Styles Demonstration

Content Page Demonstrating Common GoldSim Site Styles

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Calls to Action

Call to action elements, when used on the site, vary widely in terms of stylistic treatment.

Downloads

Download links are sometimes simply text links, as on the GoldSim Player page. On Model Library pages, the download CTA is pulled into a callout, as shown on the right.

For the latest version of the GoldSim product, a button is used within a "jumbotron" (called out, highlighted table). For previous versions of the product, a text link with a download icon is used.

GoldSim 12

Date of Original Product Build (#379): February 10, 2017

(131 MB)

GoldSim 12 Summary Document

*NOTE TO NETWORK ADMINISTRATORS: GoldSim 12 uses a new licensing version (FlexNet toolkit 11.14.0.2 instead of 11.13.1.3). You must first upgrade the new license server and GLSActUtil/vendor daemon for GoldSim 12 to work. Please refer to the Network License Downloads page for instructions and downloads.

GoldSim Version Original Product
Release Date
Latest Product
Update Date
Installation File
GoldSim 11.1* (Update 7) June 3, 2014 November 8, 2016
(11.1.7)
GoldSim_11.1.7_Setup.exe
(128 MB)
GoldSim 11.1 (Update 6) June 3, 2014 August 18, 2016
(11.1.6)
GoldSim_11.1.6_Setup.exe
(128 MB)
GoldSim 11
(Update 8.1)
July 22, 2013 March 3, 2016
(11.0.8.1)
GoldSim_11.0.8.1_Setup.exe
(129 MB)
GoldSim 10.5
(SP7)
December 21, 2010 March 3, 2016
(10.5 SP7)
GoldSim_10.5SP7_Setup.exe (107 MB)

Other

  • The support form CTA (shown on every page, in a fixed position in the lower left) is an embeddable widget managed via GoldSim's support site platform (ZenDesk). Note that available customizations for the widget are fairly limited—e.g., while the position of widget can be changed for desktop, this is not supported for mobile. Additionally, while the color of the widget may be changed, the shape of the "button" cannot.

Callouts and Pull Quotes

The first thoughts and attempts I made to practice [the Monte Carlo Method] were suggested by a question which occurred to me in 1946 as I was convalescing from an illness and playing solitaires. The question was what are the chances that a Canfield solitaire laid out with 52 cards will come out successfully? After spending a lot of time trying to estimate them by pure combinatorial calculations, I wondered whether a more practical method than “abstract thinking” might not be to lay it out say one hundred times and simply observe and count the number of successful plays. This was already possible to envisage with the beginning of the new era of fast computers, and I immediately thought of problems of neutron diffusion and other questions of mathematical physics, and more generally how to change processes described by certain differential equations into an equivalent form interpretable as a succession of random operations. Later … [in 1946, I] described the idea to John von Neumann, and we began to plan actual calculations. Eckhardt, Roger (1987). Stan Ulam, John von Neumann, and the Monte Carlo method, Los Alamos Science, Special Issue (15), 131-137

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The pull quote to the right is a one-off example of a quote embedded in an image; it's currently used on the Resources landing page.

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FAQ Format - Answers

What are the computer requirements for GoldSim?

GoldSim is a Windows® application. Windows Vista, Windows 7 (either 32-bit or 64-bit versions), Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 are the supported operating systems. Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows RT and ARM-based CPUs are not supported. You must have Administrative Privileges on the system and a minimum of 200 MB disk space during the installation process, 100 MB of disk space in the target directory for the installation and 40 MB of free space in Common Files folder 16-bit color depth is required (32-bit recommended).
Learn more: Minimum System Requirements for GoldSim

What is the difference between GoldSim Pro, GoldSim Evaluation, GoldSim Research, GoldSim Academic and GoldSim Player?

GoldSim Pro is the commercial version of GoldSim. GoldSim Evaluation is a fully functional version of GoldSim Pro that expires 30 days after you register it. GoldSim Research is a fully functional license made available at a reduced price to professors and students at qualified academic institutions for research purposes. GoldSim Academic is a restricted license (there is a limit on the size of models) made available for free to professors and students at qualified academic institutions for teaching purposes. GoldSim Player is a free product that allows others to view, edit in a limited way, and run GoldSim models that have been built by others. It provides a mechanism for you to distribute your models to others who do not have a GoldSim license.
Learn more: GoldSim Software Products

What is the best way to quickly get an overview of GoldSim's features and capabilities?

