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BaseOps User's Guide, Chapter 5: Working with the List Pane

The list pane, located along the left side of the BaseOps main window, displays the objects (runways, flight tracks, flight profiles, etc.) in a BaseOps case.

The list pane is composed of two main parts: the object type selector and the object list. Use the object type selector to choose the object type (runways, flight tracks, etc.) of interest. This is known as the selected object type. All objects of the selected type will be displayed in the object list.

Note:

The available object types will vary, depending of which noise models you have selected. For example, airspace profiles are only used by the MRNMap noise model. If MRNMap is not selected, then airspace profiles will not appear in the object type selector. See Noise Models for more information.

One object in the object list is always selected. This is known as the selected object. The selected object is the one that you are currently working with. Before you can edit or delete an object, you must first select it.

Above the object list is a row of buttons that allow you to add, duplicate, and delete objects, and set sorting and filtering options for the object list.

Note:

A BaseOps case can contain only a single instance of some types of objects (for example, the Weather object). If the object list displays an object of this type, the various buttons (Add, Delete, etc.) will be grayed out.

Tip:

If you prefer working with the keyboard, use to following shortcuts to move the keyboard focus to the list pane.

Adding a New Object

To add a new object of the selected object type, you can:

Duplicating Objects

To create new objects that are copies of existing objects, first select the existing objects, then either:

See Selecting Multiple Objects for instructions on how to select multiple objects.

Deleting Objects

To delete objects from a BaseOps case, first select the objects, then either:

See Selecting Multiple Objects for instructions on how to select multiple objects.

Printing Objects

To print objects, first select them, then either:

If a mappable object (i.e., an object that can be displayed on a map, such as a flight track or a flight profile) is selected, then a map of that object is printed.

If a report is selected, then it is printed.

If the messages object is selected, then the messages are printed.

Copying, Cutting and Pasting Objects

You can use the clipboard to transfer objects between BaseOps cases. Use the Cut, Copy, and Paste commands on the Edit menu. The object list must have the keyboard focus in order to cut or copy objects.

See Selecting Multiple Objects for instructions on how to select multiple objects.

Sorting and Grouping the Object List

You can sort and group the objects in the object list. Objects will be displayed in outline form, based upon the sorting/grouping criteria you specify.

To sort and group the object list, follow these steps.

  1. Either press the Sort button , or else press Ctrl + S. The Sorting and Grouping dialog box is displayed.

  2. Use the drop-down lists to select the criteria for sorting. Objects will be sorted and grouped by the criteria you select, starting with the top criterion and working down the list. The available criteria will depend on the selected object type.

    Once you have selected all of the desired criteria, set the remaining drop-down lists to "None".

Filtering the Object List

You can filter the objects that are displayed in the object list. Only those that match your criteria are displayed. For example, you can choose to display only the flight profiles for a particular aircraft.

Note:

If filtering is in effect, the Filter button will be colored bright yellow and red . This serves as a reminder that there may be hidden objects that are not currently displayed in the object list.

To filter the object list, follow these steps.

  1. Either press the Filter button , or else press Ctrl + F. The Filtering dialog box is displayed.

  2. Choose the criteria for displaying the objects. The available criteria will depend on the selected object type.

    Enter the valid values for each criteria in the text boxes provided, separating the values with commas. For example, in the above screen capture, the Aircraft Names text box contains "A-10A, F-15A, F-16A", so only the flight profiles with those three aircraft will be displayed.

    Only those objects that meet all of the criteria you specify will be displayed. If you do not wish to select objects based upon a particular criteria, then delete any text in the box associated with that criteria.

    If desired, you can use wildcards to specify your criteria. These are special characters that can be used to match a range of names. BaseOps recognizes the following wildcards.

    • * - Matches any sequence of zero or more characters. For example, A*B would match AB, AXB, or AXXB.

    • ? - Matches exactly one of any character. For example, A?B would match AXB, but not AB or AXXB.

    • [ABC] - Match any one of the characters A, B, or C. For example, A[XY]B would match AXB or AYB, but not AB, AXXB, or AZB.

    • , - Matches either what is on the left or right side of the comma. For example, AA,BB would match AA or BB.

    As an alternative to typing, you can specify your criteria by selecting from a list of available values. Press one of the Choose From List buttons . The Select dialog box is displayed.

    Check the boxes next to the value(s) of interest. For example, in the above screen capture, the A-10A aircraft is selected, but the A-3 aircraft is not.

Using the Back and Forward Buttons

As you edit a case in BaseOps, you use the list pane to select a sequence of objects. The back button allows you to easily return to recent selected objects. This works similarly to the back button in a web browser, which allows you to return to the recently viewed web pages.

To go back in the sequence of selected objects, you can:

To go forward in the sequence of selected objects, you can:

Selecting Multiple Objects

You can select multiple objects in the object list, and then duplicate, delete, cut, copy, print, or print preview them in a single operation. You can also run various tools, such as the Flight Track Assignment Tool, on the selected set of objects.

To select more than one object, you can:


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