Defining Views and Assigning to Layouts
A ‘Layout’ consists of a collection of data views arranged in a defined manner on the screen.
The user may define an unlimited number of different layouts within any Analysis Protocol, and may switch from one layout to another by selecting the desired layout in the tree menu with a single click. This gives the user a way of quickly seeing the same trial data in many different pre-defined ways (useful in the many stages of analysis).
In order to give maximum flexibility, each layout is created from the library of ‘View Definitions’. This ‘View Definition’ approach means that the user only has to define a graph, 3D data view, or stick figure joining diagram once, and can then assign that view as a part in any number of layouts.
To add a new layout, simply right click ‘Layouts’ in the left hand tree menu and choose ‘Add New’.
Note: An empty layout already exists in any newly created the protocol. This Layout is named “Layout 0.0”.
To activate, rename or delete a layout, hover the cursor over the chosen layout in the tree menu, then ‘right click’ the mouse and select the appropriate option.
To activate a layout, choose the option “Set Current”. The font style of the chosen layout will automatically become bold. A layout can also be selected by double-clicking on its name.
To rename a layout, click on the “Edit” option. A new window will appear, then change the name and click on “OK”.
To delete a layout, click on the “Remove …” option. Note that this action cannot be reversed.
Layouts can be either ‘locked’ or ‘unlocked’ using this menu. A ‘locked’ layout prevents the current user from accidentally altering the structure of the layout such as closing a 3D view.
Any panel can be split by clicking on one of the first four icons on the top panel bar (see picture below) to create an additional panel.
The first icon from the left (Split Left) opens a new panel to the left of the current panel. The second icon from the left (Split Right) opens a new panel to the right of the current panel. The third icon from the left (Split Up) opens a new panel above the current panel. And finally, the fourth icon from the left (Split Down) opens a new panel below the current panel.
Alternatively, the user can also split a panel by 1) selecting the panel to split, 2) clicking on the “View” menu and 3) choosing either “Split Left”, “Split Right”, “Split Up”, or “Split Down”.
Adding a Defined View to a Layout
Any defined view can be added to the layout by selecting the panel where to display the view and by double-clicking on its name in the tree menu. The view will automatically be assigned to the currently selected panel (in the case of the new layout, there is only the ‘New Panel’ panel available so the selected view will be inserted here).
However to assign a view to a panel, the view needs to be defined first. There are different type of views that are designed for real-time display and general data display:
- Marker Text *
- Analog Text *
- Force Text *
- 3D Views**
- Live Graphs **
- Trial Field Views
- Stick Figure Joins
(*) These views are predefined and not configurable
(**) These views need to be created by the user and are fully configurable