Cool Simcenter Testlab Neo Ribbon Tips
Using Simcenter Testlab Neo
for the first time? The ribbon (Figure 1) across the top might be a bit new, so here are some cool tips on using it!
Figure 1: Simcenter Testlab Neo features a ribbon across the top.
Here is a list of three cool ribbon tips!:
1. Restore Layout in View
- Restore Layout in View
- Limits in Display
- Auto-Arrange in Process Designer
Lost your display or navigation pane? Get it back right away!
Click on the “Restore Layout” button in the Home ribbon as shown in Figure 2
(Hint: It is always all the way to the right).
Figure 2: The “Restore Layout” button and answer “Yes” to return to the original default display arrangement.
After pressing “Yes”, any lost display window will be returned as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3: Left – Display area is not shown, Right – After clicking the “Restore Layout” button in the Home ribbon, the display area is returned (bottom of right side display).
This tip is handy anytime the menus or displays are lost or moved.
2. Limits in Display
After zooming in on a key piece of data in a display, newly viewed data does not show!
Why? The limits were set for the old data, and the new data has a different range.
Luckily, there is a ribbon button for this: the “Limits” button! Click on the “Limits” button in the Home ribbon as shown in Figure 4.
Figure 4: Left – Data newly place in display is not showing, Right – After clicking the “Limits” button in the Home ribbon, the entire data set can be seen.
After clicking on limits, the X and Y scales are reset to the current data in the display.3. Auto-Arrange in Process Designer
Sometimes, working with a lot of methods in Simcenter Testlab Process Designer
becomes a little messy as shown in Figure 5
Figure 5: When experimenting with different methods, the Process Designer can become messy.
There is a ribbon button for that! In the Process ribbon, click on the “Auto-Arrange” button as shown in Figure 6.
Figure 6: Left – Process Designer with many connections and methods, Right - After clicking the “Auto-Arrange” button in the Process ribbon, the methods and connections are more orderly.