Runtime 'Slow-Motion'

While we always strive to run faster and larger simulations, sometime it is the ‘small ones’ that matter. This is especially true when trying to demonstrate or study an event that occurs in a very short period of time. If the simulation is small, the plotting can fly by in just the blink of an eye, making it hard to experience the event as it occurs.

What is required to actually slow down the plotting is a kind of ‘slow-motion’ effect, similar to manually decreasing the time step. This has been accomplished using to slow control and slow factor slide control:

For presentation and teaching purposes, the user can now control how quickly the event is performed. A toggle button turns the slow mechanism on and off, while the slide control provides plotting delay of 1 ms up to a maximum of 10 ms.