3.10. Publish and distribute a simulation
Your simulation is now still a draft. Draft versions allow you to work on your simulation without having to worry about breaking your content.
Once you are happy with your simulation and its content, you will need to create a “Published” version in order to share it with users. Only “Published” versions can be shared to users in a distribution group.
Publish your version:
To publish your simulation, go in the builder and in the top right corner click the “Publish version” button. You might receive a model that will list all warnings and errors the system might have detected:
- Warning: a warning is an improvement that the system detects within your simulation. For example leaving a title or a description empty will display a warning. If you did this on purpose you can ignore these.
- Error: an error is a critical break detected by the simulation that will avoid it to work properly. For example leaving an option condition empty will lead to an error when the simulation is played. Make sure to fix errors before publishing your simulation.
As a general rule, make sure you have tested your simulation completely before you publish it.
Click “Publish” a second time to confirm publishing this new version.
Your new published version appears now in your waiting room. Only text can be edited in published versions (in case of any text changes to be made).
Distribute a published version
In your back-office, access the details of the simulation you would like to distribute. Use the “Distribute this simulation” button to create a new distribution group.
Follow the steps to allow a certain number of distributions within your group (this will limit the number of people that will be able to access your simulation within this same group).
Once you have created your distribution group, share the access to your simulation by sending the weblink to your people.
Why different distribution groups?
You will be able to access aggregated data reports individually for each distribution group.
This means that a distribution group is also for you a way to segment your data.
And thanks to the live preview, you can see directly the results on our example.