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Simulate Toolbar

The Simulate toolbar provides access to control options for executing a simulation of a behavioral model's processing through a model diagram. These options enable you to start, pause, stop and step in, out, and over the simulation, and set the type and speed of the simulation.



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Simulate Toolbar Options



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Start the Simulator for the current diagram or, if the current diagram cannot be simulated, run the Simulation using the activated Simulation script.

Activate Simulation Script


Pause the simulation.

Step In/Over/Out

When the Simulation is paused, step over, step in and step out to control the Simulator's execution at the required step in the model Simulation.

Stop Simulation

Stop the simulation.

Set Type

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the type of simulation to run:

  • 'Interpreted' - Perform dynamic execution of a simulation (Corporate, Unified and Ultimate Editions)
  • 'Manual' - Step through a simulation manually (the only option available in the Professional Edition)
  • 'Executable' - Select when running the simulation on an Executable StateMachine

Select Tool

Click on the drop-down arrow and select from a menu of options for performing specific operations on the simulation script and output, such as Build, Run, Generate and View Breakpoints.

Set Rate

Vary the execution rate of the Simulation, between 0% and 100%; at:

  • 100%, the Simulation executes at the fastest possible rate
  • 0% the Simulator breaks execution at every statement


  • The Simulate Toolbar is also found as the embedded toolbar in the Simulation window

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