Changes between Version 6 and Version 7 of FS Guide


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Jan 28, 2008, 11:04:32 PM (12 years ago)
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  • FS Guide

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    66Requirements
    7  * Windows XP or Vista
    8  * Microsoft .NET 2.0 (Use Windows update to install directly from Microsoft)
     7 * Any PC running Microsoft .NET 2.0 (Use Windows update to install directly from Microsoft)
    98 * 2 MB free harddisk space for FS itself, you might want some more for tracklogs and such.
     9It has been tested on Windows 2003 Server, Windows XP and Vista but (teoretically) it should work on any platform as long as .NET 2.0 is installed.
    1010
    11 Download FS from here. You will get the file '''fssetup.exe''', run it. It will ask where you want to install FS. Make a folder somewhere on the disk and click OK. FS will then install itself in that folder you made.
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     12Download FS from here: [CurrentVersion]. You will get the file '''fssetup.exe''', run it. It will ask where you want to install FS. Make a folder somewhere on the disk and click OK. FS will then install itself in that folder you made.
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    1314FS will not make any icons for now. In the FS folder you will find some useful programs that you can start directly.
    1415 * FSComp.exe - The main program for setting up and scoring a competiton
    15  * FSFlight.exe - A tool for visualizing the tracklogs in a task (Very basic)
    16  * Participants.xlt - A MS Excel sheet for quick and easy registering of users. You need to have macros enabled in Excel.
     16 * Participants.xlt - A MS Excel template for quick and easy registering of users. You need to have macros enabled in Excel.
     17 * lc.xls - A MS Excel workbook for viewing Leading Coefficient graphs.
    1718
    1819=== About the database and data ===
     
    2627Always keep a backup of your .fsdb file and tracklogs, especially after finalizing scores for one day. The data folder can be stored on a USB key for easy backup and transportation between computers.
    2728
    28 === About the pilot ID and CIVL ID ===
     29=== About the pilot ID and CIVLID ===
    2930
    3031The pilot ID is the unique number of the pilot in the competition. This must be unique and it will save you a lot of time to let the pilots in your clob or organization have the same number over time, as it's written to the GPS, and eventually you will remember each pilot's number.
    3132
    32 The CIVL ID is just that, the number on the pilots licence. It's used when you run a Cat 2 or Cat 1 competition, and want to upload the results for the WPRS ranking points.
     33The CIVLID is the ID a pilot is given the first time he/she is registered in the CIVL database.
     34This will normally happen after one has been in a FAI Category 1 or 2 competition.
     35Any pilot that has been in a Cat 1 or 2 competition after 2001 should be in this database.
     36
     37This ID is used when uploading results to the CIVL database where it is used to generate the World Ranking (WPRS).
    3338
    3439=== About the error margin when checking tracklog ===
     
    7277=== Importing pilot lists from external sources ===
    7378
    74 If you have a RACE db or a !CompeGps .pil file with participants you can import pilots from these files using "Tools/Odds & Sods/Import pilotlist from ..." to initially populate the particpant list.
     79If you have a RACE db or a CompeGps .pil file with participants you can import pilots from these files using "Tools/Usefull stuff/Import pilotlist from ..." to initially populate the particpant list.
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    76 If you have a bunch of tracklogs, you can use "Tools/Odds & Sods/Create pilotlist from tracklogs".
     81If you have a bunch of tracklogs, you can use "Tools/Usefull stuff/Create pilotlist from tracklogs".
    7782The tracklogs must have file name as made by GpsDump in comp mode in order for it to make sense. Also no two tracklogs can have same id.
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    79 For any of the import options above any existing participants with same id as the imported ones will be replaced.
     84For any of the import options above only pilots having id not already in the fsdb will be imported.
     85In other words, all existing participants will stay as is.
    8086
    8187== Tasks and task types ==
     
    104110=== Task types ===
    105111
    106 Race with a single startgate: set which tp is start of speedsection (SS) and end of speedsection (ES) then add a single start gate.
     112Race with a single startgate: Select task type "Race" and set which tp is start of speedsection (SS) and end of speedsection (ES) then add a single start gate.
    107113
    108 Race with a multiple startgates: set which tp is start of speedsection (SS) and end of speedsection (ES) then add several start gates.
     114Race with a multiple startgates: Select task type "Race" and set which tp is start of speedsection (SS) and end of speedsection (ES) then add several start gates.
    109115
    110 Elapsed time race: set which tp is start of speedsection (SS) and end of speedsection (ES) but do not add any start gates.
     116Elapsed time race: Select task type "Elapsed time" and set which tp is start of speedsection (SS) and end of speedsection (ES) but do not add any start gates.
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    112118Open distance: must have at least one tp. Can have more in which case it is "open dist via turnpoints". See futher description below.
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     120Open distance on a heading: Same as open distance above, but check the "Heading" checkbox and add an extra turnpoint at the end which gives the heading to fly.
     121
    114122Race to nowhere: Set startpoint, start cyl, and a larger goal cyl around same TP. ES is when pilot cross out of goal cyl.
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     124Lots of other variants of tasks is possible, tps with big or small cylinders, tps inside/outside each other, f.ex. one can fly from start out the edge of a 50km cylinder then back to start again ("Race to nowhere and back").
     125
    115126
    116127== Waypoints ==
     
