Re-use a step sequence

You can re-use a sequence of discovery steps you created for one pattern in other patterns.

About this task

Re-using ready step sequences allows you to avoid recreating the same steps manually.

You first save the steps you want to re-use into a repository (library), and then you can insert them wherever relevant and as many times as needed.

Procedure

  1. Create a re-usable step sequence:
    1. Navigate to the pattern containing steps you want to re-use.
    2. Navigate to the steps you want to combine and select the check box for each step.
    3. Right-click a selected step and choose Create Library From Marked Steps.

      Create a re-usable step sequence.
    4. Fill in the fields, as appropriate, and click OK.
      Field Description
      Library Name Specify a unique name for the library.
      Library Description Specify a meaningful description for the library.
      The combined steps are saved in the library of re-usable sequences.
  2. Re-use the step sequence you created:
    1. Navigate to the pattern in which you want to insert your step sequence.
    2. On the Identification or Connectivity Sections form, select Library reference from the Operation list.
    3. Select the required re-usable sequence from the Library list.
      The sequence is inserted as substeps inside an untitled step.
    4. Rename _Untitled_Step_ to reflect the purpose of the step.

      Renaming the untitled step after inserting re-usable step sequence.

What to do next

Finalize a pattern