Icon Name Description
 1 New simulation New Simulation Creates a new simulation
 2 Load simulation Load Simulation Opens an existing simulation
  3 Save Save Saves the simulation
  4 Save all Save All Saves all the simulations you have open
   5 copy Copy Copies the object you selected to the clipboard
    6 Paste Paste Pastes the object you previously copied from the clipboard to the active area
  7 Play Macro Play Macro Plays your already existing macro
  8 Start recording Start Recording Starts a recording a new macro you wish to create
    9 Pause recording Pause Recording Pauses the recording of the macro you are recording
 10 Stop recording Stop Recording Stops recording the macro
 11 Import surface mesh Import Surface Imports ‘surface data’ for generating a mesh. Basically imports an object from your cad software.
   12 Launch surface repair Launch Surface Repair When you import an object to Star CCM+, it might not import perfectly and that would affect the mesh, so this tool can be used to fix that. It can also be used to create areas/surfaces of interest such as inlets and outlets.
 13 Clear generated meshes Clear Generated Meshes Clears all previously generated meshes in Star CCM+.
 14 Initialize Meshing Initialise Meshing Creates an initial surface mesh on the model
 15 Generate surface mesh Generate Surface Mesh Starts generating a surface mesh
 16 Generate volume mesh Generate Volume Mesh Starts generating a volume mesh
 17 Initialise solution Initialise Solution Initialises the solution. During solution initialization, each model that is activated in the simulation is instructed to allocate storage for its solution data. The data is then set according to the specified initial values for the model.
 18 Step Step Carries out one complete iteration and then stops.
 19 Run Run Iterates until it fulfils the number of steps set by the user.
 20 Stop Iterating Stop Iterating Stops iterating
 31 Scenes Create/Open Scenes Allows you to create or open a scene of your choice.
32 Reset View Reset View Restores the view to a zoom factor such that the model takes up most of the display.
33 Navigate Rotate Rotates the view around a focal point that your most recent mouse click in the display sets.
34 Rubberband Zoom Rubberband Zoom Allows you to zoom to a specific area in the display by clicking two points that define the opposing corners of the zoomed area.
35 Save-Restore-Select-Views Save-Restore-Select views Opens a drop-down menu that allows you to set, save or restore a view.
36 Previous View Previous View Reverses the latest change to the view.
37 Next View Next View Repeats a change that was subjected to the Previous View command.
38 Make Scene Transparent Make Scene Transparent Makes all parts transparent so that you can see all of them from any angle, and overrides the opacity settings of all the displayers in the scene.
 21 Plane section Plane Section Allows you to create a plane section derived part, which is normal to the view, by clicking two points in the display.
 22 Measure distance Measure Distance Allows you to measure a distance.
 23 Playpause animation in active scene Play/Pause animation in active scenes This toggles between playing the scene animation and pausing it.
 24 Stop animation in active scene Stop animation in active scene This stops the animation in the scene.
 25 Single step animation backwards in active scene Single step animation backwards in active scene Goes backwards in the animation by 1 frame.
 26 Single step animation forward in active scene Single step animation forward in active scene Goes forward in the animation by 1 frame.
 27 Write a movie of the animation in open scene Write a movie of the animation in open scene Records the animation onto a video file.
 28 Rubber band select Rubberband select Selects a specific area in the display by clicking two points that define the opposing corners of the area. Press <Esc> to cancel.
 29 Zone select Zone select This lets you draw a zone by clicking and dragging to create a series of connected points. Objects within that zone are selected. Press <Esc> to cancel.
 30 Selection filter Selection filter Provides options for selecting volumes, surfaces, or curves with either the rubberband or zone tool