Running Simulations

This task shows you how to run simulations through the player. 

Open the LampSimulation.CATProduct document.

  1. Click Play a Simulation to display the Player.

  2. In the specification tree, select the simulation to be replayed to activate the toolbar which now looks like this:

    Note: you can dock the Player toolbar at any time by clicking the cross in the upper right.
    You can replay either track simulations (provided that you created a track using the Version 5 - DMU Fitting Simulator product) or turntable simulations.
    When simulating a track created using the DMU Fitting Simulator product, you can select one of these parameter units using the list:
    • Time in seconds (default parameter)
    • Shots
    • Path Finder (translation step in length unit, i.e. mm) or smooth specifications if previously defined.

    For detailed information on simulating a track, refer to "DMU Player" in the Version 5 - DMU Fitting Simulator User's Guide.

  3. Select the desired loop mode among the three modes available:

    • corresponds to the single loop mode

    • corresponds to the one way loop mode

    • corresponds to the return simulation mode.

  4. Enter the precise time value in the time box  .

  5. Use either the VCR buttons or the slider to run the simulation:

    • Skip to Begin (Home)
    • Step Backward
    • Play Backward
    • Stop
    • Play Forward
    • Step Forward
    • Skip to End.
    You can also use the following shortcuts to run your simulation, which is especially useful when working in Full Screen mode (since the Player toolbar is not accessible):
    Use... To...
    Right arrow Play forward
    Left arrow Play backward
    Up arrow Step forward
    Down arrow Step backward
    l (in lower case) Set the Loop mode
    p (in lower case) Access Speed and Pause settings
  6. Click Parameters to access the Player Parameters dialog box:

  7. Enter the Sampling Step value. The sampling step corresponds to the sampling step value in seconds (the total duration is divided into intervals calculated in seconds).

    By default, six values are available in the list, but feel free to enter your own value whenever you need it.

  8. Use the Temporization box to insert a pause between sampling steps.

Once all these parameters have been set, you can replay your simulation.