Graphical Simulator Document

Graphical Simulator Control Panel


CSIM's graphical simulator control panel, called SimView, contains buttons and menus corresponding to the commands available from the original textual simulator interface. Additionally, the graphical version contains many features for animating simulation runs.

The top-menu bar contains options for many useful settings, as shown in figure 1 below.

Figure 1 - Top Menu Bar

Under the View menu are options for controlling how much textual information is displayed on the screen. Figure 2 shows the View menu. When viewing many objects, it is often helpful to reduce the amount of text displayed to prevent the screen from becoming too busy.

Figure 2 - View Menu

Some very useful selections under the Options menu are the Scrolled Text Verbosity Settings, as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3 - Options / Scrolled Text Verbosity Settings.

Other settings allow selection of the box display styles, as shown in figure 4.

Figure 4 - Options / Box Styles.

To suit personal taste, you may select background colors under the backgrounds option, as shown in figure 5.

Figure 5 - Options / Backgrounds.

To view simulation results, several plotting options are available under the Tools menu of the Simulation Control Panel, as shown in figure 6.

Figure 6 - Tools Menu.

Flattening Hierachies

Hierachical modules can be expanded, or flattened, in place within SimView by selecting the module or modules and then clicking the menu View/Flatten. See figure 2 above. Alternatively, the hot-key control-F, can be used to flatten selected modules.

Flattened modules may be un-flattened by selecting an flattened object, and then clicking the menu View/UnFlatten or by typing control-U.