Shown above is a simple SMARTree that displays a number of these elements arranged in a user defined hierarchy. The second column describes the type of element in each row. The tree hierarchy is used to arrange the contents of your elements in a logical manner so that the relationships between elements is easily understood. It also allows the user to establish logic in the tree that can be used to pass conditions or states from “child” elements to their respective parents elements. This is especially useful when developing standards or protocols for your trees.
The elements can be organized in a hierarchical way using a number of methods that include drag and drop, using the “Edit” Tab, or right clicking the elements and using the shortcut menu to indent or outdent the elements.
There are a number of methods available to aid in creating elements for your tree. They include: right click and select “add item”, drag an item from a library, use the “add Item” button or through the use of preexisting templates. You can also use macros to create and edit elements efficiently.