How do I customize the views in a debug perspective?
Simplicity IDE allows users to overwrite the default perspectives such as the Development and Debug perspectives. Users can rearrange their debug views and save the customized layout by overwriting the existing perspective or saving as a new perspective and then changing the Debug launch perspective.
Users can customize automatic perspective changing based on different application launches.
To change the perspective used during debugging:
I've installed Simplicity Studio in a new directory on my hard drive, and now my old projects will not compile. Why won't it compile?
Let's say your old installation directory was:
And let's say your new installation is:
Your projects may still be referencing header files in the SDK folder in the old installation directory. And if the old directory no longer exists, your project will fail to compile and build.
To update your project to point to the new SDK folder:
1. In the IDE Project Explorer (left panel), right click the project name, and click on Properties.
2. Under C/C++ Build > Kit / Part / SDK, select None for SDK, as shown below. Then click Apply.
3. When the following window appears, click Yes.
4. Then choose the desired SDK and click Apply.
5. The same window from Step 3 will appear again. Click Yes.
6. Click OK.
7. Rebuild your project.
How can I select/control which MCU is being connected to when multiple MCU's are available.
In some cases, multiple adapters are present at one time and the user would like to select which of the adapters to debug with. Simplicity IDE supports the ability to target a specific debug adapter when launching a debug session.
The desired adapter may be selected using the debug adapter selector found in the bottom tool bar of both the Development and Debug perspectives. It shows the connected devices in a quick selection menu and provides the ability to manually start a detection cycle.
If there are multiple copies of the same board (or same device) available, the device will be listed twice in the quick selection area, and it will be unclear which entry corresponds to which adapter.
In this case, you can click 'Detect...' to launch the full Device Detection Window. This will display the serial number for each adapter which is unique. Double clicking the desired adapter will select it in the adapter selector and close the Device Detection Window.
It is generally a good idea to note the serial number of each adapter (or board if the adapter is embedded) on the adapter itself using a sticker or marker. That way it is easy to see which physical adapter corresponds to which serial number in Simplicity Studio.
WARNING: At the time this article was written (Oct-21 2014) Simplicity does NOT support debugging of multiple 8-bit devices simultaneously. This capability is being developed and will be released when complete.