General Layout Information

Layout Purpose:

The purpose of the layout can only be changed when the Generic Layout Editor has been started from the QINSy Console

  1. Driver
    The Driver Layout XML file must be saved in subfolder \Drivers\Definitions\Output of the QINSy Public Files folder: C:\Users\Public\Documents\QPS\QINSy\Drivers\Definitions\Output

  2. Display
    The Display Layout XML file will be saved in subfolder \XML\Display of the current Project's Settings folder, or in the current Support Settings folder
  3. Log File
    The Log File Layout XML file will be saved in subfolder \XML\LogFile of the current Project's Settings folder, or in the current Support Settings folder
  4. Export
    The Export Layout XML file will be saved in subfolder \XML\Export of the current Project's Settings folder, or in the current Support Settings folder.

    Notice that the subfolders are automatically created when installing QINSy, or when adding a new project in the Console.

    The QINSy Public Files folders are easily accessible via the Tools pull-down menu in the Console, or using shortcut key Ctrl+Alt+Q.
    The Project's Settings folders are also easily accessible via the Tools pull-down menu in the Console, menu item Explore Project Folder....

Layout Locking:

  1. Not Locked
  2. All Settings Locked - When locked, no settings can be adjusted in the lower pane.
  3. Only Layout Settings
  4. Only Data Settings

Layout Version:

Free text. Not mandatory
You may enter "now" to get the today's version number, using QPS's version number notation.
The layout version will be visible to the user when selecting a layout in the Generic Output Driver.

Layout Name:

Free text. Not mandatory, but recommended.
The layout name will be visible to the user when selecting a layout in the Generic Output Driver, in the Controller's Session Setup, Storage, Log File, or when selecting  a layout in the Export Generic Wizard.
When you created a new layout and save the layout xml the first time, by default this layout name will be used for the xml filename.

Additional Information:

Free text. Not mandatory
Additional information about the layout will be visible to the user when selecting a layout in the Generic Output Driver, or when selecting a layout in the Export Generic Wizard.

Database:

The QINSy database that is used to extract the data settings (e.g. which Node Id, System Id, etc.) from.

  • When the editor is started from the Console, the loaded database is either the active template database, ór the last one loaded.
    This depends on the 'Always load active template at startup'-setting, which can be find under View Properties, General.
  • When the editor is invoked (always online) by the Generic Output Driver, the loaded database is always the current template database.
  • When the editor is invoked online by the Generic Display, the loaded database is always the current template database.
  • When the editor is invoked during replay by the Generic Display, the loaded database is always the active replayed database.
  • When the editor is invoked by the Export Generic module, the loaded database is always the first one visible on the first Export Wizard page.