TABLE OF CONTENTS
These are the main parts of the software's interface:
Name and parameters display settings
This is where you can name your project and select the project's type: a double click opens a sub-window to change the project's name. A single click opens a sub-windows of parameters depending on the set filter.
This filter allows you to select what parameters to show on the screen, these are the different groups:
The parameter group is not hard coded and can be defined in the "advanced" settings of the editor's drop-down menu.
To open/retract the parameter list, click once on the top left header (Name) will open the parameters like those shown in the picture above. Double-clicking on one of these parameters opens the corresponding parameter editor.
Also, pay attention to the borders of the parameters:
The grey colour indicates that everything is fine, the red colour an error and the yellow colour a warning.
When a border is discontinuous it means that it is a function (see Data structure for more info).
To configure, manage and edit your project, you can use the allowed tools, in the 2nd interface area.
The tools' displaying changes depending on if you're designing a board, a component, a layout, editing a sub-system etc.
The dynamic functionalities of the tools according to the type of project makes it possible to avoid making inconsistent manipulations such as opening a document in a subsystem, as this would overwrite the subsystem. As well as other inconvenient manipulations.
To open/close a tool, just click on the corresponding button in the n°2 interface area. Each tool has the same behavior, similar to a wizard. It is always a list of sorted sequences, corresponding to the list of actions you need to do. The top left icon is to get back to previous sequences if there are, or close the tool, it is like a "cancel" button. The "close" button is used to go to the next sequence or close the tool if the current sequence is the last one.
For now, it is impossible to open two tools at the same time. You can resize the tool with the little bottom-right dot.
This tool may be your best reference when you start using EBE. It's a tool that helps you find various things like specifications, components, etc. If you don't know what to do just click on it! More info about the solver on the diagnosis page
It is important to know where you are when designing. A board represents the highest level in the software, the same board will usually contain components and systems which are lower levels and accessible as well by double-clicking on them.
A Double-click opens a lower lever, the Back button allows you to return to the previous upper level. This is a way to navigate between the different levels in the model part of the design.
Also, there is the world of model design and hardware design, and we often have to switch between the two.
The Layout/Model button is used to switch between model and layout. The article Data structure explains more about this topic.
This area is the graphical access to the global system
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