Simple mode toolbar

1. File management and simulator control:

  • Simulation Projects Window / First Steps
  • Start the simulation
  • Stop the simulation

2. Virtual Tools:

  • Manage robot attachments
  • See the scoreboard
  • EV3 Virtual Brick

3. Maximizing Windows

  • Maximizes the EV3 programming environment
  • Maximizes the learning environment
  • Maximizes the Virtual Robotics Toolkit simulation window

4. Other opinions

  • Opens the three-window interface  (simulation window, learning environment, and EV3 programming environment) 
  • Opens the two-window interface (simulation window and EV3 programming environment)
  • Close the program

Advanced mode toolbar

1. File management:

  • Start a new project 
  • Open a recent project 
  • Save your project

2. Undo/Redo Stack:

  • Allows you to undo or redo an action

3. Simulator control:

  • Start the simulation.
  • Advance the simulation in one step
  • Stops the simulation.

4. Previous/next status check:

  • Return to the previous state
  • Advance to the last saved state

Note: When you start a simulation and then click Pause, the software remembers where your robot was located when you clicked Pause. Each time you click Pause after moving your robot, a new state is created.

5. Manipulation tools:

  • Truck Camera - allows you to adjust the position of the main camera at a fixed distance

  • Move Object - the primary tool used to select objects in the model field, allowing the user to change the position of the model along the x, y, z axes

  • Rotate Object - used to change the rotation of a selected object along the x, y, z axes

  • Find Object - can be used to locate an object that was selected in the Objects window. See the page "Finding Objects" to learn more.

6. Robot Tools:

  • Import Wizard - allows the user to import an LDraw (.ldr) formatted robot into the model space. Learn how to import robots here.

  • Manage Attachments - allows the user to add or remove selected robot attachments. If no robot is selected, this button is disabled.

  • Real-Time Data - allows the user to see the current readings from the robots' attached motors and sensors. Learn more about it here.

  • Scoreboard - opens the scoreboard

7. Objects:
  • Object List - lists the objects in the model field

  • Object Library - a collection of 3D models that can be added to the model space

  • Object Properties - set the physical properties of a selected object.

  • Measurement Utility/Markers - allow the user to measure the distance and angle between two points on the mat. Click here to read more.
  • Opens the EV3 Virtual Brick display
  • Maximizes the EV3 Programming Environment
  • The mission manager: in WRO mats, allows the user to randomize objects; on FLL mats, it allows the user to remove unwanted mission models that are loaded by default. Click here to get more information.

Note: Not all levels are compatible with Mission Manager. Only the WRO 2017, WRO 2018, FLL 2017 and FLL 2018 mats allow the use of this tool.