5.2.1 Application window

The main window of System Canvas contains several windows and various graphical elements.

Figure 5-1 Layout of System Canvas
Layout of System Canvas

Main menu

The available options with their corresponding keyboard shortcuts.


Buttons for frequently-used features.


Tabs to select the views:

Block Diagram
The components, ports, and connections.
The LISA code of the component.

You can edit every part of the system using these views.

Component list

All of the components and their protocols and libraries in the current project.

Output window

Displays status messages that are output from the build process.

Status bar

Displays information about menu items, commands, buttons, and component information.

The block diagram editor creates graphical representations of systems. It provides a rapid way to create and configure components or systems consisting of multiple components.

You can add new components to a single project or to a component repository for use in multiple projects. The Language for Instruction Set Architectures+ (LISA+) describes the components.

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