As SIMPLIS carries out an analysis, it creates additional data files in the same directory as the input file. These files are created by SIMPLIS primarily for its own use. It is recommended that everyone browse through this chapter to get an idea what these data files accomplish and as a result, be able to take advantage of these data files during various analyses. The section Taking Advantage of Existing Files is particularly helpful for running time-domain simulations.

In the illustration that follows, the name of the input file is assumed to be "XXXX". Each data file generated by SIMPLIS is named "XXXX.extension" where "extension" is a string of characters particular to the data file.

The version of SIMPLIS supplied with SIMetrix sends its simulation data to SIMetrix which is then responsible for saving it. This data is usually stored in .sxdat files located in the TEMPDATA directory.