Altium NEXUS Documentation

Defining Mixed Sim Preferences for Altium NEXUS

Created: April 23, 2019 | Updated: September 4, 2021

Parent page: Accessing, Defining & Managing System Preferences

The Simulation - Mixed Sim page of the Preferences dialog

Summary

The Simulation - Mixed Sim page of the Preferences dialog is used to configure options for the location of SimCode models and the display of detailed information about the simulation process.

For more information about simulations, see Mixed-signal Circuit Simulation.

Access

The Simulation - Mixed Sim page of the Preferences dialog is accessed by clicking Mixed Sim under the Simulation folder in the main Preferences dialog (accessed by clicking the  button in the top right corner of the design space).

The Mixed Simulation extension must be downloaded in order to access this page. The extension can be found on the Extensions & Updates page (accessed by using the  drop-down at the top-right of the design space then choosing Extensions and Updates) under System Extensions.

Options/Controls

Directories

  • SIMCODE Output - use the browse folder icon to search for and specify the folder to where you want the compiled SimCode models to be written.
This option is accessible only if the Create compiled SIMCODE output file option is enabled.

Options

  • Always load error files - enable to always load the error file when there are errors during simulation.
  • Create compiled SIMCODE output file - enable to generate the compiled SimCode model file after simulation. The model is written to the folder defined in the SIMCODE Output field.
  • Show hints - enable to show hints in the Messages panel during simulation.
  • Show warnings - enable to show warnings in the Messages panel during simulation.
  • Show locations of models found - enable to show in the Messages panel where the models were found during simulation.
  • Default SimView Setup - use the drop-down to select the default setup configuration. Choices are:
    • Keep last setup
    • Show active signals
    • Show active probes
    • Show active signals / probes
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