This website includes lots of information to give you an overview of GoldSim's features and capabilities. The best place to start is probably with the GoldSim Quick Tour. After that, it would probably be helpful to browse through a description of common GoldSim applications. If you have a bit more time, you can request an evaluation version. GoldSim comes with an excellent tutorial that walks you through the basic features of the software and quickly gives you some hands-on experience. Finally, you can also request a live web-based demo (see next question below).


Navigation / Content Category Listings

  • Environmental Systems Modeling

    Utilize GoldSim’s unique environmental modeling capabilities to address issues related to ecological and natural resource management, pollution prevention, hazardous waste management, and environmental restoration.

  • Engineered Systems Modeling

    Build integrated models of complex engineered systems to facilitate reliability and risk analyses, and support conceptual design and/or operations.

  • Business Modeling

    Move beyond spreadsheets and project management software to build business models that realistically represent the complex dependencies and uncertainties associated with your organization. Use GoldSim for strategic planning, risk analysis, portfolio analysis, cost modeling, supply chain modeling and financial engineering.


Lists

  • Simulation and GoldSim: Basic questions about simulation in general, as well as basic questions about GoldSim in particular, such as how it differs from other approaches, what platforms it runs on, what applications it can be used for, and who our customers are.
  • Basic GoldSim Features and Capabilities: Questions about the basic features and capabilities of GoldSim.
  • Getting Started and Technical Support: Questions regarding how to get started with GoldSim, as well as our technical support and training programs.
  • GoldSim User Community: Questions regarding the resources available to the GoldSim User Community, including user conferences, the model library, and the knowledge base.
  • Academic and Research Licenses: Questions regarding our Academic and Research License program.
  • Purchasing GoldSim: Questions associated with purchasing GoldSim, as well as legal questions, such as our privacy policy and refund policy.

Link Lists


In-Content Diagrams / Figures

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Colorado River Shortage Probabilities Plot

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Application Showcase Index

Central Arizona Project - Service Area Model

The Central Arizona Project (CAP) manages and delivers more than 1.5 million acre-feet of Colorado River water to the most arid and populated regions of Central and Southern Arizona. As shortages on the Colorado River grow more likely, there is an increasing need for greater clarity on the scale of water challenges and planning uncertainties faced by CAP and its customers. To help address these challenges in an affordable and sustainable manner, CAP has been engaged in a systematic and coordinated effort to expand its planning and analytical capacity through the development of a GoldSim model in conjunction with a Geodatabase. This model helps broaden understanding of supply and demand, explores impacts of big picture phenomena on water use, and examines potential solutions to future challenges. Click on the link below to read more.

A Phosphate Mine Water Model Using GoldSim

Mosaic Company is mining phosphate in central Florida, which is used for fertilizing crops throughout the world. GoldSim was used by Cardno to simulate water management at the mine and also account for nutrient levels in the water and soils. The main objectives of the model are to estimate the probability that the mine would need to discharge water from the mine and/or the nutrient levels would exceed regulation limits. The model takes into account the operations decision making at the various facilities and handling of materials and water. Initial results show the model accurately predicts discharge probabilities and levels by simulating the water management decisions throughout the mine.

Long-Term Water Management Planning in California

Scientists and engineers from the State of California and CH2M Hill developed and applied a screening model, dubbed “CalLite,” to the state’s Central Valley, a hugely important agricultural center that provides almost half the produce consumed in the United States. CalLite simulated water conditions in the valley over an 82-year planning period, taking into consideration reservoir operations and storage options and providing a basis for analysis of alternative water management strategies.

Case Study

Probabilistic Simulation of Large Dam Operations for Water Supply and Flood Control

GoldSim was used to investigate alternative flood operations of Wivenhoe Dam and Somerset Dam located in Queensland Australia following major flooding in the Brisbane River in 2011. Thousands of flood events were generated stochastically, to provide comprehensive stress testing of the existing flood operations procedures of the dams. The approach was found to be valuable in the process of better understanding the ability of the dams to mitigate risk and also identified shortcomings in the conventional design approach to flood estimation.

