It is now possible to control the value of a simulation item using a signal generator. The signal generator contains a table with time/value pairs.
Import of measure file creates simulation items for each channel in the measure file that can be simulated (inputs). Values from the measure file are also imported so that you can play back a measured scenario.
Interface to other simulation software
ActiveX support implemented. Makes it possible to read and set values from external software, e.g. Microsoft Excel. There is an example file for this under the examples folder.
Remember input values and settings between simulations without having to save
Simulations can be manually saved as .isa4 files. There is also an automatically saved simulation, that stores the input values and all the settings between the simulations. When launching IQANsimulate, there is an option to select whether to use a saved simulation file or create a new one.
Keyboard shortcut for small input changes
In the simulation group view the arrows are used to select channel. Ctrl+arrows are used to change the value of the selected track bar. Added shift+ctrl+arrows to change values in raw value steps of 1 (smallest step available).
Possible to add channels to simulation group while simulating
"Set value" function more accessible
For more details, see release notes.
It is possible to simulate different I/O diagnostics cases for i.e. current outputs on the MC43 by left-clicking on them and selecting status. A list of different I/O faults appear for the given output. However, when trying to do the same for a HS, LS or HS/LS digital output, the "Status" option is grayed out. I find this strange as the manual for the MC4X states that there are diagnostics for these output types as well.
I've been looking through the IQANSimulate documentation, but it's not clear to me on how to correctly setup and use a saved measure file to rerun in simulator. I have one group of measure files that will rerun in simulator, but some I took after do not work. What I'm trying to do is save a measure file, make changes to the project in design, load the measure and updated project in simulate, and then take a new measure in IQANRun or IQANDesign from it. Are there specific things I need to do in order to make this work every time?
Is it normal to lost the application logic with Iqansimulate V6.01.4.4725 ?
If I load a demo with MD3, I can see it, but lost it when trying from a project with a MD4.
So, I'm able to simulate and change values with iQanDesign, but it's not optimal to push values as I only have a slider.
Is it normal ?
I do not know if this is a bug in the simulator or different firmware behaviour as I don't have the actual hardware to test on yet
If I put a pulse counter on an MC42 and increase with 1 each cycle it will show as 1,2,3 etc in the simulator when Accumulate=Yes
If I point with the mouse pointer the popup shows similar values in both fields
The application seems to use the accumulated value as expected
If I put a pulse counter on an XC42 and increase with 1 each cycle it will show as 1,1,1 etc in the simulator when Accumulate=Yes
If I point with the mouse pointer the popup shows both the incremented and accumulated value
The application seems to use the incremented value
In both tests I have the setting "Full Value Range=Off".
If I turn it on XC42 behaviour changes.
IQANsimulator 6.00 will crash if you delete an input channel in IQANdesign that is already in a simulation group.
Steps to reproduce:
- Create an application with MD4 + MC42
- Add a digital IN PU to MC42 C:13
- Simulate application and add this digital input to a simulation group
- Save and quit the simulator
- Delete the input from iqandesign
- Click run to start the simulator again
Simulator crashes with following message:
In most situations the menu for selecting a control channel is aligned outside the screen, making it impossible to select all channels on a regular 1080p monitor.
If I have the simulator at the bottom half of a 4k monitor or fullscreen on a regular monitor it aligns incorrectly.
If I have the simulator fullscreen or aligned to the top of a 4k monitor it works fine.
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