h-hermsen - 2021-12-28

alternatively check the sim is enabled beforehand and turn it on if not yet enabled

devs = proj.find('testdev')
if len(devs) > 0:
   # check if sim is enabled
   cur_sim_mode = devs[0].get_simulation_mode()
   print(cur_sim_mode)
   # enable sim conditionally
   if not cur_sim_mode:
      devs[0].set_simulation_mode(True)