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1.4. Using Excel During Simulation or Optimization

Applies to:
@RISK for Excel 5.x–7.x
RISKOptimizer 5.x (6.x and newer are part of @RISK)
Evolver 5.x–7.x

My simulation or optimization takes some time to run.  During that time, I would like to work on another workbook.  Is there any way I can use Excel for something else during a simulation or optimization?

Yes, you can open a second instance of Excel and do anything in that instance, with one exception: Don't run a Palisade product in that second instance of Excel.  (If you want to work on a workbook that contains @RISK functions, they will all appear in the cells as #NAME.  However, you can edit the formulas in the formula bar, copy/paste formulas, and so on.)

Important: Don't attempt to run any Palisade software in that second instance of Excel.

Last edited: 2015-11-23

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