Unlike Tests, the only thing required to run a Simulation is that you press the green Run button to start the simulation. Once the simulation is running, the simulation can be paused by clicking on the Pause button. Resume the simulation by again pressing the Run button.
The Step button increments the simulation time by one step and pauses. Each subsequent click of the Step button increments the simulation by another step.
The Walk button starts the simulation but increases the simulation by the walk factor.
The Simulation runs a continuous Transient simulation on the circuit starting at time zero and incrementing by the Step Ceiling setting. Results of the Simulation are displayed in either the schematic with the Circuit Visualization or any of the Virtual Instruments. The results are refreshed by the time specified in the Update Interval setting.
Tests are located in the Toolbox window and represent the traditional analyses found in SPICE. Unlike the Simulation mode, Tests must be set up and run through a set range