Grouped blocks

Grouped blocks

Grouped blocks overview

Any set of blocks can be consolidated into a single grouped block. In addition to the ease of replication and enabling a "cleaner" canvas, grouping a set of blocks allows the user to virtualize or save the group to a library for future use.

Ways to display a grouped block

By default, a grouped block is shown as a yellow square that shows its individual ports whose names match the names of their connected blocks. If you want to save space, you can also display a grouped block in a collapsed form without identifying its ports.

Note In the collapsed state, you cannot make new connections to the grouped blocks ports.

Block properties

To customize the block, update the Block Properties.

Property Description
Name Name to display beneath the block on the ADL canvas
Collapsed

Whether to display the block at its normal size, showing all its connectors, or to collapse it to a smaller size displaying only a single connection point.

Virtual Whether to make the grouped block a virtual block.