State Machine Table Simulation

A State Machine Table is a representation of a State Machine, and can be simulated in exactly the same way as a State Machine diagram.

Access   Select State Machine diagram in Project Browser and
                  (If necessary) Right-click diagram background | Statechart Editor | Table (any of the three options) then
                  Analyzer | Simulator

Highlight active cells

As the simulation executes, the table cells change color to indicate the:

Currently active State(s) - the color set in the Highlight Color field of the State Machine Options: Dialog, and a dark border
Potential next States(s) - A variant of the color in the Highlight Color field or, if the Use Different Color for Target State checkbox is selected on the State Machine Options: Dialog, the color set in the Target Zone Color field
Active Transition(s) - the color set in the Transition Cell field of the State Machine Options: Dialog
Trigger(s) - the color set in the Highlight Color field of the State Machine Options: Dialog
Non-active States - gray

 

For example:

SMTableSim
 

Signal Triggers

As when running a simulation as a Diagram, the simulation will automatically traverse transitions with no guards or validated guards. Transitions with a Trigger will not be followed unless that Trigger has been fired. They may be fired automatically from the Simulation Events window or you can fire a Trigger manually by right-clicking on the Transition or Trigger cell and select the Signal Trigger in Simulation context menu option.

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