Insight Maker

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Building Models

Use Insight Maker to build a conceptual map of your Insight and convert it to a full-blown simulation model. Insight Maker supports extensive diagramming and modeling features that enable you to easily create representations of your system.

System Dynamics Modeling

  • Causal Loop Diagrams;  * Stock and Flow Models;  * Graphical Inputs;  * Ghosting Primitives;  * Vectorizing Primitives;  * Extensive Units Support.

Agent Based Modeling

  • States and Transitions Diagrams;  * Custom Actions;  * Spatial Relationships;  * Network Relationships.

Diagraming and Rich Pictures

  • Extensive Styling Features;  * Custom and Built-in Library of Pictures;  * Folding and Unfolding of Portions of Diagram;  * Storytelling.

Run Models:


  • Times Series and Scatterplots/Phase-Planes;  * Maps and Network Diagrams;  * Tables Data Export to CSV;  * Time Machine Analysis.

Functions and Programming

  • Large Library of Built-In Functions;  * User Created Macros and Functions;  * Procedural Programming;  * Functional Programming;  * Object-Oriented Programming.

Simulation Algorithms

  • Euler’s Method;  * 4th Order Runge-Kutte Method.


  • Sensitivity Testing;  * Model Scripting;  * Built-In Optimizer.


  • Send Model Link;  * Embed Model in a Web Page.

Access Control

  • Enable Shared Editing;  * Make Insights Private or Public.”


A substantial tool, used for visually modeling business and other processes, simulating them and presenting the result graphically. It is supported by the National Science Foundation and Google Inc. and is free to use. G+

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Browser based—— Price: Free  |  Status: Current  |  Date added: 2013-12-03

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