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Navigating Your Logicnets

Navigation by Mouse

Simple logicnets can be viewed on screen with no navigation, but as your logicnets get larger and longer, navigating the Viewer screen is easy using the mouse to drag and drop the logicnet to show the area of interest in the middle of the screen. You can also zoom in and out using a mouse scroll wheel or other standard mouse/pad feature.

If you need to, there are also specific feature buttons, grouped together in the Navigator on the bottom-left of the Viewer screen.

Navigator Tools

 To expand or collapse the navigator tools, click the arrow next to the word "navigator". 

The navigator contains zoom buttons that allow you to zoom in and out on your logicnet. These increase or decrease the size of your logicnet in the Viewer.

Redraw resubmits the page to the system, which refreshes the graph in the Viewer. This is most frequently used when you work in manual layout mode (Visual Navigation Framework only).

Center allows you to re-center your logicnet in the Viewer screen, which can be helpful if you are working on nodes at the bottom of a large logicnet and need to quickly reorient yourself.

 

If you are working in manual layout mode (Visual Navigation Framework only), you will see the manual button is enabled. You can also enable manual layout mode by clicking this button. With manual mode enabled, the grid button is enabled, which tells the system to display a grid on the Viewer to help you with layout precision.

In the move to field you can type in a node number or a portion of the node label and the system will take you to that node, highlight the node, and center it on the page. This allows you to go directly to a specific node if you know its node number or label. Partial search is possible. - the first match is found and highlighted.

Expert Tips

Sometimes your logicnet may "disappear" from the screen when you inadvertently move the mouse with the viewer graph active. When this happens, just click on center to bring the logicnet back into view.

Another useful technique to prevent your logicnets getting too unwieldy is to break them up into smaller parts, and "call" each part sequentially. Use a string of call nodes, one for for each subnet.

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