Creating a Reaction: File Content Modification Event    

This task explains how to use the FileContentModification event associated with the reaction feature.  This event launches a reaction each time the file associated with the design table is modified.
  1. Open the KwrBallBearing1.CATPart file. The following picture is displayed.

  1. Click the Design Table icon (). The Creation of a Design Table dialog box is displayed.

  2. Click Create a design table from a pre-existing file and click OK. The File Selection dialog box opens.

  3. Select the KwrBearingDesignTable.xls file and click Open. Click Yes when asked if you want to associate the columns of the tables with the parameters.

  4. Click OK to apply the default configuration.

  5. From the Start > Knowledgeware menu, access the Knowledge Advisor workbench and click the Reaction icon (). The Reaction dialog box opens. 

  • In the Source type field, select Selection and select the DesignTable.1 in the specification tree for the Reaction to be applied to the design table.
  • From the Available events list, select FileContentModification.
  • In the Action field, select Knowledgeware action and enter the following message: Message("The design table was modified").
    Click OK when done. The Reaction feature is added to the Relations node.
  1. Double-click DesignTable.1 in the specification tree. The Design Table window is displayed.

  2. Click Edit table... and change the material of row 2 to Gold. Save your file and close it.  The reaction is launched and the message is displayed.

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