The Condition Editor can be used to control whether specific
tasks in a task sequence are executed, or whether a specification
flow operation or transition is hidden or disabled.
The Condition Editor is divided into two
- The Conditions column shows the conditions that have been
setup for the task, operation, or transition.
shows a searchable list of toolbox items that can be added to the
condition column to become a condition in a condition sequence.
The properties for the currently selected condition are
shown below the toolbox.
At any time, you can click "Cancel" to discard your changes.
To Add a Condition to a Condition Sequence
- Drag the toolbox item to add from the toolbox to the condition
- Configure the condition's properties in the property grid.
To Reorder a Condition in a Condition Sequence
- Select the condition to reorder.
- Click the "Move Up"/"Move Down" buttons to move the
condition up or down.
To Remove a Condition from a Condition Sequence
- Select the condition to remove.
- Click the "Remove Condition".
To Edit Properties for a Task
When a condition is selected, its properties are shown in the
All conditions have a "Title" property which can be used to give
the condition a descriptive name.
In addition, all conditions have a "Negated" property which can
be used to reverse the meaning of the condition. e.g. instead of
checking if a setting is true, checking if a setting is NOT
Depending on the type of condition, there may be extra
Each property has a green or a gray orb next to the property
name. A gray orb means that the property has a static value, and a
green orb means that the property's value is based on a rule. To
switch a property between static or rules-based, double click the
orb next to the property name.
If you build
a rule for property, then DriveWorks needs to have the project open
to calculate it, which means even if the specification is going
from one Paused state to another, DriveWorks will open the project
and then close it again which may affect the performance of the
project, particularly with Excel Projects.
To build a static value, type the value into the box next to the
property name in the property grid.
To build a rule, click the property name in the property grid,
and then click the ellipsis "..." button that appears to launch the
with a specific condition, see the
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