Release Notes for GoldSim® 12.1 Update 1

 

Installing and System Requirements

The installation file for GoldSim 12.1.1 is named “GoldSim_12.1.1_Setup.exe”. The program installs GoldSim 12.1 (including Update 1) and all required pre-requisites on your computer. Existing prior versions of GoldSim 12.1 are automatically identified and updated to this release version (Update 1).

GoldSim 12.1 can be installed in parallel with other GoldSim product releases, such as GoldSim 12.0 or 11.1. You may choose to leave older product versions on your computer if you wish. If you do not want to keep other GoldSim product versions on your computer, it is recommended you uninstall them prior to installing or upgrading any new products. If you install and maintain multiple product versions of GoldSim on your computer, it is recommended that you install the oldest product first (first 11.0 then 11.1 then 12.0 and so on).

Note: You MUST have administrative privileges in order to install GoldSim successfully.

Minimum System Requirements

This release is tested and supported on the following platforms:

The following platforms are also supported and expected to work, but not routinely tested:

Windows XP, Vista and Server 2003 are no longer supported. Itanium and ARM-based versions of Windows are not supported.

Several GoldSim features require a locally installed version of Microsoft Excel®. In general, a GoldSim product supports all versions of Excel officially supported by Microsoft (mainstream support) at the time of the GoldSim product's initial release.

FlexEnabled Software Licensing

As of February 2016, GoldSim products implement software licensing technology from Flexera Software LLC (FlexNet Publisher Toolkit). The following table lists available GoldSim products and their associated FlexNet Publisher (FNP) Toolkit version. When configuring a Flexera FlexNet Publisher License Server, the license server version must be the same version or greater than any vendor daemon's FNP version and the vendor daemon's FNP version must be the same or greater than any GoldSim client's FNP version.

GoldSim Product FNP Toolkit
GoldSim Pro 12.1, 12.1.1 11.14.0.2
GoldSim Pro 12.0 11.14.0.2
GoldSim Pro 11.1 (Update 7) 11.14.0.2
GoldSim Pro 11.1 (Updates 4, 5 and 6) 11.13.1.3
GoldSim Pro 11.0.8, 11.0.8.1 11.13.1.3
GoldSim Pro 10.5 SP6, 10.5 SP7 11.13.1.3
GoldSim License Server Activation Utility (GLSActUtil) v1.1 11.14.0.2
GoldSim License Server Activation Utility (GLSActUtil) v1.0 11.13.1.3
GoldSim Vendor Daemon (GTG.exe) v1.1 11.14.0.2
GoldSim Vendor Daemon (GTG.exe) v1.0 11.13.1.3

For more information about Network License Server, refer to "GoldSim License Server - Installation, Configuration, Basic Maintenance and Operations."

Getting Help with the GoldSim Installation

For problems regarding the installation and setup process of the GoldSim software, please submit a support request via the GoldSim Help Desk. Detailed information on how to contact GoldSim Technology Group can be found on the Contact Page on our website.

 

Release Notes GoldSim 12.1

Enhancements and Corrections in 12.1.1 (#146)

GoldSim 12.1.1 is a maintenance release (Update 1) of GoldSim 12.1. It was released on November 1, 2018. 

 

New in GoldSim 12.1 (#106)

GoldSim 12.1 was released on June 27, 2018. It is a major new version and introduces numerous new features and capabilities to GoldSim, as well as many enhancements and corrections. For an overview of new features and changes, please refer to document GoldSim 12.1 Summary.pdf. A link is available in the GoldSim 12.1 program group in the Windows start menu.

New features are described below:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 12.1

 

Release Notes GoldSim 12.0

New in GoldSim 12.0 (Build #379)

GoldSim 12.0 was released on February 13, 2017.   It is a major new version and introduces numerous new features and capabilities to GoldSim, as well as many enhancements and corrections. For an overview of new features and changes, please refer to document GoldSim 12.0 Summary.pdf. A link is available in the GoldSim 12.0 program group in the Windows start menu.

New features are described below:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 12.0

 

Release Notes GoldSim 11.1

Enhancements and Corrections in 11.1.7

GoldSim 11.1.7 is a maintenance release (update 7) of GoldSim 11.1. It was released on November 8, 2016. 