Case Study


Technical Paper Listings / Previews

R. Stoll1, J. Greeves1, and J. Voss with Predicus LLC, USA; A. Keizur and A. Neir with Golder Associates Inc., USA; N. Saraeva and W. Nutt with Argonne National Laboratory, USA

An Execution Strategy Analysis (ESA) capability and tool is being developed to evaluate alternative execution strategies for future deployment of a consolidated Interim Storage Facility (ISF) using a consent-based siting process per the Administration’s Strategy for the Management and Disposal of Used Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste. Application of an ESA approach not only leverages on but also goes beyond traditional project analysis tools. The ESA tool allows for on-going performance assessment of the evolving project execution plan that takes into account significant assumptions, risks, and uncertainties throughout the project lifecycle. The ESA process and tool are used to support the development of plans, budgets, and alternative execution/ implementation strategies for meeting the goals in the Strategy. The project is being applied in a dynamic probabilistic simulation model using GoldSim.

Publication for the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA-CN-226-34, June 2015

Jerome Massiani with Universita Ca' Foscari di Venezia and Jorg Radeke of Berlin Economics GmbH

Policies toward the diffusion of Electric Vehicles (EV) received a lot of attention in recent years in many developed countries. In this paper, we review different existing models and present a simulation tool for the assessment of EV policies in Germany. This model, which was built in GoldSim incorporates detailed representation of the various technological, behavioral and economical mechanisms that govern the possible diffusion of EV in Germany.

Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Department of Economics Working Paper, ISSN: 1827/3580 No. 02/WP/2013.

John T. Greeves and Ralph Stoll, Predicus LLC
John Tauxe, Neptune and Company

Government and commercial nuclear projects have been criticized for the lack of a formal risk-based decision support tool for use in properly prioritizing large projects with significant uncertainties. Predicus LLC collaborated with the GoldSim Technology Group LLC to develop this state-of-the-art process to address this need for both government and commercial clients. Predicus LLC was supported by Neptune and Company to develop the specific example shown in this paper.

WM2010 Conference, March 7-11,2010

Dan Andersen, CH2M Hill

As population growth increases, additional demands are placed on existing highway systems. Reconfiguring intersections and roadways to limit the number of access points to a particular roadway reduces congestion and has been shown to increase safety.   This paper describes a GoldSim model that was created to try and quantify the environmental benefits (due to reduced emissions) and the economic impacts on businesses in areas where access management techniques were applied.

Link to Paper

R. Gene Stout and John B. Mitchell, Central Michigan University

This paper develops a dynamic model of retirement withdrawal planning that allows retirees and financial planners to improve the probability of retirement portfolio success while simultaneously increasing the average withdrawal rate. The key elements of the model are periodic adjustments of retirement withdrawal rates based on both portfolio performance and remaining life expectancy, and Monte Carlo simulation of both investment returns and mortality. The inclusion of mortality in fixed planning horizon models reduces the probability of retirement-portfolio ruin by almost 50%. When compared to fixed withdrawal rate models, dynamic withdrawal management incorporating mortality reduces the probability of ruin by another 35–40% while increasing average lifetime withdrawal rates by nearly 50%.


Tables

Product Desktop Standalone Enterprise Standalone Concurrent Network
(per seat)
Leased Standalone
(1 year)
GoldSim
Includes 1 year Maintenance and 1 hour live web-based training.
$4450 $6675 $8900 $199/month*
GoldSim Research
All the features and capabilities of a GoldSim, but can only be used by academic researchers. Please view Research license restrictions and terms.
$950 $1425 $1900 N/A
GoldSim Academic
Limited to use for teaching and student research projects. Please view Academic license restrictions and terms.
Free**
GoldSim Player
Allows you to view, navigate, and run an existing GoldSim model.
Free
Product Desktop Standalone Enterprise Standalone Concurrent Network
(per seat)
Leased Standalone
(1 year)
Distributed Processing Module Plus (DP Plus) $2000 $3000 $4000 $80/month*
Reliability Module (RL Professional) $2000 $3000 $4000 $80/month*
Contaminant Transport Module (CT) $2000 $3000 $4000 $80/month*
Radionuclide Transport Module (RT) $9000 $13500 $18000 $375/month*
Product Desktop Standalone Enterprise Standalone Concurrent Network Leased Standalone
Base Price (no modules) $4450 $6675 $8900/seat $199/month*
Annual Maintenance (no modules) after 1st year** $1600 $2400 $3200/seat  
License Duration Perpetual*** Perpetual Perpetual One Year
Share licenses via unlimited license transfers   Yes   Yes
Share licenses (check in/check out) from pool on server     Yes  
 

Position

Per Hour

Per Day

Principal Engineer

$250

$2000

Senior Engineer $200 $1600
Project Engineer $180 $1440

Administrative and Support Staff

$100

$800

 

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