Making connections in Xbuilder for graphics, connection objects, alarms, Menta programs, or trends can be tedious due to the organization and tree structure of the System pane window.
Do logical units in the system pane have to be used when making bindings?
Xbuilder 5.0.2 - 5.1.x
Both logical and physical objects can be linked (though some unit issues might cause one method to be preferable to another) to graphics, alarms, connection objects, Menta programs, and trends. With the use of the Filter View the system and network pane can be presented in a single window filtered to only display objects which work together.
Use of the Filter View will provide a user friendly connection process that avoids the need for users to scroll up and down the system pane to drag and drop signals. The filter view toolbar also provides the ability to fix the view and connect objects without having to drag and drop them into the system pane.
The Filter View is only available in Xbuilder version 5.0.2 or higher.
- Highlight the object you want to make a connection with in the System Pane.
Select the Filter View tab in the middle pane.
Select the signal from the combined list of System and Network panes.
Use the Connect button on the Filter View toolbar to finish the connection.