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Core Panel

The 'Core' panel brings together a number of tools for working with Behavioral Model simulations. It provides access to a range of windows that allow you to control a simulation, set up simulation triggers and signals, set breakpoints, inspect local variables or view the Call Stack. It also offers a number of pre-defined model searches for retrieving recently modified StateMachines and Activity Graphs.

Part of the Simulate ribbon in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

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Dynamic Simulation

Click on this icon to display a short menu providing these options:

  • Open Simulation Window - display the Simulator control window, from which you can manage, activate and control simulations
  • Apply Simulator Layout - apply a workspace layout that contains the most commonly used simulator windows in a convenient arrangement

You can also execute searches to find Activities, StateMachines, Interactions and other objects related to running simulations, or StateMachines and Activity Graphs that have been recently modified. You can specify the time period (number of days) from which to draw the results.

Simulation Windows


Click on this icon to open the Simulation Events window, to work with signals and triggers that are used as input to the currently active simulation.

Simulation Windows


Click on this icon to display the Breakpoints window for the Simulator. Breakpoints can be set on model elements to halt simulation and inspect variables.

Simulation Windows

Local Variables

Click on this icon to display a list of Local Variables and their values from the current simulation. The simulation must be halted at a break point in order to display variables.

Simulation Windows

Call Stack

Click on this icon to display the Call Stack for the current simulation.

Simulation Windows

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