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 11.1.6

GoldSim 11.1.6 is a maintenance release (update 6) of GoldSim 11.1. It was released on August 8, 2016. 

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 11.1.5

GoldSim 11.1.5 is a maintenance release (update 5) of GoldSim 11.1. GoldSim 11.1.5 was released on March 3, 2016. 

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 11.1.4

GoldSim 11.1.4 is a maintenance release (update 4) of GoldSim 11.1. GoldSim 11.1.4 was released on February 12, 2016. Enhancements and corrections in this version are listed below:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 11.1.3

GoldSim 11.1.3 is a maintenance release (update 3) of GoldSim 11.1. It was released on September 21, 2015. Enhancements and corrections in this version are listed below:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 11.1.2

GoldSim 11.1.2 is a maintenance release (update 2) of GoldSim 11.1. It was released on November 18, 2014. Enhancements and corrections in this version are listed below:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 11.1.1

GoldSim 11.1.1 is a maintenance release (update 1) of GoldSim 11.1. It was released on August 21, 2014. Enhancements and corrections in this version are listed below:

 

New in GoldSim 11.1

GoldSim 11.1 was released on June 3, 2014. Features new in v11.1 are described below:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 11.1

 

Release Notes GoldSim 11.0

Enhancements and Corrections in 11.0.8.1

GoldSim 11.0.8.1 is a maintenance release of GoldSim 11.0. GoldSim 11.0.8.1 was released on March 3, 2016. 

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 11.0.8

GoldSim 11.0.8 is a maintenance release (update 8) of GoldSim 11.0. It was released on February 12, 2016. 

 

Corrections in 11.0.7

GoldSim 11.0.7 was released on February 18, 2014. Corrections since GoldSim 11.0.6 are listed below:

 

Corrections in 11.0.6

GoldSim 11.0.6 was released on January 28, 2014. Corrections since GoldSim 11.0.5 are listed below:

 

Corrections in 11.0.5

GoldSim 11.0.5 was released on January 21, 2014. Corrections since GoldSim 11.0.4 are listed below:

 

Corrections in 11.0.4

GoldSim 11.0.4 was released on January 17, 2014. Corrections since GoldSim 11.0.3 are listed below:

 

Corrections in 11.0.3009

GoldSim 11.0.3009 was released on December 17, 2013 to address the following issues:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 11.0.3

GoldSim 11.0.3 was released on November 4, 2013.  Some of the most notable corrections since GoldSim 11.0.2 are listed below:

 

 Enhancements and Corrections in 11.0.2

GoldSim 11.0.2 was released on September 5, 2013.  Some of the most notable corrections since GoldSim 11.0 are listed below:

 

New in GoldSim 11

GoldSim 11 was released on July 22, 2013.  It is a major new version and introduces numerous new features and capabilities to GoldSim, as well as many enhancements and corrections. For an overview of new features and changes, please refer to document GoldSim 11 Summary.pdf. A link is available in the GoldSim 11 program group in the Windows start menu.

Some of the most notable new features and capabilities are listed below:

 

Release Notes GoldSim 10.5

Enhancements and Corrections in 10.5 SP7

GoldSim 10.5 SP7 is a maintenance release of GoldSim 10.5. GoldSim 10.5 SP7 was released on March 3, 2016. 

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 10.5 SP6

GoldSim 10.5 SP6 is a maintenance release of GoldSim 10.5. It was released on February 12, 2016. 

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 10.5 SP5

GoldSim 10.5 SP5 was released on September 27, 2013.  GoldSim 10.5 SP5 is a cumulative update (includes all improvements and corrections found in earlier 10.5 service packs).

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 10.5 SP4

GoldSim 10.5 SP4 was released on June 28, 2013.  GoldSim 10.5 SP4 is a cumulative update (includes all improvements and corrections found in earlier 10.5 service packs).

The most important issues corrected in GoldSim 10.5 SP4 are listed below:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 10.5 SP3

GoldSim 10.5 SP3 was released on September 28, 2012. GoldSim 10.5 SP3 is a cumulative update (includes all improvements and corrections found in SP1 and SP2).

The most important issues corrected in GoldSim 10.5 SP3 are listed below:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 10.5 SP2

GoldSim 10.5 SP2 was released on September 22, 2011. GoldSim 10.5 SP2 corrects a number of issues with GoldSim 10.5 SP1.

