The workspace is your starting point for creating systems. It is always empty when a server is started.
The workspace contains the scene, a central toolbar and two side panels:
- Scene: The scene is the view of your workspace and is used to navigate and build systems.
- Toolbar: The toolbar contains buttons to manage the execution of the workspace and edit its content.
- Left panel: The left panel displays the content of the workspace and allows you to browse the different elements.
- Right panel: The right panel is the interface to edit, connect, and inspect the elements.
The toolbar is the floating menu located at the top center of the screen.
Going from left to right, the buttons are:
Home: Exit the workspace and return to the homepage.
Show / hide panels: Show or hide the left & right panels.
Emulation buttons: Play, pause or restart the emulation. A timer is also displayed.
Move / rotate: When an element is selected you can switch between moving or rotating using the axis.
Help: Redirect to the learn pages.
VR: Enable / disable VR mode.
Logs: server logs can be found here.
Workspace menu: Access the general settings and other tools.
The displayed buttons change when the emulation is running.
Load a system
One or more systems can be loaded in the workspace. To load a new system show the side panels and click on the '+' button on the right of the workspace explorer.
The system browser will appear on the right side of the workspace. There you can browse the systems and use the searching tool if needed. Your private systems and all public systems are available.
By default no systems are shown, you must first type something in the Search system searchbox. I.e basic will show all the Basic tutorial systems.
Click on the '+' button to the right of a system to load it. You can also click on its name to view its metadata and its assets.
During the downloading process, a notification will appear on the bottom right corner and the progress will be displayed.
Just one system can be loaded at the time!
Remove a system
If you want to remove a system before loading a new one, or just want to reset the system to its original state, you can click on the trash icon to the right of the system, in the left panel.
Explore a system
Once a system is loaded, it can be selected on the left panel. Its content will be displayed in the lower section of the panel. Systems are the highest elements in the hierarchy and they include one or more assemblies and product entry/exit elements. Each assembly may include one or several components and constraints.
* The opened system has several assemblies 'control', 'conveyor1',... And each assembly has many different components as well.
Emulation server lifetime
Cloud-based emulation servers have a time limitation of two hours. Several warnings are displayed to the user when the time is reaching its end. However, it is possible to manually check the time remaining by clicking on the More button ('⁝') in the toolbar and look at the 'Remaining Time' property.
To access the logs, click on the More button ('⁝') in the toolbar and go the Logs tab, where all the server information is displayed. This place is really useful to check for server errors or component behavior crashes.
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.