About the Filesets window

The Filesets window is where you load data files into an EV file and inspect them, upload Echoview Calibration Supplement (ECS) files for the data files, and find the raw variables Echoview derived from the data files.

Opening the Filesets window

  • On the View menu, click Filesets.

  • - OR -
  • click Filesets tool on the Windows and dialog boxes toolbar.

  • - OR -
  • Press F10.

Refer to the Fileset window shortcuts page for a list of keyboard shortcuts to navigate the Fileset window.

Fileset pages

Echoview utilizes fileset pages in the Filesets window to organize data files in your EV file. Click on a fileset to see information about it in the Details dialog box.

New EV files contain the Fileset 1 page by default. The Creating and deleting filesets page describes how to add subsequent filesets to your EV file.

Each fileset has these sections

Data files section

This section lists the data files in the fileset. It comprises the menu bar and the window.

Menu bar

Option

Description

Add

Opens an explorer window for you to navigate to your echosounder data and add it to the fileset.

See Loading data files.

Remove

Click on a data file, or select several data files in the window to activate this button.

You cannot undo this action and will need to reload any deleted data files.

Information

Open the Data File Information dialog box for the data file you selected in the window.

See Data file information.

Folder

Display the Folder field in the window.

Open the Fileset Properties dialog box.

Window

The window organizes data files into these fields.

Field

Description

Name

The file name and extension.

Folder

The location where Echoview is searching for the data file (see Missing data files).

Toggle this column from the menu bar.

Start date/time

The date and time corresponding to the first ping in the data file.

dd/MM/yyyy HH:mm:ss.ssss

End date/time

The date and time corresponding to the final ping in the data file.

dd/MM/yyyy HH:mm:ss.ssss

Adding data files

Drag and drop a data file into the window to load it into Echoview, or use the Add option in the menu bar.

Echoview can take time to read large data files. You will see the file loading icon next to the file name and not yet determined status message for the Start and End date/time field.

Data file information

Move your cursor over a data file to see information about it in the Details dialog box, or select it and click the Information option in the menu bar.

Corrupted data files

When you add a data file, Echoview checks the data and tries to correct errors in the file.

If Echoview corrects the problem, you will see a warning in the Message dialog box. Echoview may not reissue the warning if it uses an EVI file the next time you load that data file.

If Echoview is unable to correct the problem, you will see the error icon next to the file name in the window, and an error in the Message dialog box.

Missing data files

When you save an EV file, Echoview retains the paths to the data files in the filesets.

When you open a saved EV file, with paths to data files that do not exist, or have moved, Echoview will display a dialog box with a list of the missing data file(s). Close this dialog box to proceed to open the EV file.

In the filesets window, you will see

  • an error icon next to the file name, and
  • the path where Echoview is expecting to find the file in the Folder field1.

Right-click on one or more of these data file(s) and select Browse For File... from the shortcut menu to open the explorer window and navigate to the file.

Locating the first file will prompt Echoview to find any subsequent missing files in the new location. Echoview utilizes the universal naming convention (UNC) path if it is available.

1Echoview uses the folder containing the EV file if you have selected the Ignore data-file paths option on the EV File page of the EV File Properties dialog box.

Calibration section

Use this section to specify an ECS file (see Echoview calibration supplement files) for your fileset, or to generate a new ECS file.

You may be able to copy the calibration settings from the Calibration page of the Variable Properties dialog box or box Calibration Information dialog box into your ECS file.

Specifying an ECS file

Provide the path to the ECS file in the Calibration text box, or click the Add file button to open an explorer window to browse for one.

If the path you provided does not contain an ECS file, you will see

Creating a new ECS file

If the text box is empty, you can click the New button to create an ECS file for the fileset.

Echoview will automatically prompt you to open the new ECS file in a text editor.

Removing an ECS file

Click on the cross in the text box to remove the current ECS file from the fileset.

Raw variables section

This section lists the raw variables (e.g. Sv, TS, GPS fixes, vessel logs, raw lines and others) Echoview derived from your Data Files. It comprises a menu bar and the window.

Menu bar

Click on these menu bar buttons to organize the raw variables in the window.

