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Editing a system in the layout window
The Pull Down Menus
The Preferences Panel
Adding a block
Moving a block
Deleting a block
Making a connection
Breaking a connection
Editing a parameter
Selecting/Unselecting a block
Selecting/Unselecting a group of blocks
Undoing a change
First, select the block type required using the pull-down menu in the top left of the window, below the tool bar.
Second, position the cursor in the desired position in the layout area and then click the left mouse button.
First click and hold down the left mouse button over one of the two sockets to be connected. The socket should change colour to indicate it has been selected. Now, while keeping the left mouse button depressed, drag the mouse to the second of the two sockets. When positioned over the second socket release the mouse button.
Note, a connection can be made either by dragging from the output socket to the input socket, or vice versa.
Double-clicking the left mouse button over a block will bring up a panel displaying the blocks parameters.
The parameter panel will display all the block's parameters. Individual parameters will be displayed using text windows, check boxes, or pull down menus. Parameters that can be set by the user can be edited using this panel.
A parameter value can be attached to one of the scripts command line arguments by clicking directly over the parameter name, and then selecting a command line parameter position in the panel that pops up (i.e. 1=first parameter, 2= second parameter etc).
Hold down the shift key while clicking the left mouse button over the block to be selected/unselected.
Once blocks have been selected they will be marked with small black squares in their corners. If a selected block is moved then all other selected blocks will move with it.
To select a group of blocks hold down the shift key and click and hold down the left mouse button. While keeping the mouse button held down drag the cursor over the group of blocks to be selected.
To unselect all currently selected blocks use the "Unselect All" in the pulldown "Edit" menu.
Click on the undo button in the tool bar (a downward curving arrow), or select "undo" from the "Edit" menu.
Note! Multiple undos are allowed, but there is currently no redo.
The File Menu - Saving and Loading CTK scripts
The Edit Menu - Editing CTK systems
The Layout Menu - Tools for tidying the layout
The Run Menu - Running a CTK script within the GUI
The Profile Menu - Analysing a CTK system's performance
The Shell Menu - For entering the CTK shell from within GUI
The Help Menu - Online help
New Start a new layout
Open Open an existing .ctk file
Save Save the current layout
Save As... Save the current layout with a new name
Revert Revert the current layout to the last saved version
Quit Quit the CTK GUI
Unselect All Unselect all currently selected blocks
Undo Undo the last edit (this feature is incomplete and currently will only undo move, make connection and break connection)
Preferences... Display the preferences panel
Toggle Grid Turns the background layout grid on and off
Toggle Snap Turns 'snap mode' on and off. In snap mode blocks can only be positioned at grid intersections
Run run the system
Run with... run the system with command line parameters
Profile Toggle profiling mode on and off
Reset Reset the profile statistics
Show report... Write a profile report to the terminal
Shell Transfer control to a CTK Shell
Help... View the online documentation.
About... Show the CTK version number.
What's This Enter "What's This" Mode.
When in "What's This" mode a question mark will appear beside the cursor. Clicking on an item will display help information about the item if there is any available.
|New||Start a new layout|
|Open||Open an existing .ctk file|
|Save||Save the current layout|
|Print a hardcopy of the layout window|
|Toggle Profile||Toggle profiling mode on and off|
|Undo||Undo last change|
|What's This||Enter "What's This" Mode|
The preference panel has four tabs:
General - The customising appearance of the layout frame.
Profile - Preference related to the profile tool.
Save - Preferences related to file saving.
Colour - For altering the colour scheme.
Beneath the tabs are three additional buttons: Save - for saving the current preference settings for use in future sessions. Revert - for restoring preference settings to the previously saved values. Default - for restoring preference settings to their `standard' default values.