The most important issues corrected in GoldSim 10.5 SP2 are listed below:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 10.5 SP1

GoldSim 10.5 SP1 was released on April 13, 2011.  GoldSim 10.5 SP1 introduces a few new features and corrects a number of issues with GoldSim 10.5.

 

New in GoldSim 10.5

GoldSim 10.5 was released on December 21, 2010.  GoldSim 10.5 introduces a number of new features and capabilities to GoldSim.

In addition to these Release Notes, a more detailed document that summarizes the major new features in GoldSim 10.5 is provided in the Start Menu (under All Programs | GoldSim 10.5 | Version 10.5 Summary).  It is strongly recommended that all existing GoldSim users read this document!

Enhancements and corrections in this version are listed below:

 

Release Notes GoldSim 10.11

Enhancements and Corrections in 10.11 SP4

GoldSim 10.11 SP4 was released on August 26, 2010.  GoldSim 10.11 SP4 is a minor upgrade which corrects problems found in GoldSim 10.11 SP3:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 10.11 SP3

GoldSim 10.11 SP3 was released on July 27, 2010.  GoldSim 10.11 SP3 is a minor upgrade which corrects problems found in GoldSim 10.11 SP2:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 10.11 SP2

GoldSim 10.11 SP2 was released on June 18, 2010.  GoldSim 10.11 SP2 is a minor upgrade which corrects some problems found in GoldSim 10.11 SP1:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 10.11 SP1

GoldSim 10.11 SP1 was released on April 2, 2010.  GoldSim 10.11 SP1 is a minor upgrade which corrects some problems found in GoldSim 10.11:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 10.11

GoldSim 10.11 was released on February 25, 2010.  GoldSim 10.11 is a minor upgrade consisting of several minor new features, as well as bug fixes and some computational improvements.

The most important changes in GoldSim 10.11 are as follows:

 

New in GoldSim 10.1

GoldSim 10.1 was released on January 11, 2010.  GoldSim 10.1 introduces a number of new features and capabilities to GoldSim.

In addition to these Release Notes, a more detailed document that summarizes the major new features in GoldSim 10.1 is provided in the Start Menu (under All Programs | GoldSim 10.1 | Version 10.1 Summary).  It is strongly recommended that all existing GoldSim users read this document!

The most important changes in GoldSim 10.11 are as follows:

 

Release Notes GoldSim 10

Enhancements and Corrections in 10.02

GoldSim 10.02 was released on September 15, 2009.  GoldSim 10.02 fixes a number of bugs in GoldSim 10 SP2 (and earlier GoldSim versions). More importantly, it makes some modifications to GoldSim’s Latin Hypercube Sampling algorithm, as well as the manner in which nested Monte Carlo (probabilistic SubModels) are treated.  These changes are not described in the Help documentation (this will be updated in the next major release).  Rather, they are described in a PDF document that is installed with the software.  The document can be accessed via the Start Menu (under All Programs | GoldSim 10 | GoldSim 10.01 Summary). 

Additionally, GoldSim 10.02 corrected a bug in 10.01 that affected the CT/RT module.  If Cell elements used time-varying amounts of media, and no other properties of the Cells changed with time, the changes in the media amounts would be only partially captured by GoldSim.

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 10.0 SP2a

GoldSim 10 Service Pack 2 was released on April 29, 2009.  GoldSim 10 SP2 fixes several potentially significant bugs in GoldSim 10 SP1 (and earlier GoldSim versions), and also addresses some minor issues.

GoldSim 10 Service Pack 2a was released on July 23, 2009.  GoldSim 10 SP2a fixes no bugs in GoldSim; in fact, the GoldSim binary files, including the executable files, were not changed at all.  Instead, GoldSim 10 SP2a adds some runtime system and licensing files that need to be present on certain computers in order for the GoldSim application to launch and run.  If GoldSim 10 SP2 is launching and running on a given computer system, there is no need to install GoldSim 10 SP2a.

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 10.0 SP1

GoldSim 10 Service Pack 1 was released on March 11, 2009.  GoldSim 10 SP1 fixes three potentially significant bugs in GoldSim 10, and also addresses some minor issues that can arise when editing a model file.

 

New in GoldSim 10

GoldSim 10 was released on February 18, 2009.  GoldSim 10 includes a large number of major enhancements, as well as a significant number of general improvements and minor bug corrections to GoldSim 9.60 in order to improve performance and stability.

In addition to these Release Notes, a more detailed document that summarizes the major new features in GoldSim 10 is provided in the Start Menu (under All Programs | GoldSim 10 | Version 10 Summary).  It is strongly recommended that all existing GoldSim users read this document!

Major Features and Improvements to the GoldSim Framework:

Contaminant Transport Module Enhancements and Changes

GoldSim 10 includes a number of significant enhancements to the Contaminant Transport Module:

Reliability Module Enhancements and Changes

GoldSim 10 includes a number of significant enhancements to the Reliability Module:

Distributed Processing Module Enhancements

Two important improvements were made to the Distributed Processing Module:

Dashboard Authoring Module Enhancements

One of the more significant sets of enhancements included in GoldSim 10 are changes to the Dashboard Authoring Module. The most important of these are listed below.

Additional Minor Enhancements

A large number of minor modifications were also implemented.  The most notable of these are:

 

Release Notes GoldSim 9.60

New in GoldSim 9.60 SP5

GoldSim 9.60 SP5 (Service Pack 5) was released on February 24, 2010.  However, anyone with a Subscription that did not expire before January 30, 2008 will be able to run this version.

Effective in the Spring of 2010, licenses for GoldSim versions prior to 9.60 SP5 will no longer be valid.  GoldSim 9.60 is several years old, and has been superseded by other versions.  However, a number of organizations have legacy GoldSim 9.60 models, and GoldSim 9.60 SP5 was released in order to extend the duration for which GoldSim 9.60 licenses will be valid.  GoldSim 9.60 SP5 also uses the newest licensing software version (as of February 2010), which is fully compatible with the current GoldSim release version as of February 2011 (GoldSim 10.11).

Other than for the licensing changes, and a number of bug fixes (also provided in 9.60 SP4 HotFix 1), GoldSim 9.60 SP5 is functionally identical to GoldSim 9.60 SP4. 

Installing GoldSim 9.60 SP5

Prior to installing GoldSim 9.60 SP5, you should uninstall any prior version of GoldSim 9.60 that is on your computer.

When you download from the GoldSim Web site, an installation file called GS9605.exe will be copied to a folder that you select on your computer.  You should have at least 200 MB of disk space available before downloading.

Once you have downloaded GS9605.exe, simply double-click on it to install GoldSim on your machine.  Once GoldSim is installed, you can delete the installation file.

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 9.60 SP4

GoldSim 9.60 SP4 (Service Pack 4) was released on January 30, 2008.  GoldSim 9.60 SP4 includes some minor feature enhancements and several bug corrections to GoldSim 9.60 SP3.  All reported bugs were corrected, with the exception of some minor user-interface issues.  Specific items that were modified include:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 9.60 SP3

GoldSim 9.60 SP3 (Service Pack 3) was released on November 16, 2007.  GoldSim 9.60 SP3 includes some minor feature enhancements and several bug corrections to GoldSim 9.60 SP2.  All reported bugs were corrected, with the exception of some minor user-interface issues.  Specific items that were modified include:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 9.60 SP2

GoldSim 9.60 SP2 (Service Pack 2) was released on July 15, 2007.  GoldSim 9.60 SP2 includes some minor feature enhancements and a number of bug corrections to GoldSim 9.60 SP1.  All reported bugs were corrected, with one exception (dragging text from one GoldSim input field and dropping it into another input field can cause a crash).  Specific items that were modified include:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 9.60 SP1

GoldSim 9.60 SP1 (Service Pack 1) was released on April 20, 2007.  GoldSim 9.60 SP1 includes some minor feature enhancements and a number of bug corrections to GoldSim 9.60.  Specific items that were modified include:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in GoldSim 9.60

GoldSim 9.60 was released on March 9, 2007.  GoldSim 9.60 includes a number of major enhancements, as well as a significant number of general improvements and minor bug corrections to GoldSim 9.50 in order to improve performance and stability.

