Command Toolbar

This section describes command toolbar

Command Toolbar is an element of HIL SCADA user interface which contains buttons for the most commonly used HIL SCADA functions. The icons of each command and their function can be found in the list below.

  • Open new Model - open a new Model. The currently opened Model will be closed.
  • Reload Model - reload the latest compiled version of the simulated Model, including its initial conditions. If a Model is changed in the meantime (before reloading), this operation will try to preserve its current Model settings.
  • Model info - displays useful information about the opened model and the connected HIL device(s)
  • Settings / Open - open a previously saved Model settings file. The file must have a .runx extension. Once the settings file has been opened, if the Model is changed in the meantime, it will try to preserve the saved Model settings, otherwise if a Model is not changed, all Model settings will be set.
  • Settings / Save (Save As) - save all current Model settings in a .runx extension file. If the current Model settings were not entered from the file, the File>Save command executes the same function as File>Save As command (see the explanation for File>Save As). On the other hand, if the current Model settings were entered from the file, the File>Save command will overwrite that file.
Note: Model settings files can only be saved if the simulation is not running.
  • New Panel - create a new Panel in the new tab.
  • Load Panel - load a Panel in the new tab.
  • Save Panel - save the currently selected Panel in a .cus file
  • Save Panel as– save the currently selected Panel in a new .cus file
  • Start simulation - start the simulation by clicking this button
  • Stop simulation - stop the simulation by clicking this button
  • Undo command – undo the last command (moving, resizing, copy/cut/paste, changing properties, etc.)
  • Redo command – redo the last command
  • Zoom in canvas – zoom in canvas of the currently selected Panel
  • Zoom out canvas – zoom outcanvas of the currently selected Panel
  • Restore zoom level – restore the canvas zoom level of the currently selected Panel to the default zoom level
  • Best fit – automatically sets the appropriate zoom level to fit all items in the view
  • Full screen – puts the Active Panel in the full screen. To exit the full screen mode press F11
  • Re-initialize namespace - run Level 3 HIL SCADA namespace initialization
  • Help Documentation - show HIL SCADA documentation
  • About HIL SCADA - show about screen
  • Model/Exit - closes the HIL SCADA window and exits the program.
Note: The old type of GUI settings file with the file extension .run does not contain all the necessary information to preserve all Model settings. To maintain backward compatibility, HIL SCADA will display a warning if an old type of settings file is loaded, but will try to restore as many Model settings as possible from the file.