Main modules : Module for portable objects : Function “Input, change, list” : The tree view:
The tree view:
The tree view shows all registered test objects, customers and locations. They are displayed hierarchically as two tree structures, namely the electric tree (on the left) and the location tree (on the right).
Selecting the node symbol opens a closed node or closes an open node.
Electric tree
This displays all customers and test objects. The objects are always assigned to a customer.
The system does not accommodate test objects that are not assigned to a customer.
Although all customers are shown, regardless of the type of test object (portable and stationary), it is only possible to access portable test objects.
Selected test object in the e-tree
Location tree
The registered locations are shown in a hierarchical form here. Test objects can be assigned to these locations, although it is not mandatory. The location tree has the 4 defined hierarchy levels of property, building, level and room. It is not mandatory to use all levels of the hierarchy.
Selected position in the location tree
Interdependency of the tree structures
A test object can be linked to precisely one object in the location tree (although this is not necessary).
In contrast, an object in the location tree may be connected to several test objects in the electric tree. When a location is marked in the location tree, all elements in the electric tree that are situated at this location will be marked in green.
When a test object is selected in the electric tree, its assignment to a particular location is shown by a green marking on the corresponding location object.
Connection logic for the tree elements
By selecting an object in a particular tree, the tree to which it is assigned will become the active tree. As described above, this is indicated by a green border around the tree window and a bold green bar at the top. Only one object can be marked in the active tree. By doing so, the symbol and text color of the object turn green, and the matching line is shaded in gray.
In the other tree, the matching elements are indicated by the color of the symbol and text turning green. The parent objects are always indicated by a green symbol, while the color of the text remains white.
Example for the e-tree:
The electric tree is active; the power strip (3 sockets) is selected. Therefore, the symbol and text are green and shaded gray. The location tree now indicates that this power strip is situated in room 1.21. The parent objects Südwestpark, High-rise, 1st floor are indicated by the green symbol, which means it is possible to identify where the power strip is located, even when the node is closed.
Example: assignment of a power strip
Example for the location tree:
The location tree is active, and room 1.22 is selected. Therefore, the symbol and text are green and shaded gray. The electric tree shows which objects are present in this room.
Example: objects in room 1.22
Functions of the toolbar – index card for tree view
Save changes
Cancel editing
Create new element:
To create a new element, the object under which this new element is to be added must be marked in advance. The marked object is then shaded gray. After selecting , a “New Element” popup opens in which the user is offered the selection of elements that are possible for the chosen position in the tree (e.g. if it is included in the hierarchy level “building” of the location tree, it is possible to create “levels” or “rooms”). Once the required element type has been selected, it is then necessary to define an element ID and the number of elements to be created. The element ID can also be created automatically by a logic defined in the settings; this is mandatory to create several elements of the same type. After creating one or several elements, the newly created element is selected automatically (the first one if several elements are created) and the creation of a subordinate element starts. The process is only concluded when the user explicitly closes (command CLOSE) the popup “New Element”. The newly created element/s is/are marked with a “+” until they have been saved.
Example for a new element in the location tree
Delete element
Copy element
Copy element with sub-elements
Paste copied element (is inserted in the hierarchy below the marked element)