The topics covered in this section include:
The Analyze Tool is accessed by selecting Tools -> Analyze… from the OpenSim main menu bar. Like all tools, the operations performed by the Analyze Tool apply to the current model. The name of the current model is shown in bold in the Navigator. See Opening, Closing, and Using the Navigator Window for information on opening models and making a particular model current. The Analyze Tool consists of three panes: Main Settings, Actuators and External Loads, and Analyses. Shown is the Main Settings pane.
The Control Panel
At the bottom of all the Tool dialog windows are four buttons, located in what we call the Control Panel.
Note that the Close button can be clicked immediately after execution has begun; the execution will complete even though the window has been closed.
Main Settings Pane
The Main Settings pane (figure above) is used to specify parameters relating to input, the time range over which analyses are to be performed, which analyses are to be performed, and the output. The pane is organized into five main sections entitled Current Model, Input, Time, Analysis Set, and Output.
Actuators and External Loads Pane
The Actuators and External Loads pane (figure below) is used to specify parameters relating to the actuators appended to the model and the external loads applied to the model during the analyses. The pane is organized into two main sections entitled Actuators and External Loads.
The analyses pane lets you add and edit analyses (Muscle Analysis, Joint Reaction Analysis, Induced Acceleration Analysis, etc.)