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Wasmer Consulting BaseOps User's Guide Editing Multiple Objects Simultaneously
BaseOps supports a number of tools that allow you to edit objects en masse. For example, you can select a number of flight profiles and assign them to a flight track in a single operation. While these tools don't provide additional functionality - you can achieve the same effect by editing each object individually - they make mass editing much more efficient.
To use a tool, select it from the Tools menu. The available tools will vary, depending on the type of object you are currently editing.
Use the Assignment Tool to efficiently assign a value to certain object fields. You can use it to set the value of any applicable group: for example, the flight profile's A/C Category field. You can also use it to set the value of fields that refer to other objects: for example, the flight profile's flight track field, or the static profile's static pad field.
In the following description, the Flight Track Assignment Tool is used as an example. However, everything below is applicable to all of the assignment tools.
The use the Flight Track Assignment Tool, you must be editing flight profiles. The tool is accessed by choosing Flight Track Assignment Tool from the Tools menu. You can choose to run the tool on every flight profile with an undefined flight track. Alternatively, you can choose to run the tool on every flight profile currently selected in the object list: see Selecting Multiple Objects.
After choosing the tool from the menu, the Flight Track Assignment Tool dialog box appears.
To use the tool, select one or more flight profiles from the unassigned flight profiles list (see Selecting Multiple Objects), select a flight track from the available flight tracks list, the press the Assign button. The selected flight profiles will be moved to the assigned flight profiles list, and the flight track field of each will be set to the selected flight track.
To correct mistakes, select flight profiles from the assigned flight profile list, then press the Unassign button to move them back to the unassigned list. The original value of each profile's flight track field is restored.
Use the Select All buttons to quickly select all flight profiles in the corresponding lists.
Any flight profiles remaining in the unassigned list when the dialog box is closed are left unchanged.
If you imported the flight profiles from another BaseOps case (see Importing Information from a Noise Case File), then the previous flight track names from the old imported-from case will be visible in the unassigned list of the Flight Track Assignment Tool.
Use the Pattern Altitude tool to change the pattern altitude (i.e., the level-flight section) of a set of closed pattern flight profiles. At a particular airfield, the pattern altitude is often constant for a given aircraft; however, it varies from airfield to airfield. Therefore, when moving flight profiles from one airfield to another, it is useful to be able to change pattern altitudes en masse.
The pattern altitude is the maximum altitude reached by a flight profile. If the maximum profile altitude is less than the new pattern altitude, then all profile segments with the old maximum profile altitude are set to the new pattern altitude. If the maximum profile altitude is greater than the new pattern altitude, then all profile segments with altitudes above the new pattern altitude are set to the new pattern altitude.
To use the tool, select one or more flight profiles in the object list (see Selecting Multiple Objects), then choose Pattern Altitude Tool from the Tools menu. The Pattern Altitude Tool dialog box appears.
Type the desired pattern altitude above ground level, then press OK. The pattern altitude of each selected closed pattern flight profile is changed.
Non-pattern (arrival, departure, etc.) flight profiles are ignored by the pattern altitude tool, as are flight profiles with undefined flight tracks.
Use the NMap-to-AAM Flight Profile Conversion tool to convert NMap flight profiles into AAM profiles. The profiles' aircraft, power, and aircraft configuration fields are set to match an AAM aircraft that you choose.
To use the tool, select one or more flight profiles in the object list (see Selecting Multiple Objects), then choose NMap-to-AAM Flight Profile Conversion Tool from the Tools menu. The NMap-to-AAM Flight Profile Conversion Tool dialog box appears.
Choose the desired AAM aircraft, then press OK. The selected NMap flight profiles are converted into AAM profiles.
The precise changes made to the flight profiles are listed at the bottom of the NMap-to-AAM Flight Profile Conversion Tool dialog box.
Non-NMap flight profiles are ignored by the tool.
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