Briefcase dialog-box

See: Add Briefcase Function-Block


Edit the Briefcase FB

Icon-FB-Briefcase

Open the Briefcase FB dialog-box:

1.Double-click the Briefcase FB in the graphic-area

- or -

Motion FB dialog-box

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Display Options

1s-red << write a label >>

Enter text to be a 'label' that will remind you which FBs you have put in the Briefcase FB. The label shows above the Briefcase FB in the graphic-area.

2s 'Background colour' and 'Transparency' Slider

When you show the 'Briefcase Display Window', you can edit its colour.

Use the transparency slider to edit the density of its colour.

3s 'Hide Elements' / 'Show Elements'

Show or hide the elements in the Briefcase Display Window.

'Hide-Elements' to hide Briefcase Display Window
'Show Elements' to show Briefcase Display Window

Dialog-13.2-BriefCaseFB-AddRemove

Add / Remove Function-Blocks

Add FBs to the Briefcase

1.Click the Padlock5s to unlock the Briefcase [the Padlock5s icon becomes unlocked - see image].
2.Click FBs in the graphic-area

Each FB you click moves from the graphic-area to the Function-Blocks10r box in the Briefcase

3.Click the Padlock5s again to lock the Briefcase.

Remove FBs from the Briefcase:

1.Click the Padlock5s to unlock the Briefcase
2.Click a FB that is in the Function-Blocks box - in the Briefcase - to make a FB 'active'.
3.Click the Red Cross4s button
4.Do 1 - 3 again to remove a different FB.

The FBs return to the graphic-area, outside the Briefcase Display Window. The wires that connect to and from a FB will now connect with the Briefcase.

5.Click the Padlock5s again to lock the Briefcase

Arrange FBs with 'Briefcase Display Window'.

1.Do Show Elements check-box3s - see above.
2.Click the 'Arrange FBs'6s button

The FBs are now in a 'linear array' in the graphic-area.


Add all FBs with wires that are connected 'upstream' of a FB

1.Click a FB in the Function-Blocks box10r in the Briefcase
2.Click the Add All icon 7s

The FBs that are 'upstream' [connected to its input-connector] are now in the Function-Block box

Add all FBs with wires that are connected 'downstream' of a FB

1.Click a FB in the Function-Blocks box10r in the Briefcase
2.Click the Add All icon8s

The FBs that are 'downstream' [connected to its output-connector] are now in the Function-Block box


Remove all FBs from the Briefcase

1.Click the Remove All icon8s

The FBs are now in the graphic-area

GA-BriefcaseFB-Window

Example:

Briefcase FB and label: Lifter Mech.
The Briefcase Display Window is a light grey box, with a blue border.
The window resizes as you add or remove FBs.

To move the Briefcase FB and the FBs in the graphic-care

1.Drag the Briefcase FB1s-red to move the Briefcase Display Window2s

 

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