The main window of Axon Ivy shows a toolbar with various buttons which is situated right below the menu bar of the application. This section explains the most important actions for Axon Ivy users that can be found on the toolbar.


The number and activity state of the buttons that are shown in the toolbar depend on the current selection and the currently active editor. They may therefore slightly vary and not exactly correspond to the screenshot below.



New Wizard Selector

This button opens a drop down list with all available new wizards to create new resources for editing. Some of the shown wizards are contributed by the Eclipse system and are not Axon Ivy specific.

To create new Axon Ivy resources it is recommended to use the menu entry Axon Ivy > New… or to use the context menu in the Axon Ivy project tree.


Saves the contents of the currently active editor.

Start Process Engine And Show Start Page

Starts the process engine, switches to the Process Development Perspective and displays the start page.

Start Process Engine

Starts the process engine (start page is shown only if browser view is already opened).

Stop Process Engine

Stops the process engine and terminates all currently running processes (including User Dialogs).

Set Animation Speed

Configure the animation speed for process simulation. You find other animation settings in Engine/Simulation Settings.

Enable / Disable Animation

Globally enables / disables animation during process simulation. You find other animation settings in Engine/Simulation Settings <workspace-preferences-process-engine>.

Language Settings

See Language Settings for more details.


Opens the Search dialog. Allows you to search for any text within any resource of the current project or even in the whole workspace (use the File > Search tab of the dialog).

Goto Previous Modification

Goes back to the editor and location where the last modification was made (if available).

Goto Next Modification

Goes to the editor and location where the next modification was made (if available).

Open Perspective

Opens a drop-down list with perspectives to select for opening. Non-standard perspectives can be chosen from the Other… menu entry.