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Functional analysis with Unistep

With Unistep you can highly improve the presentation of your functional analysis

In functional analysis of a process, at the beginning you define some main general steps that happen sequentially in time. Then each of these steps is detailed (decomposed) in some lower-level steps (that happen in time too). This decomposition may go down one or more levels. Looking at more detailed (internal) levels is also called « drill down » functional analysis.

Here you find an example of  this kind of diagrams. You can show dynamically how control goes from the main processes to the sub processes (drill down), as functional decomposition. 

Functional analysis example - a main function, has two sub-functions. Each sub-function has also its components
General view Drill down to level 1 Drill down to level 2
Functional analysis - drill down   Functional analysis - drill down level 1  

Here is a practical example how Unistep may help functional analysis : display selected sub functions, animate the whole diagram in a drill down mode, using various options:

  • Visio in standard mode, Unistep streams in normal mode
  • Visio in standard mode, Unistep streams in "isolated" mode (shapes belonging to non selected streams are dimmed
    • Isolated 25%
    • Isolated 50%
    • Isolated 75%
    • Isolated 100% (other shapes are invisible)
  • Visio in "presentation mode" (high quality graphics, without toolbars), Unistep streams in normal mode. Unistep commands are from keyboard only.
  • Visio in presentation mode, Unistep streams in "isolation" mode
    •  Isolated 25%
    •  Isolated 50%
    •  Isolated 75%
    •  Isolated 100% (other shapes are invisible)
Visio in normal mode, display several streams
Selection of two streams Selection of three streams Selection of four streams
A selection of two streams   A selection of three streams   A selection of four streams
         
Visio normal mode, Display two streams in Unistep isolated mode
Two streams selected,  display normal Two streams in isolated mode. Dim value: 25 % Two streams, isolated, dim value: 50 %
A selection of two streams   Two streams. Dim 25%   Two streams. Dim 50%
         
Two streams selected,  dim value: 75% Two streams in isolated mode. Dim value: 100 %  
Two streams. Dim 75%   Two streams. Dim 100%    
         
Visio in presentation mode. Display several streams
Two streams selected   Three streams selected   Four streams selected
Multistreams (2) in presentation mode   Multistreams (3) in presentation mode   Multistreams (4) in presentation mode
         
Visio in presentation mode, Display two streams in Unistep isolated mode
Presentation mode. Two streams selected Two streams in isolated mode. Dim value: 25 % Two streams in isolated mode. Dim value: 50 %
Presentation mode. Two streams   Two streams. Dim 25%   Two streams. Dim 50%
         
Two streams in isolated mode. Dim value: 75 % Two streams in isolated mode. Dim value: 100 %  
Two streams. Dim 75%   Two streams. Dim 100%