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Adding Blocks

You can edit your analyses by adding blocks. They allow you to add Texts, Images & Videos, Charts, and Tables.

To add a new block to the analysis, click "Add new block" in the document.

Writing text (Text Block)

When adding a text block, you can choose between different levels of headings, normal text, statements, and formulas. Choose the one which best suits your purpose and start editing.

Heading - Valispace gives you the option to choose from six different sets of headings. Click on any of them to give a heading to your document in that particular size.

Normal text - As the name suggests, this option is for you to write the main content of your document.

Statement - The statement option allows you to add quoted text from a paper, article (basically any kind of published document) or any important note that you want to save in the document.

Formula - Valispace gives you the option to add formulas to your document. The formula section is intuitive and similar to Latex. The user needs to add variables & operators and Valispace will take care of it.

To format the text, select the desired text and select the formatting or use the shortcuts seen below:

Referencing Valis - To reference the value of a Vali in the text, type a dollar sign $, and start typing the name of the Vali in the popup box. The value of the Vali will be shown in the text once you click outside the block. You can also add a new Vali to the analysis by clicking on the "create new" button in the top right corner as highlighted below.

Images and videos block

You can add images as well as videos to your document to make it more dynamic.

Tables block

There are three kinds of tables to add to an analysis: “From scratch”, “Budget”, and “Requirements”.

From scratch - Valispace allows you to add your custom table from scratch. You can add as many rows and columns as per your needs for the project.

Budget - Valispace provides the option to add the tables in the form of a budget (mass budget, power budget, link budget, etc). Once you click on the Tables → Budget, you’ll get a popup that requires you to fill up the caption (1) and the Vali (2).

For example, if we need the mass budget of the whole system, we can add “Valicopter.Mass” as the Vali and we get the below mass budget as a table.

Requirements - As the name suggests, you can also export your requirements table to the document. Like the requirements table in the Requirement Module, you can set your filters (1) and set the columns (2) at your convenience.

Charts block

Valispace also gives you the option to add various charts. You can add these charts to add more detail to your analyses.

Compare Valis - You can compare any two Valis of your project. Click on “Compare Valis”, and a popup will appear. Along with other options, you have the option to choose Chart type (1) and add Valis (2) that you wish to compare.

Matrix Valis - You can also add your matrices to the document and compare them. This works similarly to the above option of “Compare Valis” except for the fact that you can now compare two matrices. Here too, you have the option to add Chart type (1) and the matrices you want to compare (2).

Dataset - Now, you can represent any dataset Vali with the help of a graph and then present it in the document. Select the Dataset option and then the chart type (1) and the dataset (2).

Budget - If you wish to present your data in a form of a budget (mass budget, power budget, etc), you can do this with the help of this option. Below is an example of a mass budget:

History - Suppose there have been multiple changes to the value of a Vali and you would like to demonstrate how the values have changed over time. The best way to do that is to use the history feature which will help you track the changes over time and tell you the history of the selected Vali.

Count Graphs - Count graphs are strictly made to track whether the requirements have been verified or not. It exhibits a line graph which shows the total number of requirements, the number of verified requirements, and the number of non-verified requirements.

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