Graphically Editing Test Patterns

The MxSuite offers a powerful way of creating test data. Often test patterns are easily created or edited graphically using only your mouse. Alternatives exist to creating the stimuli and expected responses graphically. Sometimes you may prefer to enter the data manually. See Manipulating Signals.

When you first create a TestCase, the patterns for each Signal will be straight horizontal lines, with a value corresponding to the Signal's Initial Value in the Signal Dictionary. There are several edit modes for Signal patterns. The edit mode depends on the classification of data represented by each Signal. The edit modes, along with the graphic editor characteristics are described below.

hmtoggle_plus1Discrete Edit Mode
hmtoggle_plus1Continuous Edit Mode
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hmtoggle_plus1Event Edit Mode
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To select multiple Signals, hold down the shift key and click on the first and last Signal of the group. You can use the up and down arrows in the Pick Signals dialog to arrange the Signals into a consecutive group.

oTo select non-consecutive Signals, hold down the Ctrl key and click on each Signal.

oTo select all the Signals in the TestCase, press Ctrl-A.

You can annotate any transition in a Signal to help document your TestCase. Select a vertical line segment, press F4 or right-click and select Edit Transition. Add your annotation in the comment field, and select OK. When you pass the mouse over the transition the comment is displayed.

To reset Commanded or Expected Values for a Signal to all zero values, right-click on the Signal Plot Area then select Signal‑>Clear. This feature is available for individual DataBlocks also.

Video Demonstration: Editing Signals

Related Topics:

Using the Transition List

Viewing Signals

Signal Classification

Signal Dictionary

Signal Overview

Manipulating Signals

MxVDev Toolbars

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