Overview of the HexSim Resources


The material on these pages is intended to help you learn HexSim, and there is content here for both new and experienced users. This material, in particular the Tutorials section, complements the User's Guide. The User's Guide explains how HexSim features work, but does not devote much space to model construction techniques or post-simulation analysis, etc. The User's Guide supplies the basic reference material, whereas these pages describe essential strategies for using HexSim.

New material will be added as frequently as possible, so check back periodically. In addition, older content available here (especially in the Tutorials section) will be steadily re-written to improve both its content and presentation.

A brief overview of the material available in these sections is provided below:


Several example HexSim workspaces are available from the Downloads page. Some of these (e.g. the Example Workspace) include detailed descriptions of the models developed within them. Links to these descriptions will bring you to several dedicated website sub-pages. For other workspaces, documentation is made available in the form of a published paper that is available for download. In some other cases, material describing an example workspace is still in development.

Classes & Tutorials

The section includes a variety of materials used in HexSim workshops and HexSim-based courses.

The class materials are a work in progress, and will be improved with time.

The Tutorials range from basic background on using HexSim, to in-depth discussion of advanced model features, and descriptions of analyses you can perform after a simulation has completed. Some older documents will be replaced as we develop new tutorials and worked examples.

Accessories & Utilities

This section includes accessories and utilities that can be helpful when developing, analyzing, and reporting on HexSim models.

The accessory content provides access to a diverse collection of downloadable background materials.

The utilities content provides access to various software tools. These are currently all C-language programs that must be compiled and run using an application like Cygwin. Eventually, these utilities will be re-written in another programming language, and compiled for Windows.


This section includes a small collection of YouTube videos. These videos have all been constructed using HexSim simulation model output.