Hiding Connections between model levels

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Hiding Connections between model levels

Post by wgaskill » Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:26 pm

I would like to eliminate all the visible connections in a model that I inherited. The model has many connections to statistic blocks and plotters and I would like a way to connect without showing the line and the named variables. Is there a way to make these connections like is done with "cloning", so that the connections and variable names are not visible on a layer, but the information can still flow between layers?

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Re: Hiding Connections between model levels

Post by davek » Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:40 pm

Depending on exactly what you want there are a number of ExtendSim features that can help you.

1. Under the Model menu, you can choose "hide connections". This will hide all of the connections in the model.
2. If you want to organize your model better, try using "named connections". You can send a value from one place to another in a model through text blocks. Look this up in the manual for more information
3. If you want to send information through levels of hierarchy, you can either write and read the values to a database table or use the throw and catch blocks.

Dave Krahl
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