1. Modeling
  2. New modeling experience
  3. What's new in modeling?

We've added new features to improve your model building experience, while keeping those features we know you love.

Navigation

Both model builders and users can switch between models in different workspaces with just a few clicks. Using a navigation bar, you can move around your models with ease.

The navigation bar that runs horizontally along the top of the browser window. On the left, there's an Anaplan logo in the shape of the letter A, with the label 1. Then the Application menu, with Models selected; this has the label 2. Then a breadcrumb displays the workspace and model, with the label 3. On the right side, from right to left, capital initials display with the label 5, then a question mark with the label 4, then notification and search icons, unlabeled.

You can perform these tasks from the navigation bar:

  1. Go to the Home page.
  2. Switch between applications.
  3. Change models. 
  4. Access Help resources.
  5. Access your account, and log off.

New model settings bar

Model builders can quickly view the model settings from a dedicated model settings bar. Previously, you accessed model settings from the Model Settings panel.

A model with the model settings bar expanded so both icons and labels display.

When you first open a model in the New Modeling Experience, both icons and labels display in the bar. You can collapse the bar so it only displays icons, and expand it again if you want to view the labels.

Learn more about how to configure models from the model settings bar.

Search and navigate

Navigate your model with Model search. Either select Model search in the model settings bar or use a keyboard shortcut to open model search. Press Ctrl+Shift+F for Windows or Cmd+Shift+F for Macs. 

Enter a search term to find model components, such as modules, saved views, lists, list properties, list subsets, line items, line item subsets, and dashboards. The search results display component names that match your term, along with the component type and location.

New formula editor

The new formula editor includes syntax highlighting to make it easier for you to build complex formulas. You can dock the editor vertically as well as horizontally by selecting or . You can also resize the editor by hovering your cursor over the top or the side of the editor, and dragging the blue line.

The image displays the formula editor at the bottom of the screen in Anaplan's new model experience.

Find out more in Add formulas using the formula editor.

Lists open in tabs for easier modeling

You can open lists and line item subsets as individual tabs, in the same way as you open modules and dashboards, making modeling easier.

Link to objects in a model

You can copy the URL for modules, lists, dashboards, and other model objects and paste the URL into a browser to go directly to the object. You can embed the URL into a web page as a link. Or you could send the URL to a colleague and they can paste it into a browser, if they have the right permissions.

New look Contents

As well as a new look to Contents, individual saved views are highlighted when you select them. Previously, the whole group of views was selected.

Use the dashboard toolbar

In Classic Anaplan, you can select the tab to open the dashboard toolbar. To show the toolbar in the new modeling experience:

  • For Windows, right-click the dashboard tab.
  • For Macs, Control+click or double-tap the dashboard tab, then select Show/hide dashboard toolbar.

Model size and cell count

You can see model size and cell count by hovering over in the model settings bar. Previously this was a toggle at the top of the Model Settings pane.

New way to access the Model Map

Open the Model Map by selecting instead of the tab at the top of the screen.

Disclaimer

We may update our documentation occasionally, but will only do so in a way that does not negatively affect the features and functionality of the Anaplan service.