In each project you are able to create and store multiple placements for your Pointers. You can then easily select one of them for each analysis. A pointer placement can include any number of points that designate where the selected pointer will touch or hover above the sensor. Each point is simulated separately one after the other.

PRO TIP: Use a single-point placement in an analysis to rapidly get an indicative answer of your sensor performance. Then use multiple positions to further explore and understand your sensor.

At first you select the  "Pointer" tab from the left bar and then select "Placements" from the top menu and click on the purple button "Create new pointer placement":

At the left part of the canvas you see the top-view of your sensor including orange dots on the points that you have already selected. At the right part you see an abstract 3D view of your sensor model, this is mostly useful when you are simulating multiple Z-distance values for your pointer (e.g. hovering finger). You can use the mouse wheel to zoom in/out and right click to pad to all directions.

Multiple points by clicking

You can add as many points as you are interested in simulating by using either the menu to the right or by directly clicking on the canvas. Use the button "Add New Points From Canvas" and click wherever you like to place your pointer; you can edit the values from the table to the right. Don't forget to click "Done" when you're ready.

Parametric positions

You can also create a linear set of points using the pencil next to a point at the table to the right. You can vary any of the three dimensions as you like and all the combinations will be simulated. Simply type the preferred "start", "step", and "end" values. You should fill the same start and end value and step equal to 1 when you do not wish to sweep a direction. For example, a horizontal sweep setup should look like this:

Only the starting point will appear on the canvas in order to avoid messy sketches. You can use the little gear icon in order to show all the points:

The created Pointer Placement is saved automatically, simply click back to "Pointers" tab to add a new Placement or to "Analysis" if you are ready to continue with setting up your Analysis.

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