Adding Text and Illustrations to a Subsystem or Custom Component
By default, a subsystem appears as a white box in the MapleSim window, and a custom component appears with a default icon. You can customize the appearance of a subsystem or custom component icon in the MapleSim window.
To add text and illustrations to a subsystem or component icon:
In the model workspace, right-click (Control-click for Mac) the subsystem or custom component in the model workspace and select Open Component. Alternatively, for a subsystem, you can also double-click the subsystem to open the detailed view. (For custom components, double-clicking opens the associated template.)
Click Icon View (
) in the Model Workspace toolbar. The icon for the subsystem or custom component appears.
custom component icon
Use the drawing and layout tools on the Annotations toolbar to change the illustration or add text.
When you are finished, click Diagram View (
) to switch to the diagram view and browse to the parent level of the subsystem or custom component. The subsystem or component icon displays the text and illustrations in the model workspace. The updated icon is also used in the Local Components tab (
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