Stimulus File Description/Definiton

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Hello and thanks for the help.

 

It seems Microchips's Atmel documentation is in a shambles: lots of dead links, etc..

 

I am trying to get documentation on the simulator stimulus file (Simulator2?) and can't find it. When I click the links shown here  https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/logging-pc-stimulus-file-atmel-studio-7-simulator  brings me to the microchip online documentation page and search any variant of sim, simulation, etc., yields nothing.

 

Any suggestions as to where I can find it?

 

 

Also I seem to have to reset my password every time I try to log in to this forum, even when I know absolutely, 100% for sure I am using the right password.

 

Thanks

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I answered this a little while ago:

https://www.avrfreaks.net/comment/2871401#comment-2871401

 

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Thanks for the reply. That was helpful.

 

It boggles the mind the people at Microchip are so stupid as to actually delete documentation for their products. I can see a "milking" strategy whereby you stop investing, but to actually roll things back is a new low.

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Microchip bought Atmel so slowly everything moved from atmel.com to microchip.com, not everything remained unscathed during the transition so some older links will indeed appear to be dead.

 

But if you are in in AS7 doesn't the documentation from the Help menu work?

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The AS7 search for simulator brings me to this  https://onlinedocs.microchip.com/pr/GUID-ECD8A826-B1DA-44FC-BE0B-5A53418A47BD-en-US-4.1.1/index.html?GUID-00257F02-E33C-40C3-B324-83DBCC05EC30 which has no mention of stim or any permutation of stimulus.

 

AS7 search for stim or stimuli brings me to this  https://onlinedocs.microchip.com/pr/GUID-ECD8A826-B1DA-44FC-BE0B-5A53418A47BD-en-US-4.1.1/index.html?GUID-00257F02-E33C-40C3-B324-83DBCC05EC30  which is about 6.1 and contains the useless information: 

 

Stimulus for simulator. Create a stimuli file to write register values while executing simulation.

 

I understand they are rebranding. That makes sense. What is utterly stupid is to remove content before putting it someplace else, and that give them the benefit of the doubt they are going to replace it. The high school student level of competence required to move a website at a minimum means you redirect old links to the new ones. As it is, they have a feature in Studio 7 (stimulus files) they don't have a shred of documentation for, and that's not older files.

 

And this is not the only case where I've had to go to 3rd parties to get the Atmega related information I want, this is just the only one where it hasn't worked. Obviously, stimuli files were an unsupported afterthought they didn't properly document in the first place.

 

Fortunately, I can continue without it. 

 

Thanks for the help.

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Perhaps I should have been more explicit.

 

Atmel Studio has traditional browser based online help and in additional have chosen to use Microsoft Help Viewer.

You can access Microsoft Help Viewer via Help - Add and Remove Help Content which gets you here:

 

 

You add documentation by selecting Online as the Installation Source, choose stuff and add it.

 

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Thank you so much for that - I think it is exactly what I was looking for.

 

I was completely unaware Studio 7 had that help content manager. I was always hitting F1 and ending up at their website.

 

Thanks  again.

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Sorry, perhaps my comment about help menu in #4 could have been clearer.