iBlocs™ now available with iRise, are powerful, functionally rich, reusable UI components and behaviors that enabling the creation of visualizations ten times faster than before. Using iBlocs, complex UI behaviors and business logic can now be visualized in seconds and makes iRise accessible to a wide range of user skill sets.
iBlocs enable visualization authors to intuitively assemble in seconds visualizations that contain complex behaviors. For the novice user, it offers a path to rapid learning and the capability to build visualizations quickly and simply. For the more seasoned user, it enables reusable components that enforce best practices.
iRise also offers an iBloc™ Application Programming Interface (API) that enables the quick creation of iBlocs from thousands of pre-built components freely available on the Internet. iRise also has made available an initial set of iBlocs that are freely downloadable from a marketplace and can be added to visualizations in seconds.
iBloc™ API Enables Quick Component Conversion
iBloc Marketplace Offers Ready-to-Use Components, Accelerating Time to Visualization and Empowering Simulation Authors
A set of custom UI components and behaviors packaged as iBlocs are now freely available from the iRise Website, enabling customers of iRise to quickly import them into their projects and accelerate the simulation of complex behaviors. For a complete list of freely downloadable iBlocs currently available, please go to the marketplace.
An iBloc file is really a package containing all of the files necessary to import and use the custom widget or action in iRise Studio. A growing set of iBlocs developed by iRise and our partners can be accessed from The iRise marketplace. Regardless of the source, after acquiring an iBloc, the Studio user places it in the iBloc folder on their hard drive. The Studio client monitors this folder, and automatically adds the custom widget or action to the Widget Panel when the new iBloc is detected.
To import an iBloc and make the associated custom widget or action available in Studio, follow these steps:
Place the iBloc in the following folder on your hard drive:
In Windows Vista or 7: Username\Documents\iRise\iBlocs
In Windows XP: Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\iRise\iBlocs
If it is not already open, start iRise Studio.
In Simulation View in Studio, open the Widget Panel by choosing View > Widget Panel or by pressing F8 on your keyboard.
The custom widget or action associated with the iBloc should now be available in the Widget Panel.
Note: Studio PE does not currently support iBlocs.