Option

Description

Transducers

Arrange variables in the window under these categories

  • Filesets
  • Platform

Types

Arrange variables in the window according to their data type.

Collapse All or

Expand All

Collapse or expand the entire list in the window.

Filter

Type into the text box to display the raw variables that match your query.

The search is case and space insensitive.

Click on the cross in the text box to reset the filter.

The Raw Variables menu bar has these shortcut buttons, which become available when you select one or more supported variables in the window. Use the mouse and Windows controls (SHIFT or CTRL or mouse pointer drag) to make a selection. Limited support is offered to open multiple Shortcut windows.

Notes:

  • The selected items may not remain selected after the windows open. It is known that some Echoview processes can remove the selection.
  • Multiple Variable Properties are only available for supported settings.

Shortcut

Supported variables

Echogram

  • Single beam and multibeam acoustic variables
  • Cruisetrack

    (Only available with a position variable.)

  • Sv acoustic variables
  • Graphs

  • Raw line variables
  • Length variables
  • Speed variables
  • Attitude variables
  • Table

  • Single beam and multibeam acoustic variables
  • Position variables (position GPS fixes)
  • Raw line variables
  • Length variables
  • Speed variables
  • Attitude variables
  • Distance variables
  • Media

  • Media variables
  • 4D

  • Multibeam acoustic variables
  • Properties

    The corresponding

  • Variable Properties dialog box,
  • Notes page, or
  • Line Properties dialog box
  • to the variable.

    Window

    The window lists raw variables (see the Raw variables section) alphabetically within their category. You can organize them using the options from the menu bar.

    Raw variable names

    Each variable has a unique name followed by the frequency (if available) and the number of measurements of that data type, in parentheses. For example

    • angular position pulse compressed wideband pings T1 (35-42 kHz, 208 pings)
    • line data sounder detected bottom T1 (channel 1)(35 segments)
    • sv compressed beamformed pings (400 kHz, 5782 pings)
    • heading data GPVTG (9059 measurements)
    • position GPS fixes (1012 fixes)
    • vessel logs (5989 logs)

    You can rename variables from the Notes page of the Variable Properties dialog box.

    You can identify a variable by its name in EV file templates, when Scripting with COM objects or with the Command Interface.

    Collapsing and expanding raw variable groups

    The variables are organized by Transducers or Types (see menu bar).

    Click on the + or - icon to the left of the category to expand or collapse the variables under it.

    Variables that are hidden are still available in Echoview.

    Making raw variables unavailable

    Deselect the checkbox associated with a variable name to render it unavailable in Echoview.

    Deselect the checkbox associated with a Transducer or Type (see menu bar) to render all variables under that category unavailable.

    Virtual variables derived from unavailable raw variables will be disabled in Echoview. You can identify variables in this state from the

    • variable status of the object shape in the Dataflow window,
    • the Objects List (select the Dataflow window and press Ctrl+F), or
    • the VariablesUsable ObjectType from the Command Interface.

    See also

    About Filesets
    Creating and deleting filesets
    About raw variables
    Filesets window keyboard shortcuts
    Workspace and docking: Panel and panes, Window menu items
    Raw variables derived from text data files
    Raw variables derived from ASL Environmental Sciences data files
    Raw variables derived from BioSonics data files
    Raw variables derived from Blueprint Subsea Oculus data files
    Raw variables derived from BlueView data files
    Raw variables derived from Sound Metrics data files
    Raw variables derived from Furuno data files
    Raw variables derived from HAC data files
    Raw variables derived from HTI data files
    Raw variables derived from Image data files
    Raw variables derived from Sonic data files
    Raw variables derived from Kongsberg data files
    Raw variables derived from Precision acoustics data files
    Raw variables derived from Norbit data files
    Raw variables derived from Nortek data files
    Raw variables derived from R2Sonic data files
    Raw variables derived from RD Instruments Workhorse data files
    Raw variables derived from RESON data files
    Raw variables derived from Simrad data files
    Raw variables derived from Teledyne Odom data files
    Raw variables derived from Video data files
    Raw variables derived from Wassp data files