The Ventity 4.6 beta is primarily an under-the-hood performance enhancement, with a few bug fixes and feature improvements as well. The primary feature enhancements are to Process List actions, making it easier to restrict the number of iterations, and much faster to make small randomized selections from large entity collections. This version is stable in
Ventity 4.5 is now available for download or upgrade. There are some further performance improvements over 4.4, as well as a few critical bug fixes to the Initial() and DelayInformation() functions. A number of minor bugs have been fixed as well, including the occasional tendency of autocomplete to delete left parentheses when adding variables to
Ventity extends the System Dynamics paradigm with a number of features that enable dynamic cohorts, agents, networks and other hybrid simulation features. However, Ventity is pretty great for simple, aggregate dynamic models, too. You don’t need to know about its advanced features to put the entity architecture to good use by automating suites of policy
This is a full version 4 release. There are no major new features beyond the many introduced in the v4 beta. The emphasis is on speed and memory improvements in the simulation engine. Diagram tool behavior is a little more Vensim-like, with fewer clicks required to accomplish some tasks, and the toolbar now includes a
This is a preliminary version 4 release. New features and improvements: Vector export of charts Slider moves in large models interrupt and restart the current simulation, reducing lag Bar charts Save sliders as a dataset Navigation history for moving forward-back through model diagrams “Select all” for savelists Action logging Macros Components Diagram bounding box and
This video explores a simple epidemic model, parameterized for a community confronting coronavirus. The video is in Vensim, but we’ve now translated the model to Ventity: Community corona 8.zip There’s another copy at metasd.com, where you can share comments. Also, check back here for updates to the model and a companion video, to be released
This is a minor maintenance release. Adds string functions for attribute initialization. Fixes license grace period. Improves consistency of computation when actions are triggered by random events at start of period. Reduces flicker in GIS visualization rendering. Provides control-drag for drawing initial arrows between stocks. Improves lat-lon defaults for GIS visualization with fixed coordinates. Improves
This is a minor maintenance release, but it brings substantial improvements to the beta GIS visualizer. See the Help System for details.
We’re pleased to announce the release of Ventity 3.0. There are many small improvements, plus two big new features: user-defined custom macros: and a visualizer for geospatial data: Check it out!
This video covers Ventity’s features for importing Vensim models.0:00 – a quick overview of the import feature and how we think about it1:37 – importing a simple model of stock management18:05 – importing a more complex, subscripted competitive market model