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SimSketch and the Higgs boson

Hi everybody, I just uploaded a new version of our modelling & drawing tool SimSketch. In the new version, I added one conceptually new feature: The distribution of elements before simulating. Using the “distribute” icon, you can create copies of … Continue reading

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CollabDraw – collaborative drawing tool is online

Hi everybody, a few minutes ago, I uploaded the first public version of our collaborative drawing software. It’s a variant of a tool that has been used in experiments on “learning by drawing collaboratively”, see previous posts. We tried to … Continue reading

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new version of SimSketch online

Hi everybody, a new version of SimSketch has just been upload. Among the new features you can find… better drawing performance behaviors visualize configuration (try menu – Modelling – show behavior info) behavior icon is set on top when moved. … Continue reading

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SimSketch in Dutch with Tutorial

Hey everybody, recently, a version of SimSketch in Dutch with an introducing Tutorial has been uploaded. It has been used at an open house day at the University of Twente and will be demonstrated at the ICTDelta in Den Haag … Continue reading

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SimSketch updated

Hi everybody, SimSketch has just been updated: A few bugs have been fixed, the UI has been made easier for pen-based input and a new example has been added to the menu. Go trying!

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SimSketch 2.0 (not beta anymore!)

Hey everybody, I’m proud to announce that SimSketch 2.0 is not longer ‘beta’ anymore! The webstart link now starts the new version, along with a new example that presents a variant of the famous ‘Game of Life’: Specify conditions for … Continue reading

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SimSketch 2.0: update and new video

A new version of SimSketch 2.0 has just been uploaded! The new version now includes the “avoid” behavior, which let’s an object try to move away from a given type of other objects. The example video shows some ‘bugs’ which … Continue reading

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SimSketch 2.0 (beta)

As already mentioned in the previous post, SimSketch has undergone some redesign, and version 2.0 (beta) is now available! Specifying behaviors is now done by dragging icons (“gems”) into the drawing; doubleclicking the icons gives access to detailed property settings. … Continue reading

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Teaser: new SimSketch version coming soon!

The SimSketch modelling & drawing tool has undergone a major redesign of the user interface – we are trying to make it as intuitive and unobtrusive as possible! Mainly, the text boxes to specify an object’s behavior have been replaced … Continue reading

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SimSketch: our first modelling game!

A new version of SimSketch has been uploaded, and as usual it can be started via Java webstart here. In this version, we are publishing a first version of SimSketch-game. You can find and start it in the “examples”-menu. In … Continue reading

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