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Create Flowchart Steps from the Claims Panel

Use the claims panel in the Drawing Tool to quickly create flowchart steps and entire flowcharts based on your claims.

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Written by Laura Berwick
Updated over a week ago
  1. Open the Drawing Tool and, if needed, add a new figure on an existing sheet or on a new sheet.

  2. Click the Claims icon to expand the Claims Panel in the left-hand sidebar.

  3. Select the desired claim element.

  4. Click the Add Flowchart Step option.

  5. A flowchart block will be created with the selected claim element included as the block label. That element will be highlighted to show that it has been used in the flowchart.

  6. Use the stencil edit control as needed to change the type of flowchart element shown for each step.

  7. Repeat the steps above to create new flowchart stencils connected by connector lines to previous stencils,

    OR add additional steps from the Stencils panel and connect them with connector lines manually,

    OR click the blue arrows around a selected stencil to populate additional, connected stencils of the same type above, below, or to the left or right of the selected stencil.

  8. Include additional descriptions and a component for each step as desired to provide an enriched autogenerated description.

  9. Type or autogenerate a figure description in the specification section for your flowchart figure. An autogenerated description will incorporate the block name, number, and descriptive label for each step in a separate paragraph.

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