Do you feel like it takes a lot of clicks to access a particular block in the Navigator?
Try using List All Blocks instead!
Select a folder. Click the list all blocks button. The button looks like a magnifying glass and a green triangle. The folder selected can be any level, including project, section, run, etc.
All of the blocks inside of the folder will be listed except for waterfall blocks.
Now it is easy to grab a block from the list and plot it.
Use Filters to Sort Blocks:
It is also possible to sort the blocks using filters. These filters work very similarly to filters in Excel.
To add a filter, right click on the grey bar and click “Select Columns…”
The Select Columns window will appear. This is where the applied filters will be chosen from.
For example, select “Testlab” as the Origin and “Block” as the Type. Then search for “Function Class” in the “Quick find” bar. Then click the “Add to Selection” button (the triangle in the middle of the window).
NOTE: Function Class allows the user to sort on data type: whether it be an order, autopower, spectrum, overall level, time data, etc.
Let’s add a few more useful sorting parameters.
Add the “X Axis Unit” and “Y Axis Unit” sorting parameters.
Now add the Run Name filter. Change the Type to “Run” and search for “Name”. Add it to the selection and then hit “OK”.
Once the filters are applied, the values will be displayed for the blocks and it is possible to filter on the parameters.
For example, the filters can be set so that the X axis unit only shows RPM and the function class is time. Only one block will remain with these parameters applied.
NOTE: When a filter is applied the filter text will turn blue.
It is possible to leave these filters on as data is pulled from different folders.
The same filters are left on and now the Order Tracking section is selected and all the blocks are listed. All of the blocks in the section that comply with the function class of time and the y-axis unit of RPM are listed.
To clear the filters, right click and select “Filter -> Show All”.
List all blocks is a great way to eliminate folder clicking!