I was looking at the terminals used on block diagrams in detail. It seems like the current design kind of obsures the DBL label and part of the array bracket to indicate the terminal represents an array. I started a discussion on these terminals in this thread. Terminal images for arrays on block diagram Why does the black arrow have a shaded background that obscures part of the text? I think that thread had enough positive interest that I am going to propose some sort of redesign to the appearance of the block diagram terminals here.
Several ideas came up as replacements. Here are some, the first two by me and the second two by Altenbach.
The top of the first image shows the problem with the current terminal and is enlarged on the left. The bottom of the first image shows one proposal where the terminal is enlarged by 4 pixels in width.
The second image is an idea where the terminal does not grow.
My second idea.
Christian's two ideas:
Some key points were raised:
1. Some thought the direction arrow was redundant. In my opinion, some sort of direction arrow should stay.
2. Changing the overall size of the terminal may cause problems for some (this happens in my first option). It wouldn't bother me personally, but I do understand this point.
Message Edited by Ravens Fan on 08-24-2009 04:25 PM