You can use colour in your diagram to visually distinguish between different types of Resources, Nodes or Connections. However, Machinations can also use colour to set rules for your Resources flow.
In the video example below, we have showcased the same diagram in 3 states:
Not Colour Coded: there's a conflict of pulling between the 2 Resource Connections of the Drain.
Colour Coded: the Drain now pulls through both Resource Connections,. The rule of how Resources flow towards the Drain is being set through their colour.
Colour Coded with flow interruption: Notice how when we change the type of Resource one of the Connections may accept, the flow changes, and the Orange Resources are being stacked in the Pool.
You can use colour to emphasise or to distinguish different elements of your diagrams, without this affecting the flow of Resources.
Watch the video below for such an example. On the same diagram example used before, with Colour Coding active, we will change the colour of one of the Sources and one of the Resource Connections. Notice this type of change has no effect on the Resources the Node and Connection handle.