Creating custom resource types
You can create custom resource types. They have their own diagrams where you can add parameters, statecharts, functions, etc. You can select custom animation for the resource types that you create and easily make changes to those animation figures.
To define a custom resource type
- Drag the
Process Modeling Library
palette into the graphical editor.
dialog box will be shown.
- On the first page of the wizard, specify
Agent type name.
- Choose the animation for the resources of this type. If you want the resource units to be animated both in 2D and 3D, choose
and select 3D model from the list below, otherwise select
and choose from another (shorter) list. If no shapes satisfy your needs, just choose
None. You can draw animation of the resource on its graphical diagram later.
- Finished with choosing the animation, click
to proceed to the next step.
Specify the parameters for this resource type. Click
list to create new parameter. Having selected a parameter in this list, you can set its name, type, and initial value using the controls in the right panel. To remove a parameter from the list, click the
The graphical diagram of the created resource type will open. You will see there the chosen resource unit animation (located in the axis origin) and the parameter(s) you have defined in the wizard.
Now you can specify this resource type in the flowchart blocks parameters, for instance, in