    132143Also GpsDump can of course read the waypoints from a GPS so as long as you are able to get your waypoints into a GPS somehow you're set.
    133144
    134 In the Task window select "File/Open Waypoints file" to fill the Waypoints list.
     145In the Task window click on the "Open waypoints file" to fill the Waypoints list.
    135146
    136 Double-click on a waypoint to add it to the Turnpoints list and select a turnpoint then edit the details below and press "Set".
     147Double-click (or select and press Enter or right-click...) on a waypoint to add it to the Turnpoints list.
    137148
    138 Remove a turnpoint by selecting it then press the Delete key.
    139 Checking tracklogs etc.
     149Edit a turnpoint double-click (or select and press Enter or right-click...).
     150Remove a turnpoint by selecting it then press the Delete key (or right-click...).
    140151
    141 Select one or more rows in the grid (under the Task tab) then right-click and you get a menu with some choices...
     152== Checking tracklogs etc. ==
    142153
    143 After checking tracklogs, setting status for those not having tracklog, etc. you can select "Tasks/Score Task (GAP)" to create results, then produce reports with "Tasks/Task ..."
     154See popup-menus (right-click) in "Tasks" list and "Task participants" list.
     155For the "Task participants" list some of the menuitems work on the rows you selected.
     156
     157After checking tracklogs, setting status for those not having tracklog, etc. you can produce reports from the "Reports" menu.
    144158
    145159If a pilot got several tracklog files the one with last file modified timestamp is checked.
    146160
    147161Note: nothing happens to the fsdb file itself until you save it ("File/Save Competition ..." where you get the option to specify filename). This means you can test different things and discard these by not saving before exiting the program.
    148 Editing a task
    149162
    150 After editing a task one need to check tracklogs again.
     163== Editing a task ==
     164
     165After editing a task one may need to check tracklogs again.
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    152167Task validation and scoring is removed for all those that has tracklog and these rows get status NYP again.
     
    154169Those pilots where one has entered distance or set status manually will keep their data.
    155170
    156 This means one can sort the rows on the status column and mark those rows with status NYP and check tracklogs again.
     171This means one can sort the rows on the status column and mark those rows with status NYP and check tracklogs again or use the menuitem "Check ... NYP".
    157172
    158173Note: any penalties is also removed.
     
    160175'''Open distance task'''
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    162 Add an EXIT turnpoint for take off (or where ever the start of the task should be from). Set open time for when the take off is open, Set close time for when the task closes, meaning tracklog-points after this time will not be checked. Set radius so that the circle covers a bit more than the take off. Note: As pilots often do not have valid tracklogpoints at take off it is possible to set an option to not check the take off turnpoint.
     177Add a turnpoint for take off (or where ever the start of the task should be from). Set open time for when the take off is open, Set close time for when the task closes, meaning tracklog-points after this time will not be checked. Set radius so that the circle covers a bit more than the take off. Note: As pilots often do not have valid tracklogpoints at take off it is possible to set an option to not check the take off turnpoint.
    163178
    164 If you want to have take off window close different from task close: Set a radius for take off turnpoint so that one can be sure pilots will have points inside after taking off. Add same turnpoint once more as EXIT. Set close time for when the task closes. Turn OFF option to not check the take off turnpoint.
    165 Reporting
     179If you want to have take off window close different from task close: Set a radius for take off turnpoint so that one can be sure pilots will have points inside after taking off. Add same turnpoint once more. Set close time for when the task closes. Turn OFF option to not check the take off turnpoint.
    166180
    167181== Reports ==
    168182
    169 Two report templates is included. "comp_result.xsl", and "task_result.xsl". These can be used from the "Reports" menu.
     183A set with default reports templates is included. One for task result (task_result.tkr.xsl), one for competition result (comp_result.cpr.xsl), one for team results (team_result.tmr.xsl), and one for participant list (participant_list.ptl.xsl).
     184These can be used from the respective menuitems under the "Reports" menu.
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    171 If they do not look the way you like (language etc...) just copy them to your comp folder and open them in a text editor and edit the content. This requires a little knowledge of xml so that one stay away from content that should not be changed.
    172 
    173 There is also a simple html task report under the "Tasks" menu.
     186If they do not look the way you like (language etc...) just make a copy and open them in a text editor and edit the content. This requires a little knowledge of xml so that one stay away from content that should not be changed.
     187Note: Keep the extention (from the first .) the same.