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What is a System Output?

A system output is a resulting computation from the AI system. Once exported, the AI system will be receiving data, performing cycles of computation, and providing the resulting decisions to the host system/external environment. 

In the diagram at right, you can see that system outputs are visually accessible on the System Outputs Bar, which is displayed while in System view mode.

This bar can be dragged vertically by clicking, holding and dragging the left mouse button anywhere in the open (unused) area of the gray bar.

System Outputs are contained visually within categories, which are convenient groupings of like-outputs. You can create custom categories and modify their name and appearance.

Once created, the outputs are placed on the outputs bar and can be connected to any number of system modules. Each cycle of execution the module will place the current value from the system computation into the respective system outputs.

Attaching outputs to system modules is achieved by right clicking on the desired system output and holding the right mouse button down as you drag a connection line to the target system module. You will know you have a compatible connection when you hover the mouse cursor above the module outputs rectangular area on the right side of the module, and it turns green - signifying a compatible connection.

The System Output Properties Dialog

System output properties can be modified in the system output properties dialog box as shown in the diagram.

  • Output Name: Enter the name of the system input.
  • Description: Add any information about the output that is helpful to you during the project design phase.
  • Category: Select from the drop down list the category this output will be placed in. Categories can be added at any time by right clicking the vertical gray system outputs bar and selecting Add Category from the pop-up menu. You can re-assign any output to a different category at any time.
  • Data Type: Choose either Value or Array of Values. In most cases you will simply leave the default selection as type value. You can set the initial value to something other than the default of 0 if desired.
ai builder input properties dialog

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