Target Class Properties dialog box

The Target Class Properties dialog box is used to create and edit target classes that are applied by the Target classification tool to multibeam targets. Refer to Target properties from multibeam data for more information.

To display the Target Class Properties dialog box:

  1. Display the EV File Properties dialog box.
  2. Click the Classes tab.
  3. In the Target classes section, do one of the following:
    1. Click New to define a new Target class; or
    2. Click an existing Target class then click Properties to edit the properties of an existing Target class.




Enter a name for the Target class.

See also: Supported characters for names.


Use this box to enter additional information you would like to record about the species.


  • Target classes applied to a target are associated with a specific 'relative transducer location' and time setting on an echogram, not with the identified target. If you classify your targets, and then subsequently change your target detection settings, or source data time or geometry, your targets will change location, but the measurements and class labels will not.

  • New and existing EV files will contain Target class: Unclassified targets, to which all targets will initially be assigned.

See also

Target metadata window