Internal Block Diagram Constructs

Last modified on March 6th, 2015.


This section defines the building blocks of an 'Internal Block Diagram' in Innoslate. The 'Internal Block Diagram' supports three (3) unique diagram constructs: a 'Block', a 'Port', and a 'Connector'. Each diagram construct is described in more detail below:

Internal Block Diagram Constructs

Last modified on March 6th, 2015. 


This section defines the building blocks of an ‘Internal Block Diagram’ in Innoslate. The ‘Internal Block Diagram’ supports three (3) unique diagram constructs: a ‘Block’, a ‘Port’, and a ‘Connector’. Each diagram construct is described in more detail below:

  • Block

    This construct is used to capture the physical components of a system. In the system model, an Asset entity with a Block label is generated to represent a ‘Block’ construct. In the diagram, this construct is represented as a rounded block containing the name of the ‘Block’, as shown below:

    Block Construct

  • Port

    This construct is used to specify the location where ‘Block’ constructs connect. In the system model, a Port entity is generated to represent a ‘Port’ construct with the decomposes/decomposed by relationship to a block entity within or above a current level of composition.

    Port Construct

  • Connector

    This construct is used to capture the relationships between physical components of a system.

    In the system model, a Connector entity is generated to represent a ‘Connector’ construct with a connects to relationship to each of the entities which represent the two (2) connected constructs.

    In the diagram, this construct is represented as a solid line connecting two (2) ‘Block’ constructs, two (2) ‘Port’ constructs or a combination thereof and a line label containing the name of the ‘Connector’, as shown below:

    Connector Construct