Electronic  Documentation

The complete documentation is available from within Vensim by using the menu command Help>Vensim Manuals.

Online Documentation

The documentation can also be viewed from our website directly.


Read Me Notes

User’s Guide

The paper hardcopy version of the User’s Guide portion is no longer produced. All documentation is now electronic and is at

Spanish, Portuguese and Polish Documentation

Part of the User’s Guide has been translated into  Spanish. A tutorial including elements of the User’s Guide, the Short PLE tutorial by Craig Kirkwood and other material is available in Portuguese. Portions of the User’s Guide have been translated into Polish by Professor Krzysztof Krupa of the Technical University of Cracow.

PLE Short Tutorial

Professor Craig Kirkwood at Arizona State University has a System Dynamics Resource page which includes an excellent short tutorial for Vensim PLE in Adobe Acrobat format.