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Internal Block Diagram of the View 5.1.

Figure 1 shows the list of the views in the main toolbar to access the view 5.1.


Figure 1. Drop-down list to access the view 5.1.

Allocate Functions to Components

To allocate a Function to a Component, we select a component such as: a component, a Macro function, or a Software component. We right-click on the selected Component and then, click on Add existing. It opens a drop-down list to choose the type of existing Object to be added (see figure 2).

Figure 2. Allocate a Function to a component

 We select Function. It opens the Dictionary of Functions (see figure 3). It should be noted that a Function cannot be allocated more than one time. In the list of Functions, select one or several Functions (be aware to not allocate a Function twice) and click on add.

Figure 3. Dictionary of Functions

arKItect SEA includes a tool, called Allocate Functions, which identifies the non-allocated Functions. This tool creates a "container" (which is an Object of type component) in the view 5.1. and puts all non-allocated Functions in this container. Then, to allocate a Function, you can drag & drop it between the component container and the component concerned. In case of parent child Functions, you can:

  • either allocate the parent Function to a component; then, its child Functions are also allocated to this component,
  • or allocate separate each Child Functions to different components.

Tabular View of the View 5.1.

In the Tabular view of the view 5.1., as in its Internal Block Diagram, we can define allocate Functions to Components. Projects Tools gives access to Tabular views (see figure 4).

Figure 4. Tabular View of the View 5.1. in Project Tools

a. Allocate Functions to Components

In table 1 you can allocate Functions to Components. This table contains two sheets. In the firs one, you can see the list of all Functions and the Components they are allocated to. In this sheet, you can identify the Functions that are not allocated to Components. This sheet does not display the Components without Functions. The second sheet, contains the list of all Components and their allocated Functions. Thus, the Components without Functions can be identified in this sheet. These two sheets allow to verify the allocation in two directions.

Table 1. Allocate Functions to Components through Tabular View

Three buttons are available in the top left-hand corner of the table:

  • Open RMGW file: to use a RMGW (see the documentation on Model GateWay),
  • Export to Excel: to export the table to an Excel file,
  • Append Line: to add a new line at the end of the table.

By right-click on the ID of each Function / Component, you can replace it by another existing Function / Component (see figure 5).

Figure 5. Modify the Content of the table in Tabular view 5.1

When the modifications are done in the table, three buttons (in the bottom right hand corner of the table) allow to apply or cancel them:

  • Apply: modifications are taken into account in the table,
  • OK: the same as Apply, but it switches the view back to the Internal Block Diagram,
  • Cancel: modifications are deleted and the view is switched back to the Internal Block Diagram.
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