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Practical Session 2: Add a Diagram

Estimated completion time→10 minutes.

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

Please follow the instructions below to complete this practical session.

Under the EASA→Author→Applications tab,

  • Select My EASAPs
  • Click on our EASAP
  • Click on the EASAP Builder link in the new page.

In the Builder expand the USER INTERFACE branch,

Now we are ready to create our first diagram.

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

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
    • Select Child→Add RECTANGLE.
    • Rename it backgrd
    • 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 (), 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
    • Select Sibling→Add RECTANGLE
    • Rename it plate
    • Set:
Parameter Name Parameter Value
Origin:0, 0
Size:L, t
Fill Style:Red
Line Style:Black t1 full

In the final step we associate the new DIAGRAM with the TABBED PANE in which it will be displayed.

    • 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 Test the EASAP.

The first TABBED PANE window will now look like this:

We may check on the diagram's functionality.

  • Change values for the 'Length' or 'Thickness'.
  • Save the EASAP, click on the Save button.
  • Let's check our work.

The EASAP Tree should look like this:

When finished checking the EASAP,

  • Exit EASAP Builder

We are now finished with Practical Session 2.

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