4.2.1 Application window

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

Figure 4-1 Layout of System Canvas
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Main menu
The available options with their corresponding keyboard shortcuts.
Toolbar
Buttons for frequently-used features.
Workspace
Tabs to select the views:
Block Diagram
The components, ports, and connections.
Source
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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