SatGen 4 will load the default view upon start-up:
There are two main stages of scenario creation in SatGen 4. The first stage is to define the trajectory of the test, and the second is to convert this trajectory into a scenario file that can be replayed on a LabSat product or into a simulation.
Note: You must have an internet connection so that map and almanac details can be downloaded automatically.
The UI Sections in SatGen 4
The Trajectory View
This is where you can preview your trajectory as you create it. This area will look differently depending on if you are using Map Mode or Script Mode.
The Graphs Area
This graph will show you the current trajectory's velocity over time. The graph will be updated with each new waypoint added to the trajectory.
Note: The graph is pinned to the default view, but you can change this if required by clicking on the pin icon in its top right corner. This will minimise the graphs. You can maximise the graphs again by clicking on the Graphs tab at the bottom left-hand corner of the SatGen 4 window.
The Settings Area
This area contains a world map that will indicate the location of your current trajectory.
The Queue is where your simulations are created from your scenarios.
When you click on the Create File button at the bottom of the Create tab, the queue will automatically open and you will see the progress bar for the creation of the file.
When you click on the Add to Queue button at the bottom of the Create tab, the queue will automatically open with the current scenario configuration in it, but the scenario file will not be created until you manually tell the application to start the creation process.
You can find more information about the controls for the queue and the simulations in the queue below.
The number in parenthesis in the header on the Queue displays the number of scenario configurations that are currently in the queue.
You can click on the Pin button in the top right of the Queue to make it stay open and pin it to the left side of the SatGen 4 window.
Click on the large Play button in the top toolbar of the queue to start the process of creating all the simulations in the queue.
Click on the Stop button to cancel the creation of the file currently in progress.
Click on the red cross with the green tick mark to remove all completed or cancelled simulations.
Click on the red cross to clear the simulation queue.
Each scenario in the queue will have its name, progress bar and control buttons.
Click on the grey cross in the top right corner to remove the simulation from the queue.
Click on the Play/Pause button to start/stop the file creation process.
Click on the Stop button to cancel the file creation process.
Click on the Folder button to open the output folder in Explorer.