Getting Started with the platform
Follow the video for a quick introduction of the Simumatik Platform. Some sections are highlighted below for reference. If you have access to a computer it can be beneficial to follow along in the application as you watch the video. If you don’t have an account, start by signing up at simumatik.com. For more information, please refer to the manual.
This is the application start page, where you can choose between organizational or personal account, and if you want to run a cloud based server or a locally installed instance. If you select to run a local server without the software installed, you will be offered to download it.
The Workspace and Toolbar
The main workspace with the left side systems panel where you can load and create systems. When a system is loaded, you can browse its components grouped by assemblies.
Going from left to right, the buttons are:
3D View / 2D Drawings: Show or hide the 3D view or the 2D drawings.
Show/hide panels: Show or hide the left & right panels.
Move/rotate: When an element is selected you can switch between moving or rotating using the axis.
Emulation buttons: Play, pause, or restart the emulation and a simulation timer.
Libraries: Redirect to the library browser, where the user can create, organize and update components.
Reset Camera: Resets the camera view in the workspace.
Connect gateway: Connect or disconnect gateway.
Logs: Server logs can be found here.
More: Open server settings.
Navigation and controls
The scene is where all the elements are represented visually. The scene uses the standard engineering coordinate system: Z-up.
The axes are represented with lines of the following colors: X=red, Y=green, Z=blue.
It is recommended to use a 3-button mouse to use the platform. The minimum requirement is to have a touchpad with 2 buttons (left and right) and make use of Ctrl and Shift keys.
Hold mid button
(Shift + Right button)
Hold right button
Move mouse wheel
(Ctrl + Right button)
If you click on any element it will be highlighted in the panel tree, with green color. The element variables and interfaces will be displayed on the right panel. If the Move or Rotate modes are selected in the toolbar, the axes will be displayed on the element in the scene.
Depending on the selected control mode on the toolbar, move or rotate, different kinds of axes will be visualized to show that the element can be moved or rotated. Both movement and rotation of elements can be done using the axes directly or entering the values for each axis using the tool on the workspace bottom.
This was just a quick introduction to get you started. Please browse our other free courses for more material to help you on your journey to master . Check out our community forums to see what others users are doing, get support or discuss topics related to Simumatik.