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Managing Subsystems and Custom Components

When you convert a subsystem into a shared subsystem or generate a new custom component, a subsystem or custom component definition entry is added to the Local Components tab ( ) at the left of the model workspace.

 

The Local Components tab contains two palettes:

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Components palette — displays the shared subsystem and custom component definitions that you created for the current MapleSim model.

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Hierarchy palette — a place to organize shared subsystem and custom component definitions into a hierarchy.  For information about creating a hierarchy, see Creating a Hierarchy for a Model in the Local Components Tab.

 

The Find field above the palettes can be used to find a subsystem or custom component definition quickly.  Enter the full or partial name to find matching components.

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Matches are not case-sensitive.

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The Hierarchy tree is pruned to show only groups containing matching components.

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To clear a search, click the Clear Search button ( ).
Note: If you do not see all the expected components and subsystems in the Local Components tab, it may be because the filter from your last search is still active.  Clear the current search to see all the components.

 

You can drag icons from the Local Components tab to add multiple copies of a subsystem or custom component to your model. Also, you can manage your subsystem and custom component definitions by using the context menus available in this tab. For example, you can use the context menu options to duplicate, remove, and rename entries in the Local Components tab.

 

For more information about subsystem definitions and shared subsystems, see Creating Subsystem Definitions in Chapter 2 of the MapleSim User's Guide.

Notes

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Entries cannot be removed from the Local Components tab if shared subsystems or shared custom components created from those definitions are in the model workspace.

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If you add and then delete a shared subsystem or custom component in the model workspace, its subsystem definition or custom component definition remains in the Local Components tab until you close the file or remove the palette entry by using the Remove context menu option.

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You can use the Prune Model tool to remove any unreferenced subsystems in your model.  For more information, see Pruning a Model.

See Also

Grouping Components into Subsystems

Creating Custom Modeling Components

Creating a Hierarchy for a Model in the Local Components Tab

Converting a Subsystem into a Shared Subsystem

Adding Multiple Copies of Subsystems and Custom Components to a Model

Duplicating an Entry in the Local Components Tab

Removing an Entry from the Local Components Tab

Renaming an Entry in the Local Components Tab

Pruning a Model