Diagrams and Objects
The Login Form Set user name, startup and basic operating mode
The Main Screen the main operating form
Diagram List and Toolbar Shows all the diagrams in a model in list form.
The Page Browser shows thumbnail images of the diagrams and can be used for navigation and sorting.
The Diagram Details form is where you can set all the properties of a diagram and write a detailed description
Object Details Form the details for a single object
The Page Text form enter formatted text about diagrams, classes and the model itself.
Project Details Form to view and edit information on the project.
The List View shows diagram symbols in a list and allows undeleting
The Outline form allows you to navigate the hierarchy, top down or bottom up.
View Text Only lists and allows editing or text and Captions for objects in a model
The Matrix Form provides the means to define tabular data such as state matrices for units and equipment.
With the Export to Web form you can create a web site version of a ControlDraw Model
List and Draw lets you produce some diagram type very quickly
Toolbars and Popups
The Main Toolbar This toolbar contains the short cuts to frequently used functions.
The Diagram Mode Toolbar Controls how the mouse works on a diagram, display and sizing
Symbol Controls is where you can set the appearance and content of a diagram object.
Connection Controls is where you can quickly set the appearance and signal type for connections.
Group Controls align and set the properties of groups of symbols
Link Page Selector add, remove or change the Symbol to Page links
Picture Selector with this you can select pictures for objects
Shape Selector Choose a shape for an object
Fonts All fonts used in diagrams and tables must be defined in styles, this is where you set them
Signal Styles define and select from as many different line styles as you need,
Paste Special Import pictures, text, groups or tables of data from another Windows program.
Or copy objects from the open model as clones.
Global Find and Replace Copy the setting of one object to other objects anywhere in the model.
Text Control tool is used to set fonts and text justification
Descended object Linker is used to set links between higher level parameters and lower level ones
The Hover Mode Popup Menu provides quick access to useful functions
States, Dynamics and Procedures
Matrices provides the means to generate tables such as unit state matrices.
Sequence Numbering SFC step and transition numbering
SetSymbols and CheckSymbols Set up Special Objects that refer to other symbol states
Run Mode controls provides control when running a diagram dynamically
Object Dynamics set the dynamic properties of a symbol
Expression Builder set the VB Sript for an object
Signal Dynamics control the dynamics appearance of the connections when running diagrams dynamically.
State Matrix run controls set or save the state if the symbols to a row in the matrix.
Procedure Charts provides the means to generate tables such as unit state matrices
Calculation Symbols have an editor for writing and testing calculations
Data Designer allows you to define data to store beyond that which is shown on a diagram.
Classes and Data Build provides tools to populate the database
Data Views provides tools several tabular views of the data in the model.
Show Symbol Data shows the data stored with a particular symbol and it's instances.
Database Tagging and Numbering automatically sets Tagnames and Instance 'Real Tag's for the objects in the model
Object Specifications shows the Object and Instance data associated symbol on a diagram.
Publish and Backup Raise a revision or make day to day backups, as this also compacts the morel
Compare Show the difference between models
About This shows the version of the program and the user data.
The File manager maintain your models and import from one model to another.
Model Review provides several ways of looking at the structure of your model and some correction facilities
Model Class Hierarchy and Field Inherits Map provides more on the structure and inherited data fields
Tools Utilities Set the default modes and those settings that are not stored in models
Embedded Picture Manager Shrink embedded pictures, delete unused ones and create rotated versions.
Diagram Sorter Re-order all the diagrams in a model by various methods
Registration How to obtain a license.
Global Find and Replace can be used for global changes