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EASAP Builder Interface

EASAP Builder is the desktop application to create EASAPs. This page introduces the user interface and a selection of features you can use.

EASAP Builder Menus

There are some important differences in the menus in EASAP Builder from an EASAP. The menu selections that are different in EASAP Builder are described in the sections below.

File Menu

  • File→Save: saves the current version of the EASAP (keyboard shortcut:Ctrl→S)
  • File→Exit: closes the EASAP Builder. A warning appears if there are unsaved changes in the EASAP (keyboard shortcut:Ctrl→Q)
  • File→Save Local Copy: Obsolete feature. Use right-click→Export and right-click→Import.

Note: If the EASAP contains errors, you will be prompted to choose to Save with those errors. EASAPs that have been saved with errors cannot be published until the errors are fixed.

Edit Menu

  • Edit→Undo: Cancels the last action that took place in the EASAP Builder (keyboard shortcut:Ctrl→Z)
  • Edit→Next: Steps forward on the history of selected objects (keyboard shortcut:Alt→<Right Arrow>)
  • Edit→Previous: Steps backward in the history (keyboard shortcut:Alt→<Left Arrow>
  • Edit→Redo: Performs the last action once more (keyboard shortcut:Ctrl→Y)
  • Edit→Find: Opens a dialog where the current EASAP can be searched with various conditions. (keyboard shortcut:Ctrl→F)
  • Edit→Find Next: Finds the next occurrence of the conditions last entered (keyboard shortcut:[F3])

Tools Menu

  • Tools→Submission→Estimate Number of Runs: ( based on Parametric Studies values)
  • Tools→Spelling (see Spell Checking Objects )
    • →Complete Check: Spell check User visible text in the EASAP.
    • →Selected Object to Tree Base: Spell check current object and Parent's on the Tree
    • →Selected Object: Spell check current object
    • →Edit Dictionary: Add words to dictionary
    • →Spelling Preferences: Spell check custom settings
  • Tools→Reset All:
  • Tools→Security: Configure EASA Client network security settings.
  • Tools→New Application Wizard: Create a new EASAP by launching the wizard


  • View→Font: Adjust font, font face and size in the EASAP Builder (keyboard shortcut:Ctrl→T)
  • View→Console: Shows the log for the EASAP Builder

Application Menu

  • Application→Edit Template: Opens the Template Editor. Only enabled when it’s valid.
  • Application→Test in Web Browser: Opens the EASAP with the Web Browser client.
  • Application→Test in EASA Client: Opens the EASAP with the EASA Client


  • Help→General Help: Opens this document in a browser window
  • Help→EASAP Help: Opens the Help Pages in a browser window (keyboard shortcut:Ctrl→H)
  • Help→EASAP Information: Shows basic information about the authored EASAP
  • Help→About: Shows EASA version and trademark

EASAP Toolbar

The toolbar differences between an EASAP and EASAP Builder are shown in the table below.

Icon Name Function
Save EASAPSaves EASAP as current development version. (Ctrl→S)
UndoCancels the changes made by the previous user input (Ctrl→Z)
RedoNavigates forward on the list of changes made by user input (Ctrl-Y)
RefreshRefreshes the object tree view and all values.
FindFinds specified text in object names and parameter values. (Ctrl→F)
Check Spelling of ObjectChecks the spelling of text found within particular preset parameters (Ctrl-U)
PreviousNavigates back through previously selected tree objects (Alt→<left>)
NextNavigates forward in previously selected tree objects (Alt→<right>)

Note: Even though you may have used the ‘New EASAP’ or ‘Save as New EASAP’ functionality to produce a new and separate EASAP, the currently selected EASAP back on the EASA web pages will remain the same as when EASAP Builder was initiated.

EASAP Builder Toolbar

In EASAP Builder a second toolbar exists just below the EASAP toolbar, and it is called the EASAP Builder toolbar. You can use this toolbar to:

  • Switch between Tree mode and Preview mode,
  • Copy, Cut, Paste and Delete objects on the Tree,
  • Add comments to annotate objects on the Tree,
  • Export and Import objects to and from your computer, and
  • Add new objects on the Tree.

Descriptions of the individual buttons on the EASAP Builder toolbar are provided in the table below.

Icon Name Function
Open Web Browser TestOpens a test EASAP in Web Browser mode
(same as EASA→Authoring→Testing→Test EASAP
Open Web Browser Debug Opens the EASAP in Web Browser Debug
(same as EASA→Authoring→Testing→Analyze EASAP)
(see Troubleshooting EASAPs)
DeleteDeletes the selected object from the tree. (Delete)
CutCuts the selected object from the tree. (Ctrl→X)
CopyCopies the selected object on the tree. (Ctrl→C)
Paste (Sibling)Pastes a copied or cut object as a Sibling below the selected object on the tree. (Ctrl→B)
Paste (Child)Pastes a copied or cut object as a Child below the selected object on the tree. (Ctrl→V)
Add/Edit CommentOpens a text entry box for inserting a comment as a Tool tip: for an object.
Open Template EditorOpens the Template Editor.
Save Object to FileSaves selected object to a file on your computer.
Import Object from FileImports a previously saved object from your computer. The imported object must then be pasted into place on the tree.
Add Sibling ObjectsShows icons of objects that can be added as a Sibling.
Add Child ObjectsShows icons of objects that can be added as Child objects.

Additional buttons will appear and disappear to the right of the Add Sibling Objects and Add Child Objects buttons on the EASAP Builder toolbar. These buttons will be used to add new objects to the tree, and the availability of the various ‘Add Object’ buttons will depend on which object you have selected on the tree and where it is located on the tree.

Right-Click Menu

When you right-click over the top of an object within the EASAP Tree, a menu appears that provides the same functionality as the EASAP Builder Toolbar. In fact, the addition of Sibling or Child objects is usually easier to perform with this menu than with the toolbar. There are also several features of the EASAP Builder which are exclusive to the right-click menu. An example of the right-click menu is shown below.

Disabling and Enabling Objects

The options under the right-click menu:

  • right-click→Disable
  • right-click→Enable All

Allow the Author to temporarily disable and re-enable objects in the tree. Disabled objects behave as if they have been deleted and can be re-enabled at any time. You may find this functionality useful during the EASAP construction process.

Find Usages

Another feature available via the right-click menu is the Find Usages function. After selecting this function on an object, the EASAP Builder will systematically navigate to each instance where that object is referenced in the Tree, as it would with the Find function. This feature may be useful for keeping track of where and how each object is used in your EASAP.

Change Object Type

With certain object types, it is possible to convert an object from one type to another while retaining properties such as name and tree positioning. In addition, any Excel formatting will remain consistent after the change. Available object conversions are as follows:

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