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The EASAP Builder is the Interactive Development Environment (IDE) for creating an EASAP.
The following four sections provide a detailed description of the Builder interface.
The top toolbar is the EASAP toolbar.
|Saves EASAP as current development version. (CTRL-s)
|Cancels the changes made by the previous user input (CTRL-z)
|Navigates forward on the list of changes made by user input (CTRL-y)
|Refreshes the object tree view and all values.
|Finds specified text in object names and parameter values. (CTRL-f)
|Check Spelling of Object
|Checks the spelling of text found within particular preset parameters (CTRL-u)
|Navigates back through previously selected tree objects (ALT-LEFT ARROW)
|Navigates forward in previously selected tree objects (ALT-RIGHT ARROW)
Even after using 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.
Just below the EASAP toolbar is the Builder toolbar.
With this toolbar an Author may:
Descriptions of the individual buttons on the Builder toolbar are provided in the table below.
|Open Web Browser Test
|Open a test EASAP in Web Browser mode
(same as EASA→Authoring→Testing→Test EASAP)
|Open Web Browser Debug
| Open the EASAP in Web Browser Debug, see Troubleshooting EASAPs
(same as EASA→Authoring→Testing→Analyze EASAP)
|Delete the selected object from the Tree
|Cut the selected object from the Tree.
|Copy the selected object on the Tree
|Paste a previously Copied or Cut object as a Sibling below the selected object on the Tree
|Paste a previously Copied or Cut object as a Child below the selected object on the Tree
|Open a text entry box for inserting a comment as a Tool tip: for an object.
|Open Template Editor
|Open the Template Editor.
|Save Object to File
|Save selected object to a file on your computer.
|Import Object from File
|Import a previously saved object from the local machine.
The imported object must then be Pasted into place on the Tree.
|Add Sibling Objects
|Show icons of any objects that may be added as a Sibling.
|Add Child Objects
|Show icons of any object that may be added as a Child.
A right-mouse-click while over an object on the Tree will display a menu that provides all the same functionality as the Builder Toolbar.
Adding a Sibling or Child object is often easier with the right-click menu and there are more options than the toolbar.
An example of the right-click menu is shown below.
Most of these functions are identical to those described above, yet there are a few added options, below:
An Author may temporarily Disable and re-Enable an object (and all its Child objects) on the Tree.
A Disabled object behaves as if it has been Deleted however it may easily be re-Enabled at a later time.
An Author may Disable a partially configured object in order to work on another.
Enable All restores all Disabled objects in an EASAP to Enabled status.
The Builder will navigate to each object on the Tree that makes reference to the selected object.
Find Usages behaves with objects in a similarly to the way Find behaves with a string.
This feature may be useful for keeping track of where and how each object is used in an EASAP.
It is possible to convert certain objects from one type into another type while retaining properties such as name and Tree position.
Additionally any Excel formatting will remain consistent after the change.
The following object conversions are available: