Graphical User Interface

Below is a simplified overview of the graphical user interface (GUI) of SimulationX. The GUI is structured into several windows and views, each solving different tasks when working with SimulationX

By clicking on of the parts in the overview you can get more information to the selected view:

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General Usage

SimulationX models are assembled by using drag and drop in the Diagram View which is usually found in the center of the SimulationX window. The Library Bar, typically found on the left of the SimulationX window, provides the collection of element types which can be used in SimulationX models.

The Area above the Diagram View is called the Ribbon and this is where you can find most of the controls needed for Modeling, Simulating, Post Processying/Analyzing.

All other views can be accessed via the ribbon and shown/hidden when needed

FILE in the top left corner opens the Backstage View where you have access to all file related controls, help, general options and managing software related tasks

Window Behavior and Docking

The Diagram View and all associated views like 3D-View and Text-View are created dynamically when you open or create models. A list of the opened document windows can be displayed by clicking on VIEWWindowsWindows List. Several of these views can be combined into vertical or horizontal tab groups for improved overview when working with multiple open models/views. Views can also be easily shifted from one tab group into another.

There are several more views available to help you in a variety of tasks:

  • Library Bar
  • Model Explorer Views (Components, Parameters, Types, Results)
  • Output Area
  • Filter & Navigation
  • 3D Scene Explorer

All of these panels can be freely moved around the UI and either get docked to the edges of other parts of the interface or stay non-docked (floating). You can show/hide each of them via toggle buttons in the ribbon.