SansGUI Data Types
The best way to learn the unique typing system employed by SansGUI is to look into the two stages of the modeling and simulation process: 1) model configuration time and 2) simulation run time.
Model Configuration Time: is when a simulation user creates a Project Model. In this stage, the user enters model data and an assembly hierarchy via the graphical user interface in the SansGUI Run-Time Environment. We use GUI Control Types during this stage.
Simulation Run Time: is when a simulation user submits a Project Model to a simulator for execution and throughout the execution of the simulation. We use Object Data Types during this stage.
Because some differences exist between the GUI Control Types and Object Data Types, SansGUI uses a data type funneling system to convert data from GUI Controls to Object Data types in order to simplify access for the simulator. The data types and the conversion specifications are discussed in this chapter.
SansGUI Modeling and Simulation Environment Version 1.2
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