About templates

Echoview uses templates to save settings that can be applied to newly created EV files. Template files are "normal" EV files stored in the default templates folder (although without any reference to echosounder data files) or in a user defined folder.

The settings in a template file will be inherited by a new EV file created with that template but subsequent changes to the settings in the template file will not automatically affect EV files created using that template. A new EV file is created with a one-time copy of all the settings stored in the template.

When creating a new EV file from a template, Echoview copies objects and settings as follows:

Object/settings

What is copied

Filesets

Filesets are created in the new EV file as they appear in the template. The Fileset Properties dialog box settings allow you to choose how to derive raw variables.

ECS files

The ECS file specified under the Calibration section of the Filesets window.

Note: Fileset or SourceCal settings (and to a lesser extent LocalCal) may affect multiple EV files or multiple variables. For more information refer to Echoview Calibration Supplement files.

Raw variable definitions

All raw variable definitions are copied, but remain unavailable until data files are added which contain raw variables of the same name. The name of a variable is as it appears in the Raw Variables section of the Filesets window in the template.

Virtual variable definitions

All virtual variable definitions are copied, but remain unavailable until raw variables of the same name as each operand are made available by adding appropriate data files. The name of a variable is as it appears on the Dataflow window in the template.

Variable properties

All variable properties associated with raw and virtual variables in the template are copied to the new EV file with the associated variable definition.

EV file properties

All EV File properties are copied to the new EV file.

Lines

All editable lines and virtual lines are copied to the new EV file. All points are copied for editable lines. Lines that are dependent on another variable will remain unavailable until the required variable is made available by adding appropriate data files e.g. a virtual line created with the line operator Maximum Sv line pick will become available when the required variable is added.

Note: The visibility of lines on echograms is set on the Lines page of the Variable properties dialog box for each acoustic variable.

Regions

Region definitions are not copied to the new EV file.

3D objects

All 3D objects are copied to the new EV file.

Scenes

All scenes are copied to the new EV file.

Dataflow objects

The layout of objects in the Dataflow window are copied to the new EV file.

Sticky Notes

Sticky notes in the Dataflow window are copied to the new EV file.

Note: The variable properties of unavailable variables can be viewed and changed in the Dataflow window.

See also

Using EV file templates
Using Live Viewing Templates
About EV files
The Templates folders
Using EV files
International character support