Use of Gang Groups


Gang Groups allow multiple controls of the same type to have combined operation. Each block can become a Gang master or slave, with the possibility of having multiple gang masters within a Gang Group. Controls with the gang group feature include:

Creating Gang Groups

  1. Select Edit Gang Groups from the Layout menu or toolbar icon.
  2. In the Gang Groups dialog box, click on Add to create a Gang Group. Label it as required.
  3. When a new Gang Group is created, a toggle button control appears on the control surface. It is assigned to enable or disable the ganging behavior of all controls within a Gang Group.
  4. In order to assign a control block to a gang group, open its Property Sheet and select a compatible Gang Group from the Gang Group drop-down menu. If no Gang Groups are available, then the control block might not have a DSP block type specified, or it might not be a control block that supports Gang Groups (see above).
  5. Set one or multiple Gang Masters from the property sheet. When ganging is enabled, control blocks that are Gang Masters will cause all other control blocks in the Gang Group to track any changes. Changes to control blocks that are not Gang Masters will not cause changes to other control blocks in the Gang Group.

All control blocks within a Gang Group require an Instance ID in order to work properly in test mode.