Winter 2009 GoldSim Newsletter
GoldSim's mission is to help you make better decisions in an uncertain
world by providing state-of-the-art software, training and expert
consulting. Our GoldSim simulation software package provides the power, flexibility,
and usability to efficiently simulate and understand the future behavior
of complex systems in business, engineering, and science.
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GoldSim Version 10 Released
Version 10 is finally here! The new version represents a
substantial update to almost every aspect of GoldSim. Some changes
will be apparent and include:
A completely redesigned Dashboard Authoring Module, with a number of new controls (e.g., grid controls, combo boxes) and enhancements to existing controls.
A large number of performance improvements, which will be particularly noticeable when editing and manipulating large models.
Enhanced tool-tips and a new expression editor.
Improvements to Microsoft Excel linkages, including support for Office 2007.
Stair-step interpolation option for look-up tables.
Enhancements to Stochastic elements, including new distributions and enhanced sampling algorithms.
Event importance sampling to facilitate representation of low probability, high consequence events and failures.
New array manipulation functions.
Enhancements to conditional Containers to better support project simulation.
Support for 64-bit operating systems.
Contaminant Tranport Module enhancements, including new features to support simulation of diffusion through partially saturated porous media..
Reliability Module enhancements, including the ability to simulate non-fatal and coupled failure modes.
Performance improvements to the Distributed Processing Module.
The ability to password protect a model file.
There are also many less visible changes to enhance the stability and
performance of GoldSim and lay the framework for further changes in
A complete list of changes can be found in the Summary Document.
All current members of the GoldSim Subscription Program can download the Version 10 installation file
from the GoldSim Resource Center (GRC).
2009 GoldSim User Conference and Training in Seattle, June 22-24
We are pleased to announce that the 2009 GoldSim User Conference
will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 23-24, 2009 in Seattle, Washington.
Prior to the conference, on June 22, we will offer an optional one-day
Basic GoldSim / Refresher training workshop. This workshop will be of
interest to both new users and existing users who want to quickly refresh
their skills. The conference is a terrific opportunity to
increase your knowledge of GoldSim, meet the GoldSim staff, and network
with other GoldSim users.
As always, we have scheduled several social events in the
evenings so that you can enjoy the sights of Seattle while networking with fellow GoldSim users.
Conference details are currently available on our website.
Almost every GoldSim model uses triggering, but what lurks under the
More button? This article and accompanying GRC model explores some of the
lesser-known features that the modeler can use to represent complex
triggering logic in their models.
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