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February 2017







GoldSim 12 Released!

GoldSim 12GoldSim 12 has been under development for over two years and we are very excited about this new version.  There are many new features and modifications in GoldSim 12.  However, the most noticeable thing is the totally updated graphics engine and user interface. Although changes like these don't actually affect how GoldSim carries out simulations, they have a significant affect on how your models look.  Although such changes are easy to discount, their importance should not be underestimated. Being able to explain a model to others is critical, and a clean-looking model with nice graphics simply is much more effective and easy to communicate.  It is also much more enjoyable to work with a tool that has nice graphics and a clean and powerful user interface.

All of the new features are in GoldSim described in detail in the GoldSim 12 Summary Document.

The primary new features were also discussed in a series of four short blog articles over the last several months. This provides a quick way to see what is in GoldSim 12:

·         GoldSim 12 Overview Part I: Updated Graphics and User Interface

·         GoldSim 12 Overview Part II: Updated Behavior or Input and Output Ports

·         GoldSim 12 Overview Part III: New Run Controls

·         GoldSim 12 Overview Part IV: The Pool Element

In addition to an updated Help system to describe all the new features, updated user manuals are installed with the software (in PDF format). Bound manuals can also be ordered directly from (and this is likely to be less expensive than printing and binding them yourself). The manuals will be available on the Amazon website no later than the end of February.

You can download GoldSim 12 directly from the Download Section of the GoldSim website. Note, however, that you will need to enter a new Activation ID to use this version. All users with current Maintenance should have received a new Activation ID for GoldSim 12 (if you have not received it, check with your License Administrator).

New Licensing Option: One Year Lease (Subscription)

In conjunction with the release of GoldSim 12, we are making available a new option to lease GoldSim on an annual basis (rather than purchase a permanent license). This provides a way to reduce your upfront costs when using GoldSim.  In addition, for those users who have long-expired Maintenance, this provides a cost-effective option for accessing GoldSim 12. Your can read about the various licensing options here.

Free Online Training Course Coming Soon

We are currently in the process of replicating the GoldSim training course that we provide in person into an online format. We have been working on this for over a year (it’s a lot of work to put together an effective online course!) and plan to complete it in the second quarter of 2017. The course includes many exercises and examples, and will be linked throughout to a web-based version of the Help system, so you can immediately dive into detailed reference documentation to explore any topic in more detail.

When this course is taught in person, it typically requires three days. However, as on online course, you will be able to move through it at your own pace (and the site will remember where you last left off), so you may take considerably longer to complete the course, or may complete it faster. The Online GoldSim course will be free.

If you want to be contacted when the Course is available, contact us.

Upcoming Webinars

We schedule free monthly webinars to discuss GoldSim applications and expand on various GoldSim features. The webinars are held twice each day (morning and afternoon) to accommodate users worldwide. Upcoming webinars are listed below:


23 February 2017

Effectively Checking for Mass Balance


30 March 2017

Inserting Images into GoldSim


27 April 2017

Modeling Process Flow Loops


25 May 2017

Linking to a Database


29 June 2017

Dynamically Representing Stage-Storage-Area Relationships for Tailings Storage Facilities (Guest Webinar by David Hoekstra of SRK)


27 July 2017

Viewing and Exporting Statistical Results from GoldSim



You can sign up for these webinars here.  If you are interested in providing a guest webinar in the future, contact us.



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