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New Release of JKI State Machine Editor Integrates Event and Case Structures, Adds New "Explore States" Dialog

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@Jim C you may want to tell your coworkers to sit down when the hear about this new release... :D

We've made another great round of improvements to the JKI State Machine Editor that we're excited to tell you about.

Integrated Event Structure and Case Structure Viewer

The biggest thing you'll notice is that we've integrated the Event Structure and Case Structure into a single tree view -- all of the Event Structure frames have been added under the "Idle" ("Event Structure") item at the top of the tree (as shown in the screenshot below). You can now easily navigate all the Event Structure frames and Case Structure frames from this single tree view. Drag & drop to reorder the Event frames -- it works just as you'd expect!

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Context Help Shows Documentation for Frames of the JKI SM

If you show the Context Help window (<Ctrl+H> or Help >> Show Context Help) and then hover over a frame name in the JKI State Machine Explorer's tree view, the Context Help window will update to show the documentation string for that frame.

 JKI-SM-Explorer-Context-Help-Hover.png

 

Explore States Dialog

Another cool feature we added is the ability to Explore States on a state string constant. Simply right-click on a state string constant and choose Explore States (as shown below).

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This will open a dialog (shown below) that looks a lot like your string constant, and allows you to click on individual lines/states of the string constant, which will navigate the JKI State Machine to that frame. This allows you to quickly jump between frames if you'd like to navigate through the sequence of states in the string constant.

Explore-States-Window.png

 

Grouped Right-click Options on States

Finally, we added a small usability improvement where we now group all of the right-click options for a state, under a single submenu (as shown below) -- previously, these were all at the root level and started to get unwieldy.

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I hope you enjoy this latest round of improvements to the JKI State Machine Editor and it helps your write great code even faster.

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Can i Link this case structure viewer to my existing case structure. i already created one VI using Enum based state machine.Now i want to convert it to JKI state machine.is there any possibility to convert with minimum changes instead of re-implementing.

 

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