Miscellaneous blocks

Miscellaneous blocks

Stopwatch block

When a discrete event message enters its discrete input port, the Stopwatch block evaluates its StopTime formula (using the Formula Builder) to determine the stop time in milliseconds. After the specified stop time, the block sends a discrete event message through its output port. The Stopwatch block must be reset with a new incoming discrete event message to repeat its operation.

Example The Stopwatch block is triggered when it receives a discrete event message from a fill. The Stopwatch block formula is set to 1000, which causes the block to wait one second before forwarding the discrete event message to the DiscreteOrder block to submit the exit order.

The Stopwatch block allows you to set a custom timer interval instead of a fixed interval of 250 ms, and lets you decide when to repeat the timer, which prevents unnecessary timer events.

Block properties

To customize the block, update the Block Properties.

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

Formula to calculate the timer value.