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Distance heading

This is a form type of heading.

A “distance” heading has a display format.

CONFIGURATION

 

Creating a heading

In the Settings menu > Click on Forms > Right-click on a form > Create Heading > Choose the type.

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Before creating a heading, you must create a form.

The corresponding part then opens:

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Specify the characteristics of the heading, then confirm by clicking on the OK button.

A Distance heading has the following characteristics:

 

Name

Give this heading a name.

If the multi-language management is activated in the Admin center, it will be possible to fill in a name for this heading in the proposed languages by clicking on the v7_adm_en_parametres_generaux_symbole_multilangue button.

Note

Name of the heading in french Nbre km
Name of the heading in english Nb km
What is seen in a FR desktop Nbre km
What is seen in a EN desktop Nb km

Description

Give the heading a description. This data is optional.

 

Start location

Choose the geolocation type of dimension heading that will be used as the starting point for calculating distance.

 

Arrival location

Choose the geolocation type of dimension heading that will be used as the arrival point for calculating distance.

 

Unit

Choose the unit used: Kilometer or Mile.

 

Real Distance

By default the calculated distances are approximate distances between a point A and a point B. The road network is not taken into account to calculate the approximate distance.

Important

However VISUAL PLANNING can only recalculate if its server is authorized to access Internet. Otherwise, the heading value will be 0.

Display format

Choose the format for displaying this heading in VISUAL PLANNING.

The following formats are available:

Format

Example

00:00

12:00

0

12

 

The thousands separator is set using a comma ”,”:

 

Format

Example

0.000

12,000

 

Modifying a heading

To modify a heading you must change the schedule’s architecture template.

Warning

This is an important configuration task and should not be performed without careful consideration.

To modify a heading, select the heading in the Global Settings pane. The corresponding part of the window is then enabled.

Modify the characteristics (see Creating a Distance heading), then click on the Validate button.

If you do not want the modification to take effect, you must click on the Restore button.

 

Deleting a heading

To delete a heading you must change the schedule’s architecture template.

Warning

This is an important configuration task and should not be performed without careful consideration.

Deletion of a heading is definitive.

USE

 

Viewing

This type of heading is viewed like all the headings: see Heading.

Creating an event

A distance heading does not require any particular type of use.

When an event is created (form heading), the heading is automatically given a value according to its configuration.

The user can only see the value of the heading in the window of event properties.

 

Calculate the distance

You can calculate the distance between 2 headings defined when configuring the Distance type heading.

To do so, right-click on the event > More tools > Compute distance

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The result is visible in the event form.

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