When you start the Reconfiguration Tool from the component tab, a basic pre-made flowchart is displayed, see Figure 1 below. This graphical representation is made up of blocks and arrows. Each block has an item count showing exactly how many items it contains. In the green properties box, selected blocks can be renamed to represent what the block contains, and you can change color of all types of blocks. The same setup is inserted if you click the Add reconfig button.
Figure 1: The pre-made flowchart is inserted when you first open the Reconfiguration tool, or when you click the Add reconfig button.
Additional blocks and arrows can be added manually to the pre-made chart to represent a real scenario. It’s also possible to insert sub-levels, thus creating a hierarchy. Just remember that a drawing block can only be connected to one compare block. If you want to add a new level, click the New level button to insert a sublevel flowchart to your reconfiguration, as shown below.
A reconfiguration with a new level added.
Updating the reconfiguration
There are two update options in the Reconfiguration window:
The updating options
- Reload all: Click the Reload all button to update the information for all blocks in your reconfiguration. If changes have been made to any of your drawings these will be added to your reconfiguration.
- Load from opened drawing: This box is checked by default. If blocks contain information from a currently opened file, data from that file wil be updated in your reconfiguration.