Working with Flowcharts

Working with Flowcharts

A strategy is made up of flowcharts, and each flowchart controls different aspects of your automation project.

About this course

Keep in mind that a strategy is the software program you create using PAC Control. Each flowchart controls one aspect of the strategy—one piece of the automated process. Since most control applications are complex, the strategy typically has several flowcharts, or charts, that all work together to make up a strategy. 

Learn how to work with flowcharts, the building blocks of your strategy, in PAC Control.

Topics include: 

  • Overview of flowchart components
  • Quiz 1 (to test your knowledge)
  • Working with flowchart elements: How to create flowcharts, change their properties, use drawing tools, and close them.
  • Starting a chart from the Powerup chart: Learn how to add and complete an instruction.
  • Understanding strategy settings: How to archive and set workspace options.
  • Quiz 2 (to test your knowledge)

Course Duration: ~30 min

Curriculum

  • Overview of Flowchart Components

    Review basic flowchart concepts

  • Quiz 1

    Quiz 1: Overview of Flowchart Components

  • Working with Flowchart Elements

    Learn how to create a new flowchart, change flowchart properties, use flowchart drawing tools, and close a flowchart.

  • Creating a New Flowchart
  • Changing Flowchart Properties
  • Closing a Chart
  • Using the Flowchart Drawing Tools
  • How to Start a Flowchart from the Powerup Chart

    Learn how to develop a Flowchart from the Powerup Chart including adding and completing instructions.

  • Adding an Instruction
  • Completing an Instruction
  • Some Strategy Settings

    Explore some strategy settings including how to archive your strategy and set workspace options.

  • Archiving Your Strategy
  • Setting Workspace Options
  • Quiz 2
  • Up Next: Building Chart Logic with Digital I/O

About this course

Keep in mind that a strategy is the software program you create using PAC Control. Each flowchart controls one aspect of the strategy—one piece of the automated process. Since most control applications are complex, the strategy typically has several flowcharts, or charts, that all work together to make up a strategy. 

Learn how to work with flowcharts, the building blocks of your strategy, in PAC Control.

Topics include: 

  • Overview of flowchart components
  • Quiz 1 (to test your knowledge)
  • Working with flowchart elements: How to create flowcharts, change their properties, use drawing tools, and close them.
  • Starting a chart from the Powerup chart: Learn how to add and complete an instruction.
  • Understanding strategy settings: How to archive and set workspace options.
  • Quiz 2 (to test your knowledge)

Course Duration: ~30 min

Curriculum

  • Overview of Flowchart Components

    Review basic flowchart concepts

  • Quiz 1

    Quiz 1: Overview of Flowchart Components

  • Working with Flowchart Elements

    Learn how to create a new flowchart, change flowchart properties, use flowchart drawing tools, and close a flowchart.

  • Creating a New Flowchart
  • Changing Flowchart Properties
  • Closing a Chart
  • Using the Flowchart Drawing Tools
  • How to Start a Flowchart from the Powerup Chart

    Learn how to develop a Flowchart from the Powerup Chart including adding and completing instructions.

  • Adding an Instruction
  • Completing an Instruction
  • Some Strategy Settings

    Explore some strategy settings including how to archive your strategy and set workspace options.

  • Archiving Your Strategy
  • Setting Workspace Options
  • Quiz 2
  • Up Next: Building Chart Logic with Digital I/O