Creating a Reaction: Insert Event  

This task explains how to use the Insert event in a reaction feature. In the scenario below, you are going to insert an element into the CATProduct document, which displays a message.
  1. Open the KwrSyringeAssembly.CATProduct file.

  2. From the Start > Knowledgeware menu, access the Knowledge Advisor workbench and click the Reaction icon () to create a reaction. The reaction dialog box opens. 

    • In the Source type field, select Selection for the Reaction to be applied to the element you select and select the syringe in the specification tree).

    • From the Available events list, select Insert for the reaction to occur when an item is inserted into the CATProduct.

    • In the Action field, select Knowledgeware action and enter the following message: Message("An element was added to your document")
      This message will be displayed each time you insert a new component into the CATProduct.

    • Click OK. A reaction is added to the Relations node in the specification tree.

  3. Double-click the root of the specification tree, select Insert > Existing Component... and click the root of the specification tree. The File selection dialog box opens.

  4. Select the KwrSyringePiston.CATPart file and click Open.

  5. The new element is inserted and the reaction is fired. The following message is displayed:

For more information about the Reaction feature window, see Using the Reaction Feature Window.