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  • Overview
  • Wizard for creating a flexible modeling
  • The different elements that can be inserted into a model
  • Describing the elements
  • Adding a project element to a flexible modeling
  • Sub-modeling
  • Managing the altitude of objects
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Creating a flexible modeling
Overview
To create a new flexible modeling, you can:
  • Use the creation window ("File .. New .. Architecture .. Flexible modeling"). The wizard for creating a new modeling starts.Click among the quick access buttons.
    • In the wheel that is displayed, hover "Architecture" and click "Flexible modeling". The window for creating a new element is displayed: click "Architecture" then "Flexible Modeling".
    • The wizard for creating a flexible modeling starts.
  • Select "New flexible modeling" from the popup menu of "Project explorer" pane. The wizard for creating a new modeling starts.
Wizard for creating a flexible modeling
The wizard for creating a flexible modeling allows you to:
  • specify the title of the flexible modeling.
  • choose the initial content of the modeling.
    • Empty: Blank modeling
    • Simple: Modeling that is using a database
    • With components: Modeling that is using a database and components.
    This content can be customized thereafter.
  • choose the advanced properties of the modeling. These properties affect:
    • the automatic insertion of title boxes: used to configure the automatic presence of a title box in the main modeling and in the sub-models. This option can be modified at any time in the editor.
    • the automatic use of the contributors found in the Project Monitoring Center in the list of model actors. This option can be modified at any time in the editor.
The description of the model is completed. The model is displayed in the editor.
The different elements that can be inserted into a model
The modeling editor allows you to insert several types of elements into your modeling. These elements are available in the toolbar of the modeling editor or via the "Insertion" menu of the editor.The modeling editor allows you to insert several types of elements into your modeling. These elements are available in the "Creation" pane of modeling editor.
  • Beginning ( ): Used to view the beginning of the flexible modeling.
  • Ending ( ): Used to view the ending of the flexible modeling.
  • Decision/Choice ( ): Used to view a choice in the flexible modeling.
  • Process ( ): Used to view a process.
  • Application ( ): Used to view an application.
  • Data file ( ): Used to view a data file.
  • Image ( ): Used to include an image (custom image or image found in the image catalog) in the flexible modeling. This image has the same characteristics as a process.
  • Title box ( ): Used to include a title box in the flexible modeling. Used to give a title to a flexible modeling or to a sub-model for example.
You also have the ability to insert simple shapes (circle, ellipse, rectangle, rounded rectangle) and to link all these elements.

Describing the elements

Each element of a flexible modeling can be configured via its description window ("Description" from the popup menu of the element).
See Describing an element for more details.

Adding a project element to a flexible modeling

If you perform a flexible modeling of a WINDEV, WEBDEV or WINDEV Mobile project, the elements found in your project can be directly inserted into the modeling. To do so, Drag and Drop an element from the project (found in the "Project explorer" pane or in the "Analysis" pane for example) toward the model.
When the element is inserted into the flexible modeling, indicates that the element is linked to an object of the project. To open this object directly, you can:
  • double-click the arrow.
  • select "Open the linked element" from the popup menu.

Sub-modeling

The "Application", "Process" and "Choice" elements can be used to enter into a "sub-modeling". For example, the description of the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) of a company may include the following sub-models: Management of customers, management of estimates, marketing, production, accounting, ...
See Managing the sub-models for more details.

Managing the altitude of objects

All the elements found in the modeling editor can be stacked. An element can be found in the foreground or in the background, an element can be moved one level up or down. This allows you to position an image in the background of the modeling for example.
Minimum required version
  • Version 10
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