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Simple States

    Last Modified: May 15, 2018

    Simple states drive a specified list of outputs that run in response to system inputs.

    Figure 1. Simple State Elements
    1. Initial state—An initial state sets the signal values for the User Program or compound state when execution commences. All other states are intermediate states. Initial states are yellow and have thick gray borders.
    2. State output field—This field displays the output values for a given simple state. You can type the output values directly into the field.
    3. State name field—This field displays the state name. You can rename the state by clicking directly on the field.
    4. Terminal—Terminals allow you to connect transitions between states. Each simple state has twelve terminals.
    5. Resize handle—Resize handles allow you to increase or decrease the size of the state.
    6. Intermediate state—An intermediate state is any simple state that is not an initial state. Intermediate states are green with a thin gray border.

      To change an intermediate state to an initial state, right-click the state and select Make this state initial. You can also select Make this state initial on the Item tab of the configuration pane.

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