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Version 1.3

How to work with groups

This page is about the different things you can do with groups.

Create a new Group

First you need to create groups. This is the workflow to create a group:

  1. Select some fixtures
  2. Press Store then Group
  3. Now you have some options: 
    1. Tap an empty group in the Group View on the screen.
    2. Type a specific number followed by Please
    3. Press Please to create the group on the next available group. 

Name a Group

When you store a group by tapping the screen or by typing a specific number, then you are presented with a small pop-up that you can press to immediately name the group. Pressing it opens the Enter Name for window. Here you type any name you want. You can also at this point just begin to type on an external keyboard. This will also open the Enter Name for window.

If you already have a group and you need to name it or rename it, then you can press the Label key and then select the group you want to label. This also opens the Enter Name for window.

  1. Press Label
  2. Press Group, then you have some options
    1. Tap a group in the Groups View
    2. Press the numeric keys corresponding to the group number you want and finish with Please

Call/Use/Select a Group

When you need to use the group all you need to select it.

  1. Press Group
  2. From here you have two options:
    1. Tap the group on the screen - if you have a Group View on one of your screens then you don't need to press group first.
    2. Press the numeric keys corresponding to the group number you want then you can continue. You could assign a value or make changes to your selection.

If your group have a unique name, then you have another option. You can press the command line and tap "g" (short for group), space and then the name of the group followed by enter - this might be faster on an external keyboard.

Copy a Group

You can make a copy of a group. You'll then create a new group that have the exact same selection as the source group (the way it looks when you did the copy). If you then change the group, the copy will not change.

  1. Press Copy
  2. Press Group
  3. Again you have several options:
    1. tap the group (or groups) you want to copy, then tap an empty location.
    2. using the keys only needs to be done in a certain order: 
      1. press the numeric keys corresponding to the group number you want to copy (source)
      2. press At
      3. press the numeric key corresponding with the location for the copy (destination)
      4. press Please

If you select more than one group and then copy to a new location then you will create several copies at the same time.

Move a Group

To move a group you basically needs to do the same as when you copy it.

  1. Press Move
  2. Press Group
  3. You have several options:
    1. Tap the group (or groups) you want to move, then tap an empty location.
    2. Using the keys only needs to be done in a certain order: 
      1. press the numeric keys corresponding to the group number you want to move (source)
      2. press At
      3. press the numeric key corresponding with the new location for the group (destination)
      4. press Please

Again you can move several groups at the same time.

If you move a group to a location that already have a group then the two groups will swap position.

Merge groups

If you copy a group (using the above mentions copy method) to a location that already have a group, then you are given the option to Overwrite, Merge or Cancel the operation. Selecting Merge will merge the selection of the two groups into one. Overwrite will delete the content of the group at the destination location.   

Delete a group

To delete a group you need to press Delete and then select the group you want to delete.

Create a Group Master

You can create group masters on your executor faders. These can be used to limit the output of the fixtures stored on the group master. The limit works proportional. Meaning that if you have a group master at 100% with your fixture at 50% and you then turn the master down to 50%, then your fixture will output 25%. If a fixture is limited by one group master, then this will limit the output no matter if it's turned up by a different group master. It's a lowest takes precedence principle.

  1. Select the fixture(s) you want on your group master.
  2. Press Store 
  3. Press Group
  4. Press one of the keys associated with the executor where you want the group master.

 

Related links

What is Groups

Groups View

Group Key


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