Adding a Connector

Last modified on January 31st, 2017.


A 'Connector' construct can be added to an 'Internal Block Diagram' via drag-and-drop. The sections below contain outlined instructions of how to add a 'Connector' construct.

 

Adding a Connector Between Blocks

The example used below connects two (2) 'Block' constructs with a 'Connector' construct.

  1. Within an 'Internal Block Diagram', select the 'Block' you would like connected to another 'Block'.

    Select the Source Block

  2. Click the green circle and continue to hold down the left mouse button.

    Click New Connector

  3. Drag the green circle over to another 'Block' of your choice.

    Drag New Connector

  4. When the other 'Block' box highlights green, release the left mouse button to drop the new 'Connector' and add it to the diagram.

    Drop New Connector

    Notice the 'Connector' 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.

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

    Name the Connector

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

Adding a New Connector Between Ports

The example used below connects two (2) 'Block' constructs with a 'Connector' construct via two (2) 'Port' constructs.

  1. Within an 'Internal Block Diagram', select the 'Port' you would like connected to another 'Port'.

    Select the Source Port

  2. Click the green circle and continue to hold down the left mouse button.

    Click New Connector

  3. Drag the green circle over to another 'Port' of your choice.

    Drag New Connector

  4. When the other 'Port' box highlights green, release the left mouse button to drop the new 'Connector' and add it to the diagram.

    Drop New Connector

    Notice the 'Connector' stays selected once it has been dropped.

  5. Once added to the diagram, click on the line label and enter a meaningful 'Name' for your new 'Connector' via the 'Attributes' tab of the left sidebar (focused automatically for convenience).

    Name New Connector

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

 

Please Note:

Adding a Connector

Last modified on January 31st, 2017. 


A ‘Connector’ construct can be added to an ‘Internal Block Diagram’ via drag-and-drop. The sections below contain outlined instructions of how to add a ‘Connector’ construct.

 

Adding a Connector Between Blocks

The example used below connects two (2) ‘Block’ constructs with a ‘Connector’ construct.

  1. Within an ‘Internal Block Diagram’, select the ‘Block’ you would like connected to another ‘Block’.

    Select the Source Block

  2. Click the green circle and continue to hold down the left mouse button.

    Click New Connector

  3. Drag the green circle over to another ‘Block’ of your choice.

    Drag New Connector

  4. When the other ‘Block’ box highlights green, release the left mouse button to drop the new ‘Connector’ and add it to the diagram.

    Drop New Connector

    Notice the ‘Connector’ 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.

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

    Name the Connector

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

Adding a New Connector Between Ports

The example used below connects two (2) ‘Block’ constructs with a ‘Connector’ construct via two (2) ‘Port’ constructs.

  1. Within an ‘Internal Block Diagram’, select the ‘Port’ you would like connected to another ‘Port’.

    Select the Source Port

  2. Click the green circle and continue to hold down the left mouse button.

    Click New Connector

  3. Drag the green circle over to another ‘Port’ of your choice.

    Drag New Connector

  4. When the other ‘Port’ box highlights green, release the left mouse button to drop the new ‘Connector’ and add it to the diagram.

    Drop New Connector

    Notice the ‘Connector’ stays selected once it has been dropped.

  5. Once added to the diagram, click on the line label and enter a meaningful ‘Name’ for your new ‘Connector’ via the ‘Attributes’ tab of the left sidebar (focused automatically for convenience).

    Name New Connector

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

 

Please Note:
  • For more information on this construct and which types of constructs can be connected with a ‘Connector’ in an ‘Internal Block Diagram’ see Internal Block Diagram Constructs.