GoldSim is a powerful and flexible platform for visualizing and dynamically simulating nearly any kind of physical, financial or organizational system. You build a model in an intuitive manner by literally drawing a picture (an influence diagram) of your system. In a sense, GoldSim is like a "visual spreadsheet" that allows you to graphically create and manipulate data and equations. GoldSim moves beyond spreadsheets, however, by making it much easier for you to evaluate how systems evolve over time, and predict their future behavior.
In addition, GoldSim was designed using a modular framework that allows each user to customize their GoldSim package to provide exactly the functionality they need. To support this, several specialized GoldSim extension modules provide additional features or functionality for particular applications. The following modules are currently available:
- The Contaminant Transport Module allows you to simulate the transport of contaminants in the environment.
- The Reliability Module facilitates risk and reliability analysis for complex engineered systems.
- The Financial Module facilitates simulation of financial instruments and processes and risk analysis for business and financial systems.
- The Distributed Processing Module allow you to work more efficiently by running GoldSim models on multiple computers across a network.