Powersim Solutions

Powersim Studio

4 / 5
2 reviews

Average Ratings

2 Reviews

  • 4 / 5

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Powersim Solutions
  • www.powersimsolutions.com
  • Founded 2001
  • United States

About Powersim Studio

A fully-featured simulation model development environment. Helps you create models and perform simulation runs and analyses.

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Powersim Studio Features

  • 3D Modeling
  • Agent-Based Modeling
  • Continuous Modeling
  • Design Analysis
  • Direct Manipulation
  • Discrete Event Modeling
  • Dynamic Modeling
  • Graphical Modeling
  • Industry Specific Database
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Motion Modeling
  • Presentation Tools
  • Stochastic Modeling
  • Turbulence Modeling

Powersim Studio Reviews

Outstanding system dynamics modeling software

Oct 01, 2010

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Implements the system dynamics methodology but is capable of adding other methods into model variables to perform non system dynamics data handling and mathematical manipulation (e.g. GIS, operations research) via embedded VB Script.

Implements standard MS Windows interface look and feel.

Handles large data sets and large models (thousands of objects, millions of data elements).

Excellent handling of variable dimensionality (units).

Hierarchical modeling features.

Built-in optimization and risk analysis.

Many sample models and tutorials available.

Good built-in user interface tools.

Excellent Interactive Development Environment (IDE).

Communicates with MS Excel and relational databases and SAP.

Has very good debugging and model management tools.

Several licensing options including a Software Development Kit for connection to other tools.

Free fully-featured 30 day test license.

Independent international user group and website.

Cons: I cannot identify any aspect or feature that prevents me from getting my modeling work done. Of course, like all users, I always want Studio to do more! I selfishly would like to see a free crippled 'student' version.

Overall: Excellent. This is the best product currently on the market for large scale system dynamics modeling. The versatility and ability to handle large complex models and data sets is unmatched. Responsiveness of the vendor to technical issues and feature suggestions is outstanding.

Powersim Studio 8 Review

Sep 29, 2010

4 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Overall it is the best System Dynamics Software available. It is able to handle large modeling projects pretty well and has a reasonably good user interface.

Cons: Some features that we would really like to take advantage of such as Stored Runs, while look pretty good on paper do not function well enough to be used. When we report the problems with these features we do not get any feedback from Powersim.

Overall: I would recommend it but with cautions on using some of the advance features.