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Merging, Diverging, and Routing Flow 401
Throwing flow and catching flow remotely
The particulars of the throw/catch connection can be viewed from the dialogs of either the Throw Flow or Catch Flow blocks. In the Throw Flow dialog you can select the Catch Flow block and see the throw/catch connection; in the Catch Flow dialog you can select
the Throw Flow block and see the throw/catch connection.
Catch Flow and Diverge model
Similar to the previous model, the top and bottom lines for the Catch Flow and Diverge model produce identical results even though the flow connections have been created differently:
• Thetoplineofthemodela uses regular connections to connect the two outflow branches of a Diverge block to Valve AA and Valve AAA.
• The bottom line uses throw/ catch connections to connect the outflow branches of the Diverge block to Catch Flow BB and Catch Flow BBB.
In the bottom line, both Catch
Flow blocks indicate in their dia-
logs that the block labeled
Diverge B is remotely sending the flow. Since the flow is being sent by a Diverge block which can have multiple outflow branches, and since each Catch Flow block must receive its flow from a separate source, the Catch Flow blocks must also specify which of the Diverge block’s connector positions they will receive flow from.
In the screenshot at right, the Catch tab of Catch Flow BB indicates that it is receiving flow from the Diverge block labeled Diverge B. It is getting that flow from the Diverge block’s top outflow branch (outflow con- nector position 0).
Portion of Catch Flow BB dialog
Catch Flow and Diverge model
Portion of Throw Flow dialog
☞ If the throw/catch connection has been properly
defined for a particular branch of a Merge or Diverge block, the “Open” button for that branch will appear in the last column of the table in the block’s Throw or Catch tab.
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