Adding a Branch Asset

Last modified on August 13th, 2014.


A 'Branch Asset' construct can be added to an 'Action Diagram' via drag-and-drop. Below is an outline of the steps necessary for adding a 'Branch Asset' construct to an 'Action Diagram':

  1. Within an 'Action Diagram', click the 'Branch Asset' icon in the 'New' tab of the left sidebar and continue to hold down the left mouse button.

    Click New Branch Asset

  2. Drag the 'Branch Asset' icon over to a branch of a 'Parallel' of your choice.

    Drag New Branch Asset

  3. When the branch highlights green, release the left mouse button to drop the new 'Branch Asset' and add it to the diagram.

    Drop New Branch Asset

    Notice the 'Branch Asset' stays selected once it has been dropped. Since it is selected, the toolbar changes to include buttons for functions which can be used on the construct. The sidebar also changes to include additional 'Attributes' and 'Metadata' tabs.

  4. Once added to the diagram, enter a meaningful 'Name' for your new 'Branch Asset' via the 'Attributes' tab of the left sidebar (focused automatically for convenience).

    Name New Branch Asset

  5. Click the 'Save' button located on the toolbar to persist your changes to your project's database.

 

Please Note:

Adding a Branch Asset

Last modified on August 13th, 2014. 


A ‘Branch Asset’ construct can be added to an ‘Action Diagram’ via drag-and-drop. Below is an outline of the steps necessary for adding a ‘Branch Asset’ construct to an ‘Action Diagram’:

  1. Within an ‘Action Diagram’, click the ‘Branch Asset’ icon in the ‘New’ tab of the left sidebar and continue to hold down the left mouse button.

    Click New Branch Asset

  2. Drag the ‘Branch Asset’ icon over to a branch of a ‘Parallel’ of your choice.

    Drag New Branch Asset

  3. When the branch highlights green, release the left mouse button to drop the new ‘Branch Asset’ and add it to the diagram.

    Drop New Branch Asset

    Notice the ‘Branch Asset’ stays selected once it has been dropped. Since it is selected, the toolbar changes to include buttons for functions which can be used on the construct. The sidebar also changes to include additional ‘Attributes’ and ‘Metadata’ tabs.

  4. Once added to the diagram, enter a meaningful ‘Name’ for your new ‘Branch Asset’ via the ‘Attributes’ tab of the left sidebar (focused automatically for convenience).

    Name New Branch Asset

  5. Click the ‘Save’ button located on the toolbar to persist your changes to your project’s database.

 

Please Note:
  • The above process describes using the ‘New’ tab of the left sidebar, which automatically generates a new entity to represent each new diagram construct. If you would like to reuse existing entities from your database to represent a new construct, use the ‘Existing’ tab instead.
  • For more information on this construct and how it is represented in the database model, see Action Diagram Constructs.