Ability to change logic function block quickly by drop down box?
Kevin 8 years ago in IQANdesign • updated by Gustav Widén (System support) 2 years ago • 6
Would it be possible to add an extra drop down box to easily switch the logic block type? When sending safety signals between modules, I often copy and paste the APP OUT into the new module so i know what names I have used as the property name. This saves time when switching back to the other module application to see what the names are.
It would be much easier if I could copy the APP OUT and simply change them all to APP IN rather than having to create new APP IN's and insert the names into each one?
Could have a drop down box on every logic block type to change to any type of function? whether it be I/O / calculation / misc / interface etc?
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Compare it with e.g. the automatic value on Name on e.g. an I/O channel, MDGN, display control or adjust item, where you have the little "chain" symbol to set if the Name should be linked to an automatic value.
Also its quite handy even if you drop the wrong function block into the application to be able to select a different function by simply clicking on a drop down box. Perhaps both solutions could make it easier to configure the software?
Below an example with an MDGN:
For most I/O the automatic name is just a default, so you would most probably not benefit from using it on I/O. But for an APPOUT or APPIN; something like this could probably save some time.
The other idea is something we have also been cosidering, some sort of "Replace-function" in IQANdesign, to have a quick function to replace one channel with another without having to rearrange all references.
Automatic name on APPOUT /APPIN implemented in IQANdesign 6.06.