Note that GoldSim 9.60 no longer supports old-style Table elements. Users who wish to convert old-style Table elements into the new (reference-only) style should first open their models in GoldSim 9.50, which has an option for automatic conversion of old-style Table elements (just edit each Table element and press the “Convert…” button).  Converting old-style Table elements for use in GoldSim 9.60 is discussed in detail in a brief document that can be found in the Start Menu (under All Programs | GoldSim 9.60 | Release Info | Converting to 9.6).

The most significant changes included in GoldSim 9.60 are listed below:

  

Release Notes GoldSim 9.50

Enhancements and Corrections in GoldSim 9.50

GoldSim 9.50 was released on October 8, 2006.  GoldSim 9.50 includes a large number of major enhancements (including 10 new elements), as well as a significant number of general improvements and minor bug corrections to GoldSim 9.21 in order to improve performance and stability.

In addition to these Release Notes, a more detailed document that summarizes the major new features in GoldSim 9.50 is provided in the Start Menu (under All Programs | GoldSim 9.50 | Release Info | Summary of New Features).  It is strongly recommended that all existing GoldSim users read this document!

Major New Features

The most significant changes included in GoldSim 9.50 are listed below:

 

Release Notes GoldSim 9.2

Enhancements and Corrections in GoldSim 9.21

GoldSim 9.21 was released on April 28, 2006.  GoldSim 9.21 includes several minor enhancements, particularly to time history result elements and plots, as well as a significant number of general improvements and minor bug corrections to GoldSim 9.20 in order to improve performance and stability.

The most significant changes and corrections included in GoldSim 9.21 are listed below:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in GoldSim 9.20

GoldSim 9.20 was released on January 18, 2006.  GoldSim 9.20 provides a number of enhancements to the Contaminant Transport and Radionuclide Transport (CT and RT) modules, as well as some general improvements and corrections to GoldSim 9.10 SP2.  It also incorporates significant enhancements to the performance and stability of linkages to Excel spreadsheets.

One significant bug was corrected in GoldSim 9.20.  This bug, which has existed since GoldSim 9.00, affected the CT and RT modules’ Pipe and Network pathway elements.  An error would occur with these elements if either a material property or an outflow rate changed during a simulation.  The result of the error was that any contaminant masses introduced to the pathway during the timestep preceding the change, and which had not yet been discharged from the pathway, would be lost from the system.

GoldSim 9.20 provides the following new features for the CT and RT modules:

In addition, a number of minor corrections and upgrades were made to GoldSim.

Source Element Conversion

The GoldSim CT Module’s Source element was modified in GoldSim 9.20 so as to make the logic of “Associated Cells” much clearer.  As discussed in the GoldSim Contaminant Transport Module User’s Guide, Associated Cells and their interconnecting flux links are automatically scaled in proportion to the number of failed Source containers.  Prior to GoldSim 9.20, any Cell in the same Container as a Source was automatically designated an Associated Cell (unless the user manually edited the Cell and deactivated the association).

As of GoldSim 9.20, the Source element acts as a container.  This means that other elements can be placed inside a Source element.  There are two purposes for this change:

When a pre- 9.20 model that used Source elements is first loaded, a dialog will appear that summarizes the number of Source elements and their Associated Cells.  Before the model can be run using GoldSim 9.20 (or higher), each associated Cell must be moved into its associated Source.  This can typically be done by dragging and dropping it onto the Source.  If the Cell is in a different container than the Source, right-click on it and select the Move option.  (Note: if the elements that are moved are inside a localized Container, and they have outputs that are exposed on the localized Container, these outputs will have to be re-exposed after the elements are moved).

Optionally, other elements can also be moved inside a Source element.  However, Source elements cannot contain other Source elements.

 

Release Notes GoldSim 9.1

Enhancements and Corrections in 9.10 SP2

Service Pack 2 (SP2): GoldSim 9.10 SP2 was released on November 11, 2005, to correct the following problems:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in 9.10 SP1

Service Pack 1 (SP1): GoldSim 9.10 SP1 was released on November 4, 2005, to correct the following problems:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in GoldSim 9.10:

GoldSim 9.10 was released on September 25, 2005.  GoldSim 9.10 provides a new GoldSim module, the Reliability (RL) module, as well as some enhancements and correction to GoldSim 9.00 SP1.

