simcision 3.0

Structural changes

  • The previous “Elements” are now called “Targets”. “Elements” is now an umbrella term for all network components, i.e. for targets, resources and indices (new).
  • “Incidents” are now called “events”.
  • “Impacts” from actions or events are now called “effects”.
  • “Relations” are now called “Impacts”. “Relations” is now an umbrella term for impacts and flows.
  • The “Variables” area has been renamed “Interventions”.
  • The overall performance in previous models has been converted into an index. The weighting has been removed from the element settings. Instead, targets can now be weighted when calculating the overall performance. Constant influences on resources have been converted into flows.
  • The template “iCONDU (12 targets)” has been renamed “impactation (12 targets)”

New features

Resources in the network

Resources now play a much more flexible role in simcision. They can be placed in the network and linked to other elements in the network via relations. They can be given their own dynamics and assigned colors and images. In other words, they take on the role of fully flexible elements with freely customizable value limits and units.


Indices are a new type of element. In contrast to targets and resources, they do not have their own value, but always calculate their status dynamically from other values in the network. The calculation for this can be compiled using a simple template or determined using a mathematical formula.

Indices open up new possibilities: Previously impossible model types that work with derived values, individual results for evaluation or auxiliary values that trigger events depending on particular system states.


simcision now supports flow relationships. Flows transport values from one element to the next. In contrast to impact relationships, flows are activated in every round, regardless of whether the value of the source element has changed or not. When a flow is activated, it subtracts a value from the source element and adds it to the end element.

Flows can be limited: if the defined limit is reached at the end element or if there is insufficient value in the source element, only part of the defined flow strength is transferred.

Whiteboard mode

The network can now be edited without a menu in the sidebar. Change titles, colors, states, images and units of the elements directly in the mesh. Add images and text to your models directly on your workspace. And create elements easily with the new toolbar, which makes it much easier for you to develop new models.

Formula editor

Mathematical formulas are now easier to edit. Every formula-enabled field can now be opened in our new formula editor: There you can assemble, change and add to any expression. With lists of all available variables, elements, functions and operators, you can keep track of everything you need to create new formulas.

New, simple formula templates are on board: All you have to do is select a calculation path and elements, the system then creates the formula (and the result) itself.

Formulas can still be created in the free formula field as before. However, the operation and visual design of the fields have been revised: related operators (brackets and functions) are visibly highlighted in color and spatially divided into logical units.

As an alternative visualization, complex calculations can be traced step by step in the formula tree. All calculation steps are displayed with intermediate results.

Last but not least: Some new functions and variables are available in the formula field, for example: the variables “Current year” or “Current month”.

Impact matrices

Instead of a single impact matrix, several impact matrices can now be created. This makes it possible to view individual parts of a model. The elements to be considered can be set individually for each impact matrix.

In addition, flow matrices are now also integrated: In the new flow matrices, you can see how strongly the value of individual elements is influenced by their inflows and outflows.

New Info Panels

The info panels of the individual network components have been revised. The contents of the windows can now be shown or hidden via the settings menu – in return, a lot of information is displayed more quickly and is no longer hidden behind tabs. The “Back” button takes you back to the previously opened window.

Net visibility

Elements can now be hidden individually and are then no longer displayed in the network. This is particularly helpful for auxiliary values that do not always have to be displayed visibly.

There is now a menu below the grid to control the grid display. This allows effects and flows to be displayed in a shortened form or hidden completely. The visibility of the central question can also be controlled here.

Further improvements

  • Text, images and videos can now be freely placed in the network.
  • Elements can be converted from one type (target, resource, index) to another via the network element menu.
  • Elements can be moved using the arrow keys.
  • There is a new function in the formula area: The “Previous value” function can read out the value of a calculation in a previous simulation round.
  • Images can be placed in the grid using drag & drop. In elements or freely in the grid.
  • Elements in the grid can be arranged in depth. (Move backwards / move forwards)
  • New variables in the formula area: Current year, Current half year, Current month, Current week, Current day, Current hour, Current minute, Current second, Number of targets, Number of resources, Number of indices, PI, E.
  • An “Active simulation” placeholder can be set in evaluations to link a diagram to the simulation that is currently open. In diagrams with this placeholder, the currently open simulation is always displayed. In this way, dashboards can be prepared that already present the results of a simulation.
  • Several simulations can now be displayed simultaneously in bar charts.
  • The list of effects is now sortable.
  • The sidebars in the “Interventions” area are closed when clicking into the network.
  • Open info popups are closed when switching between areas.
  • In the side menu of the diagrams, a warning is displayed if a diagram axis is selected for which no data is available: If “targets” is selected as the X-axis although no target has been created, a warning is displayed.
  • Member lists of organisations and teams are arranged more consistently.
  • A start area can be defined for published models.
  • The vertical position of the drop-down menus is now adapted to the window in which they are located.
  • In the impact creation menu, the indicators of the elements are no longer displayed; the element description is displayed as a fold-out, no longer in full length.

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