September 29, 2023

Simulating Controlled and Uncontrolled Reservoir Discharges

Posted by Jason Lillywhite

When simulating ponds and reservoirs in GoldSim, one of the most common types of systems we see are the combination of controlled and uncontrolled discharges. Examples of uncontrolled discharges include evaporation losses and flood flows over a spillway. Examples of controlled discharges include water that is pumped out or flows through an opening in the outlet works. Controlled outflows deliver water to service necessary uses downstream such as irrigation or industrial water demands.

In this blog post, I will walk through the process of setting up this type of model in GoldSim. Hopefully this will provide a good resource for those of you working on conceptual water balance models for your projects.

August 4, 2023

Best Practices for Modeling Interacting Ponds

Posted by Jason Lillywhite

A new demonstration video was posted that can help you improve complex water balance models. In this video, I demonstrate how we can more clearly show the flows within a complex network of ponds.

I do this by comparing the difference between directly defining flows (see image on the left) and keeping actual flows separate from requests that drive the flows (see image on the right). Following these ideas can significantly improve the visualization of the system you are trying to model, especially when you have many flows being passed between components of your system.

July 31, 2023

In-Person GoldSim Training - September 13, 2023

Posted by Jason Lillywhite

I will be teaching a 1-day hands-on GoldSim training course at the upcoming Arizona Hydrological Society's Annual Symposium on September 13 in Flagstaff Arizona. Visit their conference website for more information: GoldSim Workshop – 2023 AHS Symposium. We hope to see you there!

March 8, 2023

Improve Workflow with Shortcut Keys in GoldSim

Posted by Jason Lillywhite

The graphical features of the GoldSim user interface are highly intuitive and easy to use, making it one of the most popular simulation software tools available today. The user-friendly interface allows even novice users to quickly and easily create models, organize their elements into containers, and navigate through them using the built-in browser and navigation tools. With its intuitive interface, GoldSim allows users to focus on the task at hand rather than on the software, which ultimately leads to better results and improved productivity.

But did you know that there are many shortcut keys available that can make your modeling experience even smoother and more efficient? In this blog article, we'll explore some useful shortcut keys in GoldSim. Whether you're a seasoned GoldSim user or just starting out, these shortcuts are sure to save you time and make your modeling experience more enjoyable.

February 27, 2023

GoldSim 14.0 Revision 2 Has Been Released

Posted by Jason Lillywhite

This update includes a number of corrections, reliability improvements and general user-interface enhancements. All users are strongly advised to always use the latest Revision available. Anyone currently with access to GoldSim 14 has access to this Revision.