Adding a Port

Last modified on January 31st, 2017.


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

 

Adding an Un-attached Port

  1. Within an 'Internal Block Diagram', click the 'Port' icon in the 'New' tab of the left sidebar and continue to hold down the left mouse button.

    Click New Port

  2. Drag the 'Port' icon over to the adjacent diagram canvas.

    Drag New Port

  3. Release the left mouse button while over the diagram canvas to drop the new 'Port' and add it to the diagram. The 'Port' will automatically snap to the nearest invisible grid intersection.Notice the 'Port' 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.

    Drop New Port

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

    Name the Port

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

Adding a Port to a Block

  1. Within an 'Internal Block Diagram', click the 'Port' icon in the 'New' tab of the left sidebar and continue to hold down the left mouse button.

    Click New Port

  2. Drag the 'Port (Asset)' icon over to the destination 'Block' of your choice.

    Drag New Port

  3. When the 'Block' box highlights green, release the left mouse button to drop the new 'Port' and add it to the diagram. The 'Port' will be added to the border of the 'Block' construct.

    Drop New Port

    Notice that the 'Port' name remains highlighted in the New Port window under the Attribute tab.

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

    Name the Port

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

 

Please Note:

Adding a Port

Last modified on January 31st, 2017. 


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

 

Adding an Un-attached Port

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

    Click New Port

  2. Drag the ‘Port’ icon over to the adjacent diagram canvas.

    Drag New Port

  3. Release the left mouse button while over the diagram canvas to drop the new ‘Port’ and add it to the diagram. The ‘Port’ will automatically snap to the nearest invisible grid intersection.Notice the ‘Port’ 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.

    Drop New Port

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

    Name the Port

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

Adding a Port to a Block

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

    Click New Port

  2. Drag the ‘Port (Asset)’ icon over to the destination ‘Block’ of your choice.

    Drag New Port

  3. When the ‘Block’ box highlights green, release the left mouse button to drop the new ‘Port’ and add it to the diagram. The ‘Port’ will be added to the border of the ‘Block’ construct.

    Drop New Port

    Notice that the ‘Port‘ name remains highlighted in the New Port window under the Attribute tab.

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

    Name the Port

  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 Internal Block Diagram Constructs.