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Practical Session 2: Add Diagram

Estimated completion time = 10 minutes.

In this practical session, you will create a diagram representing a dynamic schematic of the plate. The figure below provides a view of how your EASAP will look at the end of this session.


Please follow the instructions below to complete this practical session.

  • Under the EASA→Author→Applications menu, select My EASAPs and find your EASAP.
  • Click on it and then click on the EASAP Builder link in the new page.

Now you are ready to create your first diagram. Child

  • Right-click STYLE LIST and select Sibling→Add DIAGRAM. Rename this diagram object plate1.

We add a rectangle to act as a white background for your diagram.


Note: The Child objects under DIAGRAM are drawn in the order that they appear on the Tree from top-to-bottom. Thus we draw the background first, and then draw the two rectangles afterward. If we drew the background last, it would hide the rectangles from view.


  • Right-click plate1 and select Child→Add RECTANGLE. Rename it backgrd and set:
Parameter Name Parameter Value
Origin:-0.5 [ft], -5 [ft]
Size:11 [ft], t + 10 [ft]
Fill Style:White

Expressions that pass the automatic checks will be colored blue. If a problem is detected, the expression will be colored red.

  • Right-click backgrd, Copy () and then Paste (Sibling) (). Rename it wall. Set:
Parameter Name Parameter Value
Size:0.5 [ft], t + 10 [ft]
Fill Style:Gray
Line Style:Black t1 full

We will add a third rectangle to show the plate length and thickness.

  • Right-click wall and select Sibling→Add RECTANGLE. Rename it plate and set:
Parameter Name Parameter Value
Origin:0, 0
Size:L, t
Fill Style:Red
Line Style:Black t1 full

The final step is to associate the new DIAGRAM with the TABBED PANE in which it will be displayed.

  • Expand the TABBED PANE LIST, and select input. Click in the Diagram: parameter value box, and a pop-up window showing plate1 will appear. Select it and hit OK.
  • Save and check your work.

The first TABBED PANE window will now look like this:


You can also check on the diagram functionality by making changes to values for the 'Length' or 'Thickness'.

  • Save the EASAP by clicking on the Save button.
  • Check your work.

The EASAP tree should look like this:

  • When you are done checking your EASAP, exit EASAP Builder.

You are now finished with Practical Session 2.

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