The topics covered in this section include:
How to Use the GUI
To launch the Static Optimization Tool, select Static Optimization… from the Tools menu. The Static Optimization Tool dialog window (figure below), like all other OpenSim tools, operates on the current model open and selected in OpenSim (e.g., subject01). The Static Optimization Tool is controlled by a dialog box with two tabbed panes. The Main Settings pane specifies parameters related to the input kinematics of the current model, the time range for the analysis, and the output of the results. The External Loads pane specifies parameters related to the external loads applied to the model during the analysis.
See How to Use the Inverse Dynamics Tool for additional details about the External Loads pane. The Main Settings pane is organized into five main sections:
Dialog Box for the Static Optimization Tool. 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.
The Static Optimization Tool can also be run using the command analyze -S <setup file name>, for example,