Getting Started with Powersim Studio

Get started building models with our instructional videos.  

Each video is between 2 and 15 minutes long and will give you a quick introduction on how to use the Powersim Studio modelling tools 

You should start by downloading Powersim Studio Demo or Powersim Studio Express.

Getting started videos

Start a new model using the Wizard

This Getting Started video covers the following topics;

  • Starting Powersim Studio
  • Create a new simulation model using the New Project Wizard
  • Choosing Normal or Advanced user interface

Choosing Calendar

This video demonstrates how to choose and edit calendar settings.

It covers how we perceive accuracy of having 360 days in a year, and why you normally will benefit from using the Bank calendar in your simulation.

Linking two variables

Demonstrates how to create and connect two variables. Also covers creating a straight link, using Auto Reports and how to apply a slider control to a constant, allowing for user input for the constant.

Defining Units

A simple introduction to units in Powersim StudioLearn how to apply units to your variables, how to build units, combine different units and how to resolve error messages related to units.

Series variables for user input

This video shows how to use a time graph for user input of a time series. Except for the input variable, the model does not use series variables.

Series Variables

The first half of the video shows how to make a model where all variables are series variables. Then feedback is added, and you see how to take input from a non-series variable into a feedback loop made of series variables.

Simple Arrays

Learn how a scalar model can be converted to an arrayed model. The Dimensions field is used to define a single numerical dimension, going from 1 to 3 using numbers like “1..3”. 

Arrays continued

This video continues the simple arrays video, and covers how to define Global Ranges and the different types of ranges in Powersim Studio:

  • Numerical Subranges
  • Enumerations
  • Dynamic Excel Ranges It also covers use of Index Variables.

Read from Excel

A simple demonstration of how to use the Drag and Drop method to create a new variable linking to data in Excel. Using the XLDATA function.

Oil & Gas Upstream model

The video shows the Oil & Gas Upstream model that uses components. This is a rather comprehensive model will show how you can integrate long-term planning of oil and gas while taking financial aspects into consideration. You can find this demonstration model as a Sample model in the Samples section of Powersim Studio.

Inside the Oil & Gas Upstream model

How to replace one of the sub models in the Oil & Gas Upstream model with a newer version from the component library, and how to re-arrange the models by removing the Cut-off model and associated models. In this new scenario, the information flow will have to go directly between the remaining models.

Creating the Oil & Gas Upstream model

The first steps to making a model based on components using several instances of Powersim Studio, and drag and drop to use the components. In this video, you need to start a new instance of Powersim StudioSimply hold down the Shift key while clicking the Studio icon in the Taskbar.

Define a range using Excel Range

How to define a Dynamic Range from Excel input. 

Connect Spreadsheet using Placeholders

A Placeholder allows you to create an internal alias for a connected Excel workbook. Thus, if your workbook changes name or a date or index numbers is added to the name, you don’t need to update every reference to the workbook around the model.

Find a suitable Powersim Studio modelling edition to start developing your first model.