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Creating New Element Types

Creating New Element Types

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New element types are created through the Modeling Options dialog accessible by clicking the Modeling Options button on the Model tab of the ribbon.

 

mouse_24 Exercise 65: Create a new process step type.

 

BTN_AR131. Create a new model using the default settings template.
BTN_AR132. On the Model tab of the ribbon, click Modeling Options. The Modeling Options dialog opens.
BTN_AR133. Click New. The New Process Step Type dialog opens.
BTN_AR134. On the General tab, type in a name for the process step type:

dlg_new_process_step_type_general

 

BTN_AR135. Switch to the Behavior tab. Select the Allow attached to elements and Allow attaching to elements Behavior check-boxes as in the picture below:

dlg_new_process_step_type_behavior

 

BTN_AR136. We'll want to change the default graphical properties of the process step. On the Modeling tab, click Edit:

dlg_new_process_step_type_modeling

BTN_AR137. The Edit Graphical Properties dialog opens. Switch to the Fields tab.
BTN_AR138. Select Name from the list and click Properties. The Text Box Properties dialog opens.
BTN_AR139. In the dialog, enter the information as in the picture below:

dlg_txt_box_properties

BTN_AR139. Click OK to close the Text Box Properties dialog.
BTN_AR1310. Click OK to close the Edit Graphical Properties dialog.
BTN_AR1310. Click OK to close the New Process Step Type dialog.
BTN_AR1311. Close the Modeling Options dialog by clicking OK.

The new element type is now created and can be used by clicking on its button on the Tool Palette.