SciSim can be executed from both the command line and from a specially developed GUI. The top-level SciSim GUI is presented in Fig. 84. It offers several click-on buttons for choosing operations.
This offers various options to import or save source, configuration and default parameters.
Under this option the user manually edit model sources, simulate a random source distribution, import sources from catalogues and influence the properties of the modeled background.
Spacecraft effects will not need to be modeled by general XMM users. The options offered here are for instrument calibration purposes.
This spawns the instrument configuration GUI, which is used for configuring SciSim, see below.
Start/stop a simulation.
Information on the SciSim release version and the online help. Note that, in order to use the online help facility of SciSim, a viewer (Netscape or Internet Explorer) must be started on the same machine that runs SciSim.