Getting "Tool software could not be found: Simulator, com.microchip.mplab.mdbcore.simu..."
I am using MPLAB X IDE v5.45 and I am trying to use the simulator. I can load the project to my PIC16F15244 Curiosity Nano board, but when I change to the simulator, I get the error below:
Tool software could not be found: Simulator, com.microchip.mplab.mdbcore.simulator.Simulator
The debugger could not be started. Terminating debug session.
User program finished
Here is what I am doing after a successful loading of the board:
- right click on projects -> project_name
- scroll to bottom and select 'properties'
- Change the "Connected Hardware Tool" to simulator
- Click on "Debug Main Project" icon
... The error above shows up in the "Debugger Console".
As noted above, if I am not using the "simulator" as the "Connected Hardware Tool" (above), and I use the actual hardware (instead of "simulator", above, select "PIC16F244 Curiosity Nano-SN ....." then it debugs fine without using the simulator.
Please advise. Thank you.