This is the start screen for Q-VT from where you can open or create new workbooks. A workbook in Q-VT holds several independent projects within it and is used to help organise simulation work. For example, the workbook could be named after a specific tool geometry (i.e. Tool_1), within this workbook you could have different projects which use the same geometry but different plasma chemistries. As you can see from the image above, you can also give a description to the workbook to help keep track of work. From this tab it is possible to simply load a selected workbook by clicking on the relevaent workbook in the table and clicking load, this will take you to the projects tab.
On this tab it is also possible to manage your workbooks. This is done through a set of buttons and dialogs, which are shown enlarged below:
2. Chemistry generation
The chemistry tab is used to build your simulation chemistry. It is split into three sub tabs – species, reactions and raw input. Q-VT automatically helps to keep these sections self-consistent, which can be difficult to do manually when you have large chemistry sets.
3. Mesh generation
The Tool Geometry tab lets you easily edit the tool mesh of the selected project. It also keeps the settings input file up to date with changes you make, for example it adds any new materials and properties into the settings file. There are two sub tabs the tool painter and material properties
4. Run overview and batch runs
The single run tab gives you a quick overview of the simulation you are about to submit, this is help make sure the settings are correct before possibly submitting long running jobs. The batch tab allows a batch run to be set up in which several simulations can run with slight variation of a parameter(s). This is useful say if you wanted to see the effect of varying the pressure.
5. Results viewer
In the result tab you can view the various outputs of your HPEM simulations. The tab tries to make the viewing of this data quick and easy to customise. It also allows the end user to import their own data for making comparisons and also gives the ability to export data to a simple tab delimited format.