The Reliability Module provides a number of powerful features for simulating the performance of complex engineered systems.  See the Reliability Module product page on the GoldSim web site for additional details.  All licensed GoldSim users have access to the RL module, however unless an RL-specific license is acquired no more than ten (10) of the new RL elements can be used in a model.

GoldSim 9.10 also provides the following new features:

 

In addition, a number of minor corrections and upgrades were made.  Items of note include the following:

 

Release Notes GoldSim 9.0

Enhancements and Corrections in GoldSim 9 SP1

 Service Pack 1 (SP1): GoldSim 9.00 SP1 was released on June 21, 2005.  Some of the problems fixed in GoldSim 9.00 SP1 are:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in GoldSim 9.00:

GoldSim 9.00 was released on May 24, 2005.  GoldSim 9 provides a number of significant new features, including the following:

In addition to these major changes, GoldSim 9 also includes a large number of smaller improvements and modifications, as well as a number of bug fixes.  As pointed out above, in addition to these Release Notes, a more detailed document that summarizes the modifications in GoldSim 9,  and discusses any issues related to converting model files from GoldSim 8 is provided in the Start Menu (under All Programs | GoldSim 9.0 | Release Info | Converting v8 Models).  It is strongly recommended that all existing GoldSim users read this document!

 

Release Notes GoldSim 8.0

Enhancements and Corrections in GoldSim 8.02 SP4

Service Pack 4 (SP4): GoldSim 8.02 SP4 was released on March 25, 2005.  Some of the problems fixed in GoldSim 8.02 SP4 are:

Service Pack 3 (SP3): GoldSim 8.02 SP3 was released on December 9, 2004.  Some of the problems fixed in GoldSim 8.02 SP3 are:

Click here for a complete list of changes.

Service Pack 2 (SP2): GoldSim 8.02 SP2 was released on September 13, 2004.  GoldSim 8.02 SP2 corrects a minor calculation-sequencing problem found in SP1, and modifies the standard run-log file format to reduce the number of unimportant messages that are recorded.

Service Pack 1 (SP1): GoldSim 8.02 SP1 was released on August 20, 2004.  GoldSim 8.02 SP1 corrects a significant CT-module bug plus some minor problems found in GoldSim 8.02, and adds two new features.  The significant changes are:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in GoldSim 8.02:

GoldSim 8.02 was released on June 25, 2004.  GoldSim 8.02 combines all previous service packs and adds a small number of additional corrections and additions.

 

Enhancements and Corrections in GoldSim 8.01

Service Pack 6 (SP6): Service Pack 6 for GoldSim 8.01 was released on May 28, 2004.  SP6 includes three fixes:

Service Pack 5 (SP5): Service Pack 5 for GoldSim 8.01 was released on April 22, 2004.  SP5 includes a number of minor fixes, plus the following:

Service Pack 4 (SP4): Service Pack 4 for GoldSim 8.01 was released on March 19, 2004.  SP4 includes a number of minor fixes, plus the following:

Service Pack 3 (SP3): Service Pack 3 for GoldSim 8.01 was released on February 23, 2004.  Note that it is NOT file-compatible with the previous two 8.01 Service Packs.  Users wishing to read GoldSim files saved using SP3 will need to install SP3 or a later version of GoldSim.  SP3 includes a number of minor fixes, plus the following

Significant CT/RT Changes

 

Release Notes GoldSim 7.5

Enhancements and Corrections in GoldSim 7.51.2

 

Enhancements and Corrections in GoldSim 7.51.1

 

Enhancements and Corrections in GoldSim 7.51

Major Changes in 7.51:

Significant CT/RT Changes:

Significant Solved Problems/Bugs in 7.51

 

Release Notes GoldSim 7.4

Enhancements and Corrections in GoldSim 7.40

This version is a minor release with only a few modifications from GoldSim 7.30. 

Note, however, that GoldSim 7.30 was a major new release with a large number of new features.  If you are upgrading from a version previous to 7.30, you should read the 7.30 Upgrade Document.  This document discusses some of the key changes in GoldSim 7.30, identifies those cases in which your results may be different from those generated by previous versions, and identifies those cases where old models may be invalid in the new version.

