Editing of cells in the Rig Data spreadsheet is handled through the ‘Edit’ controls.
The ‘Edit’ controls will be enabled depending upon the data field selected in the Rig Data spreadsheet.
Some fields are freely editable directly from the Rig Data spreadsheet, whilst others will only allow options to be chosen from a drop-down list. Other fields are not editable at all, and will only show information derived from the fixture profile library.
Columns that are related to the fixture profile, DMX Profile for example, will only allow a choice from the pop-up menu, while other columns, Channel and Address for example, will only allow a text entry in the text field. A few columns will allow you to make a choice from a pop-up menu, or type text into the text field. When entering text, hitting the return key will enter the text to the selected fields.
To edit fixture data, select the fields of the fixtures you wish to modify in the Rig Data spreadsheet. Most edits will work with multiple fixture selections, but some won’t (and the ‘Edit’ controls will be disabled). Then either select a choice from the pop-up menu if it is enabled, or type in the text field the data you wish to enter, and press the return key.
Normally after editing a fixture, the fixture selection will not change, but some fields like Unit Number will select the next fixture after you hit the return key. Using the arrow keys on the keyboard can also be used to move between cells as long as you have not clicked in the ‘Edit’ textfield (in which case the arrow keys will move the cursor in the ‘Edit’ textfield).
DMX addresses must be entered and edited in the format set in File Preferences. For example, if the DMX format is set to letter with a ‘/’ as the separator, to enter a DMX address of 001 in DMX universe 1, you must enter A/1. However, even if 3 digit address mode is set, it is still acceptable to enter addresses with just 1 or 2 digits, and leading zeros will be automatically inserted.
Undo and Redo
The majority of operations in Rig Data support ‘Undo’ and ‘Redo’.
‘Undo’ and ‘Redo’ are in the
Edit menu. The ‘Undo’ function will reflect the last operation which it is able to undo, whilst the ‘Redo’ function will reflect last function to be re-done i.e. re-doing an action that was previously undone. Both ‘Undo’ and ‘Redo’ support multiple undo and redo operations.