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We add a dynamic schematic diagram of the cantilevered plate, and at the end of the session our EASAP will look like this,

1. Select our EASAP and start up the Builder.

  • Find the menu: EASA > Author > Applications
  • Select 'My EASAPs'
  • Click on the EASAP we created in Session 1
  • Click on the EASAP Builder link in the new page

2. We create a DIAGRAM to contain lines and rectangles.

  • Right-click STYLE LIST
    STYLE LIST has many built-in LINE STYLE and FILL STYLE objects which we will utilize below
  • Select: Sibling > Add DIAGRAM
  • Rename it plate1

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.

3. 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
    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.

4. Add another RECTANGLE, a grey wall to which the plate is fastened.

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

5. Add a third RECTANGLE to show the actual plate in red with variable length and thickness.

  • Right-click wall
  • Select: Sibling > Add RECTANGLE
  • Rename it plate
  • Set
    Origin: 0, 0
    Size: L, t
    Fill Style: Red
    Line Style: Black t1 full

6. 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

7. Let's check our work and test the EASAP.

  • 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 dimensions are rendered in real time
  • 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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