be opened in the palette view along with the standard ones. This way you can share a customized simulation solution within a team of modelers, or deliver it to your clients.

Libraries have several benefits:

  • By developing the right library, you can convert AnyLogic into a high-level modeling tool with point-and-click interface for a specific domain.
  • Provide for better reuse of classes across multiple models. A class can be developed and stored once and referenced from several models.
  • Libraries enable you to organize teamwork in AnyLogic projects: a part of the model developed by a team member may be put into a library, and others use consistent versions of the library in their work.

A library is actually a model, which is compiled and packed into a Java archive. Any model can be made a library. To convert a model to a library:

  1. Create a library.
  2. Customize the library attributes using the Library editor.
  3. Export the library.
  4. Add the library to AnyLogic workspace.
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