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Session 2: Add a diagram

Estimated completion time → 10 minutes.

In this practical session, we create a diagram representing a dynamic schematic representation of the plate.

The EASAP interface will look like the figure below 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 the EASAP we created from Practical Session 1.
      • Click on it
        • Click on the EASAP Builder link in the new page.

We are ready to create our first Child 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.

  • Let's add a rectangle to act as a white background for our diagram.
    • 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
    • Select Copy ()
  • Right-click backgrd
    • Select 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
  • Let's 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
  • Finally we must associate the new DIAGRAM with the TABBED PANE in which it will be displayed.
      • Select input
        • Click in the Diagram: parameter value box,
          • → A pop-up window showing plate1 should appear
            • Select plate1
              • Click OK
  • Save and check your work.

The first TABBED PANE window will now look like this,

  • Verify the diagram's functionality,
    • Change values for the 'Length' or 'Thickness'
      • → Observe that the changed dimension are rendered in real time.
  • Let's check our work,
    • The EASAP Tree should look like this:

  • When you are done checking your EASAP
    • Exit EASAP Builder.

We are now finished with Session 2. Let's continue with Session 3.

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