Product Update - May 2020

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Product Update - May 2020: New WebUI features, improved math program scalability and deprecations


This post is an archive of the Product Update email sent by AIMMS Product Owner, @Gertjan de Lange.

I hope this email finds you well. I'm very excited to share the developments below with you. 

WebUI Improvements

AIMMS 4.73 was a loaded release, with many improvements for the Map Widget. We have many more interesting developments on the way: 
  • We are adding the ability to have line breaks and area coloring in line charts.
  • We just finished extending Right Click actions to the Table, Scalar, Bar, Line and Gantt-chart. Other charts (Pie, Tree, Bubble) will follow.
  • We improved Bubble sizes on the Bubble chart. 
  • We are making nice progress on the Table Filter, allowing your end users to "drill into" table data.


Scaling Math Programs 

We are working on a scaling tool for LP/MIPs in the Math Program Inspector. This will allow you to improve models that have stability or performance issues due to poor scaling. AIMMS will provide you with suggestions to change your model in order to improve its behavior. So far, this is a manual task for AIMMS model developers. This new tool will take a lot of work out of their hands. If all goes well, we are looking to release this towards the end of the quarter.  

Deprecated Functionality 


WebUI wizard 

With the new Workflow panel introduced, we have deprecated the WebUI wizard. Please check out the Workflow panel (if you haven't already). It's used extensively and considered very valuable. We will inform you of the complete removal of the wizard in due time.   

Excel Add-in 

As of now, we will consider the Excel Add-in deprecated functionality. This means we won’t further support it or fix any issues. In time, it will be removed completely and no longer function. There is no direct replacement for this functionality as our focus has moved to deploying Apps on the AIMMS Cloud or on AIMMS PRO on premise, where either a WebUI or PRO-API call is used to interact with models. All data exchanges with xls-files goes via the available functions of AXLL Library which is independent of the need to install Excel locally or server side. If you have concerns about this, please contact us.  

Map V1 and Page Actions V1

Map V1 and Page Actions V1 were deprecated in 2019. Please note that both of these will be fully removed. It's important to upgrade to Map V2 and/or Page Actions V2 in AIMMS 4.73 if you haven't yet. 

Please let me know if this update was useful in the comments below.

Gertjan de Lange
Product Owner


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