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Notes

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Introduction

During your work with Aximmetry, you may have several reasons to set notes in your compound.
For example, you may leave notes so that you and others can easily pick up the work where you left it.

On this page, you will learn how to leave notes and use the Info Panel in Aximmetry.

Setting up a note

In the Flow Editor, right-click on an empty surface. In the menu select: Insert Note...  

Info Panel

The panel that shows the note's text is called Info. To display it, click on the Info option in the View menu or press Ctrl+I.

The Info panel will appear next to the Preview panels. You can get information about some of the modules if you hover your cursor over them.

Hide and unhide Notes

Notes don't have to be seen at all times. You can hide them by right click on an empty surface in Flow Editor and choosing Hide Notes.

From this point, the notes will be only seen in the Info window.
And if the compound has a note, instead of showing it, the Flow Editor will show a notes icon at the right bottom corner of the editor.

Binding notes

Notes can bind to many things, even other notes in Aximmetry. You can bind notes to:

  • Pins
  • Nodes
  • Compounds
  • Control Boards
  • Other Notes

You can bind notes to multiple targets, even to mixed targets.

Notes for Nodes

You can connect notes to a Node itself or either a Pin. You will see the note in the Info window when you point the mouse cursor to the Node or the Pin.

Notes for Compounds

To add a note for the whole compound, connect the note to the left or right side:

Then it will point to the top:

And from the outside of the compound, when your mouse is over the compound, the note's text will show up in the info panel:

You can also add notes for the pins:


Notes for Control Boards

You can connect notes to the Input pins of a Pin Collector to name buttons and values of a Control Board. And you can connect a note to the Pin Collector itself to comment on the board itself.

Here are examples of the 3 ways of connecting the notes.
How the setup looks in the Flow:


These notes will be shown in the view->info window.
Also, in the case of buttons, the title of a note will be shown as a tooltip (example 3).

1 Panel Info Note

How the comment of the pin collector itself looks like in the Control Board:

2 Pin Info Note

How the comment on the normal pin looks like in the Control Board:

3 Button Info Note

How to comment on a pin with multiple buttons:

You have to start these notes' titles with "#" and the corresponding number of the button you want to comment on:

How the comment looks like for a special button with Icon Keyword:

How the comment looks like for a normal button:

Notes for other notes

Sometimes you may want to bind notes to other notes. For example, this can be useful when you want to note a workflow in your compound.

Note Options

Here you can set the parameters of the note.

Title

The upper text box is the note title.

Body

The lower text box is the note body.

Colors

By default, the note is in Auto colors mode. This means when you connect the note to a compound it will take up its color.
If you uncheck Auto colors you can set up your note box's colors manually. The box called Back is the Node's color, the Title box is the color of the title text, and the Body box is the color of the body text:

Transparency

If you check Transparency the note node will be transparent and only the text will be visible until you connect it to something. From now on only a thin frame, the bind, and the text can be seen. and the background will still be transparent.

Size

By default, the Note is auto-sized by the size and amount of text. If you uncheck Auto Size you can manually resize the window in the Flow Editor.

Font sizes

In the line where is the Title color box, you can adjust the title font size and form. One line below is the adjustment of the main text. Here you also can align the text in the box.

Special character: Linked

The special character combination $linked$ will show up as the connected nodes' names:

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