Sub-Processes

The simulation window does not itself have to show all the detail in your simulation.

With a complex simulation you may want to summaries your simulation at different levels. Achieve this by creating Sub-Processes and Sub-Processes within Sub Processes…..to any level of depth you require.

When a Sub-Process is closed its contents is represented by a single icon on its parent window. When they're open you can choose to display in tabs or as floating windows.

Create a Sub-Process by dragging a box around the objects you would like in the Sub-Process and clicking the RIGHT mouse button. Choose MAKE SUB WINDOW from the menu displayed.

All the objects inside the box are moved to the new Sub Process and are replaced on the parent window by a single icon.

If you close the Sub Process the only representation of the objects in the Sub Process is the single icon on its parent.

You can open a Sub Process by clicking on its icon. When a Sub-Process is closed and the mouse moves over its icon the mouse arrow changes to a special shape to indicate than the icon represents a window and not a single simulation object.

To change the icon used to represent a window or the title displayed on the window: Click the Sub-Processes close box (just once so the menu appears) choose the Details options.

Sub-Processes can also be used to create Components. Open the Sub-Process and then click on the SIMUL8 logo in the top left corner. This will open the System Menu, offering the option to Create Component, similar to the right click option normally used.

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