August - Subsystem Containers

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This webinar was presented by Jason Lillywhite in September 2012 and again in August 2015. Below is a brief summary and video recording of the presentation. You can also download materials used during the presentation by clicking on the link(s) at the end of the article.

Complex GoldSim models may have hundreds (or even thousands) of elements. In order to manage, organize and view such a model, it is very useful (in fact, essential) to group the elements into subsystems. A subsystem is simply a collection of elements. Subsystems are created in GoldSim by placing elements into Containers. A Container is an element into which other elements have been placed. In a sense, it is like a "folder" or a "box".

Features can be added to containers in order to carry out more advanced functionality within the container. This Webinar will introduce these advanced functions. The topics introduced will include the following:

  • Subsystem
  • Conditionality
  • Internal Clock
  • Looping
  • Protection and Sealing
  • Resources


A webinar presented in 2015 goes beyond the discussion of the basic Container to introduce Container options including independent causality sequence, conditionality, internal clocks, and looping. Each of these concepts will be described within the context of real-world type applications. You will come away from this webinar feeling more confident in your use of subsystem Containers and also knowing when and how to use them.

Webinar presented in August 2015: Download a video recording of the presentation

Webinar presented in September 2012: download file


Download other materials used during presentations:


  • containers
  • subsystem
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