Adding an Initial State

Last modified on January 31st, 2017.


An 'Initial State' construct can be added to an 'State Machine Diagram' via drag-and-drop. Below is an outline of the steps necessary for adding an 'Initial State' construct to a 'State Machine Diagram':

  1. Within an 'State Machine Diagram', click the 'Initial (Characteristic)' icon in the 'New' tab of the left sidebar and continue to hold down the left mouse button.

    Click New Initial State

  2. Drag the 'Initial (Characteristic)' icon over to the adjacent diagram canvas.

    Drag New Initial State

  3. Release the left mouse button while over the diagram canvas to drop the new 'Initial State' and add it to the diagram.

    Drop New Initial State

    Notice the 'Initial State' 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 'Initial State' via the 'Attributes' tab of the left sidebar (focused automatically for convenience).

    Name the Initial State

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

 

Please Note:

Adding an Initial State

Last modified on January 31st, 2017. 


An ‘Initial State’ construct can be added to an ‘State Machine Diagram’ via drag-and-drop. Below is an outline of the steps necessary for adding an ‘Initial State’ construct to a ‘State Machine Diagram’:

  1. Within an ‘State Machine Diagram’, click the ‘Initial (Characteristic)’ icon in the ‘New’ tab of the left sidebar and continue to hold down the left mouse button.

    Click New Initial State

  2. Drag the ‘Initial (Characteristic)’ icon over to the adjacent diagram canvas.

    Drag New Initial State

  3. Release the left mouse button while over the diagram canvas to drop the new ‘Initial State’ and add it to the diagram.

    Drop New Initial State

    Notice the ‘Initial State’ 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 ‘Initial State’ via the ‘Attributes’ tab of the left sidebar (focused automatically for convenience).

    Name the Initial State

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

 

Please Note: