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A graphical representation of the influence or dependence of one block on other blocks.

This block is used as a “comment” in the interaction matrix to show relationships between blocks.

Creating an influence

From the Projects window

  • Expand the Project to which you wish to add the influence by clicking the + symbol next to it. Right-click on ‘Blocks’, or a sub-system in ‘Blocks’, and select Influence from the pop-up menu.

From the Matrix window

  • Right click the off-diagonal cell in the same row as the source and in the same column as the target and select Influence from the the pop-up menu

From the Blocks window

  • Place the mouse cursor over the table and right-click on it. Select New | Influence from the pop-up menu

Editing an influence

NoteMost block properties can be edited directly in the Blocks window.

The block editor is shown by right-clicking the block in a window and selecting Edit. In the Blocks window, you can also show the block editor by selecting the block and clicking the Edit button, or by double-clicking the right-most “validation” column of the block.

The block editor has three tabs:


This page lets you edit basic properties such as name, sub-system and base unit. See editing properties for more information.


This page lets you edit the visual properties of the block in the matrix window and graph window. See editing appearance for more information.

See also

influence.txt · Last modified: 2019/11/18 13:34 (external edit)