Using live viewing templates

When a new EV file is automatically created during live viewing, Echoview will check for suitable templates in the Live viewing templates folder.

Echoview will search for a template with the following name: Equipment-Datatype.EV



is the equipment name the Echolog application is configured with. This defaults to the name of the computer on which Echolog is running but can be set to another value in the Echolog application if desired. If no suitably named template is found, Echoview will try again using "Default" as the equipment name.


is either:



For Echolog 500


For Echolog and Echolog 80* broadcasting Simrad EK80 .raw files


For Echolog and Echolog 60* broadcasting raw data (.raw files)


For Echolog broadcasting Sound Metrics DIDSON .ddf data files


For Echolog broadcasting Sound Metrics ARIS .aris data files


For Echolog broadcasting BioSonics .dt4 data files


For Echolog broadcasting Kongsberg Mesotech M3/Flexview beamformed .imb/.<em>nnn</em> data files

60-EK6 For Echolog 60* broadcasting compressed data .ek60 files


For Echolog SM broadcasting uncompressed data (.raw/.bfm/.bmf/.nnn files)


For Echolog SM broadcasting compressed data (.sm2000 files)

Note: *Echolog 60 and Echolog 80 are no longer installed post Echoview 10. If you require them, please contact the Echoview support team (

If a suitable live viewing template is not found, Echoview will create an EV file automatically using default settings.

One EV file will be created and opened for each instance of Echolog detected on the network.

To create a live viewing template, save an EV file to the templates folder with a name as described above. This EV file and the associated workspace file will then be available as a template in the future. If a workspace file is present when the template is used, the stored workspace will be used (instead of displaying the Filesets window).

See About Templates for further information.

See also

About Templates
The Templates Folders
Using EV files
Live Export: GPS note