Is it possible to publish or distribute Models generated with WSM in CDF format (to interested people that do not have Mathematica and/or WSM)
Disclaimer: I work on Wolfram SystemModeler at Wolfram Research
As of Mathematica 11.3 you can distribute Modelica models and accompanying simulation/analysis code to other users with access to Mathematica. They will be able to simulate and use the full system modeling features available in Wolfram Language.
If you want to distribute a single file, a trick to include the actual model in the notebook is using Iconize and ImportString:
Use Iconize on the underlying Modelica for the model:
And in the notebook you want to distribute:
model = ImportString[<your iconized object>, "MO"]
If the model is part of a package, you need to call Iconize on the full package to include all the dependencies, not just the model itself.
I don't believe the CDF Player contains the system modeling features, so only people with a full Mathematica/Wolfram Desktop build will be able to run any notebooks/CDFs you distribute.