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Menu Commands and Toolbars
Model menu
Model menu
The commands in this window affect the parts of the model window and the way that the window is viewed.
Make Selection Hierarchical
Encapsulates selected blocks into a single hierarchi- cal block and replaces those blocks on the model worksheet with the hierarchical block. This is described in “Hierarchy” on page 618.
New Hierarchical Block
Starts a new hierarchical block. This prompts you for the name of the new hierarchical block, then opens a blank hierarchical block structure window for build- ing the model. This is described in “Building a new hierarchical block” on page 621.
Open Hierarchical Block Structure
Opens the structure of a hierarchical block so you can edit its icon or Help. Note that the hierarchical block must be selected on the model worksheet. This command is equivalent to holding down the Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) key while double clicking a hierarchical block on the model work- sheet. See “Modifying hierarchical blocks” on
page 627.
Connection Lines
Sets the format of the connection lines. These are described in detail in ““Connection lines” on page 635.
Show Named Connections
Shows the connections between named connections. This is useful to show data flow in com- plex models with many named connections. Named connections are discussed at “Named con- nections” on page 638“.
Hide Connections
Hides the connecting lines between blocks. This is a cosmetic change that is mostly used to enhance presentations. Select the command again to show the connecting lines.
☞ This command works at each level of hierarchy separately and takes effect in whichever level is the active window. Thus if you want only the top level of the model to not show connections, but the hierarchical levels to show connections, choose the command when no hierarchical lev- els are open.
Hide Connectors
Hides the connectors visible on blocks. This is a cosmetic change that is mostly used to enhance presentations. Select the command again to show the connectors.
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