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Libraries Widget

Overview

The Libraries widget contains all Trackables, Fixtures, and Zones that can be applied to Chapters in the Editing View. The widget is separated into three tabs, one each for Trackables, Fixtures, and Zones. Each type of assignable item can be dragged from the Libraries widget into its respective pane in the Edit view. The top pane for trackables, bottom pane for fixtures being assigned to trackables, and into the Fixture Settings widget for Zones.

Trackables Tab

The Trackables tab is organized in a table format with three columns: Name, WYG Trackable, and Patch status.

  • Name: The name of the trackable in BlackTrax, which can be changed by double-clicking the name field on the widget.
  • WYG Trackable: The name of the trackable when it was exported from BTWYSIWYG.
  • Patched: The patch status indicates whether or not the trackable has been assigned to a chapter or chapters. A blue checkmark is displayed to indicate that the Trackable has been assigned to a chapter or chapters.

Depending on your BlackTrax project, you may have a large amount of Trackables to keep track of. The Search Trackables function helps you to sort and locate the exact Trackables you need. Based on the selected chapter, the drop-down filter at the bottom of the widget also helps you choose which Trackables to display in the table.

Libraries 231  Libraries Widget viewing the Trackables Tab

To search for a trackable

The only way to search for a Trackable is by searching for the Trackable Name assigned in BlackTrax.

  1. In the Search field of the Trackables tab , enter the name of the Trackable(s)  you are looking for.
    • Result: The Trackables List in the Trackables tab will display only Trackables that meet your search criteria.

To filter the list of trackables

Based on the selected Chapter, you can choose which Trackables to display in the table of the Trackables tab.

  1. On the Trackables tab of the Libraries widget, click on the filter arrow at the bottom and choose from the drop-down menu options that appear.
    • Show Unpatched: Only unpatched Trackables appear in the table.
    • Show Patched: Only patched Trackables appear in the table.
    • Show All: Trackables that are patched and unpatched appear in the table.

Grouping Trackables

The Group feature in this widget can be used to group selected trackables and display together in Live mode.

To group trackables

  1. From the list in the table, select the Trackables you would like to group together.
  2. Click the Group drop-down menu and select New Group From Selected.
    • Result: The New Trackable Group dialog box appears.
  3. Enter the group name in the Group Name field on the New Trackable Group dialog box.
    • Result: The group of Trackables is created and appears in the Group drop-down menu.
    • Note: The Delete Group button deletes the currently selected group (but not the Trackables themselves).

Note: The current group selection does change the filtering of the Trackable tab. 

Fixtures Tab

The Fixtures tab is organized in a table structure with columns for Spot ID, Fixture Name, whether or not it is assigned, and which Trackables it is assigned to in the currently selected chapter.

Like Trackables, there is built-in search functionality to search by patch info, fixture name, or by Trackable name. There is also a drop-down filter functionality to choose which Fixtures to display in the table.

Libraries Fixtures 231  Libraries Widget viewing the Fixtures Tab

To search for a fixture

  1. In the Fixtures section, select from the Search By... drop-down menu how you want to search for Fixtures.
    • Note: 
      • By Spot ID searches for Fixtures based on the ID assigned in BTWYSIWYG.
      • By Fixture Name searches for Fixtures based on how a Fixture is named in BlackTrax.
      • By Trackable searches for Fixtures currently assigned to a Trackable (in the selected chapter) based on the BT Trackable name. (For example, if you search for Trackable name Name X, all fixtures assigned to Name X will be displayed.)
  2. In the Search Fixtures field, enter the name of the Fixture(s) you are looking for.
    • Result:
      • The Fixture List displays only Fixtures that meet your search criteria.
      • If the search finds only a single Fixture, that Fixture is selected automatically.

To filter the list of fixtures

Choose which Fixtures to display in the table of the Fixtures tab.

  1. On the Fixtures tab of the Libraries widget, click on the filter arrow at the bottom and choose from the drop-down menu options that appear.
    • Show Unassigned: Only fixtures that are not assigned to Trackables appear in the table.
    • Show Assigned: Only fixtures that are assigned to Trackables appear in the table.
    • Show Calibrated: Only calibrated fixtures appear in the table. Note: This menu is based on the selected chapter's preset.
    • Show All: All fixtures appear in the table.

Grouping Fixtures

The Group feature in this widget can be used to group selected fixtures together for programming. Creating a fixture group will automatically select all fixtures in that group at the time of creation.  Selecting a fixture group will automatically select all fixtures in that group.

To group fixtures

  1. From the list in the table, select the fixtures you would like to group together.
  2. Click the Group drop-down menu and select New Group From Selected.
    • Result: The New Fixture Group dialog box appears.
  3. Enter the group name in the Group Name field on the New Fixture Group dialog box.
    • Result: The group of Fixtures is created and appears in the Group drop-down menu.
    • Note: The Delete button deletes the currently selected group (but not the Fixtures themselves).

Zones Tab

The Zones tab has three columns, the Zone Name, the Shape Type and Dynamic. The Dynamic column for Zones indicates if the Zone is dynamic/assigned to a Trackable. You can search by the Zone Names.

Libraries Zones 231  Libraries Widget viewing the Zones Tab