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Graphic shapes, tools, and commands
of connections and blocks and you want to present the model to others without so much clutter in the workspace.
Reservoir model with hidden connection lines (L) and hidden connectors (R)
☞ These commands work at each level of hierarchy separately and take effect in whichever level is the active window. Thus if you want only the top level of the model to not show connectors, but the hierarchical levels to show connectors, choose the command when no hierarchical lev- els are open.
Changing model styles
ExtendSim provides the capability for block icons to have alternate model styles that affect their appearance in a model. This implementation depends on the block developer, so many libraries have only one style - the default Classic style. If a library has multiple styles, use the Model > Change Model Style command to choose a new style. If the library does not have multiple styles, giving the command will have no effect on block appearance. Block develop- ers can create libraries with up to 8 model styles, as discussed in the Developer Reference.
Graphic shapes, tools, and commands
The six tools in the Shapes menu let you add drawing objects to the model. The Shuffle Graph- ics tool lets you arrange drawing objects in layers. Use these tools to make your models easier to read or to make them more aesthetically pleasing.
Drawing objects in the Shapes menu
Shapes menu
Use the Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Oval, and Polygon tools to add those shapes to your worksheet or Notebook. For example, to add a rectangle, select the Rectangle tool, click in the model where you want one of the rectangle’s corners, and drag to the diagonally opposite corner.
The Line tool will draw a line at any angle and the Draw Right Angle Line tool restricts the lines to horizontal and vertical. You can also add colors and pat- terns to the shapes and lines you draw, as described in “Patterns and colors” on page 640.
☞ To resize or reshape an object, click the shape then click the small rectangle in the bottom right and drag to create the desired shape. If you hold down the Shift key as you reshape a rectangle, rounded rectangle, or oval, the shape will become a square or a circle. If you resize a square or circle while holding down the Shift key, it will maintain its proportional measurements.
Shuffling graphics
By default, new objects are created in front of existing ones. The Shuffle Graphics tool lets you arrange drawing objects (not text) that are on top of each other. Click this tool, then click on the object. If the object is in front, it will be sent behind. If it is not in
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