Major Changes in 7.40

This version contains the following notable new features:

Minor Changes in 7.40

GoldSim 7.40 also includes a number of minor changes, the most significant of which are as follows:

Solved Problems/Bugs

GoldSim 7.40 addresses several minor bugs, the most significant being the following:

 

Release Notes GoldSim 7.3

Enhancements and Corrections in GoldSim 7.30.1

GoldSim 7.30 is a major new release with a large number of new features.  GoldSim 7.30 was previously released as a beta version (7.30.0) to a limited number of users for testing.  GoldSim 7.30.1 is a point release that addresses problems uncovered during beta testing. 

In addition to adding new features, some of the terminology in GoldSim has changed, and there have been some modifications to the underlying philosophy on which the software is based.  Most importantly, due to improvements in some of the algorithms, some existing models will compute (slightly) different answers with the new version.  In some rare cases, old models will need to be modified slightly before they will run in the new version. 

The changes have been documented in detail in an updated version of the user’s manual.  Because the changes are so significant, all users should update their documentation.  The significant changes are outlined below, and where appropriate, references are made to pages in the manual.

In addition, to make the migration to GoldSim 7.30 easier, a 7.30 Upgrade Document has been produced.  It is highly recommended that existing users read this document before using GoldSim 7.30.  The document discusses some of the key changes, identifies those cases in which your results may be different from those generated by previous versions, and identifies those cases where old models may be invalid in the new version.

Changes in Terminology

A number of modifications to GoldSim terminology have been made:

Major Changes

This version contains a large number of major new features:

Minor Changes

GoldSim 7.30 also includes a significant number of minor changes, the most significant of which are as follows:

Solved Problems/Bugs

GoldSim 7.30 addresses a large number of minor bugs, the most significant being the following:

 

Release Notes GoldSim 7.2

Enhancements and Corrections in 7.21 SP2

This version is a point release with minor modifications from GoldSim 7.21.  Note that while 7.21 SP2 is a verified version of GoldSim, the Player is still considered a beta version and is not verified.

 

Enhancements and Corrections in GoldSim 7.21 (Beta version)

GoldSim 7.21 incorporates several significant new features and internal modifications.  As a result it is treated as a beta version, even though it has been verified.  Users requiring the highest degree of confidence are advised to wait until the first point release (likely to be 7.21.100) before installing it.

Major Changes

Minor Changes

GoldSim 7.21 addresses a significant number of minor changes, including:

Solved Problems/Bugs

GoldSim 7.21 addresses a number of bugs, including:

 

Release Notes GoldSim 7.1

Enhancements and Corrections in GoldSim 7.17 SP1 and SP2

These versions are point releases with minor modifications from GoldSim 7.17:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in GoldSim 7.17

GoldSim 7.17 is a point release with several minor modifications from GoldSim 7.15.  These include:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in GoldSim 7.15

GoldSim 7.15 is a point release with several minor modifications from GoldSim 7.12.  These include:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in GoldSim 7.12

GoldSim 7.12 is a point release with only minor modifications from GoldSim 7.11.  These include:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in GoldSim 7.11

GoldSim 7.11 is a point release with only minor modifications from GoldSim 7.10.  These include:

 

Enhancements and Corrections in GoldSim 7.10

A large number of new features and modifications have been made to GoldSim 7.10.  The key changes are highlighted below.

Major Changes

Minor Changes and Bug Fixes

 

Release Notes GoldSim 7.0

Corrections in GoldSim 7.01

 

Enhancements and Corrections in GoldSim 7.0

Major Changes

Minor Changes and Solved Problems/Bugs:

 

Release Notes GoldSim 6.0

Enhancements and Corrections in 6.04.007

 

Enhancements and Corrections in GoldSim 6.04

Over 100 new features and modifications have been made to GoldSim 6.04.  The key changes are highlighted below.

New Features

Solved Problems/Bugs

 

Enhancements and Corrections in GoldSim 6.03

New Features

Solved Problems/Bugs

 

Enhancements and Corrections in GoldSim 6.02

New Features

The GoldSim 6.02 install process will automatically upgrade any necessary Windows DLL files on your system. It will add support for ODBC database connectivity if it is not already present.

Solved Problems/Bugs

 

Fun fact: GoldSim was initially released as GoldSim 6.0, a tribute to its predecessor RIP (Repository Integration Program), a DOS program retired at version 5.2. See our blog for a more detailed history of GoldSim.

 

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