• dot2 User Manual
    • New in the Manual
    • Introduction
      • Intended Use
      • System Requirements dot2 onPC
      • Installation of dot2 onPC
    • What are...
      • System Colors
        • Command History
        • Executor
        • Values
      • Programmer
      • Groups
      • Presets
      • Tracking
      • Cues
      • Executors
      • Chasers
      • Effects
      • Preview and Blind
      • Network
      • IPv6
      • DMX Tester
    • How to...
      • Turn the console on and off
      • Update the console
      • Add, patch, change, and delete fixtures
      • Save and load your show
      • Use the command line
      • Use Encoders in the onPC
      • Work with groups
      • Work with presets
      • Work with cues
      • Work with chasers
      • Work with effects
      • Connect nodes, wings, 3D and onPC
      • Use external input triggers
      • Use MIDI and MIDI Show Control (MSC)
      • Use the external screen
      • Reset the console
    • Keys
      • Align
      • At
      • Backup
      • Blind
      • B.O.
      • Clear
      • Copy
      • Cue
      • Delete
      • DMX
      • [dot]
      • Down
      • Edit
      • Effect
      • [Encoder]
      • Esc
      • Exec (Executor)
      • [Exec Flash]
      • [Exec Go]
      • Fix
      • Fixture
      • Flash
      • Full
      • Go-
      • Go- (Large)
      • Go+
      • Go+ (Large)
      • [GoFastBack] <<<
      • [GoFastForward] >>>
      • Goto
      • Group
      • Help
      • Highlt (Highlight)
      • Label
      • If
      • MA
      • Macro
      • Magic
      • [Minus] -
      • Move
      • Next
      • [Numeric keys]
      • Off
      • On
      • Oops
      • Page
      • Page+
      • Page-
      • Pause
      • Pause (Large)
      • Please
      • [Plus] +
      • Preset
      • Prev (Previous)
      • Prvw (Preview)
      • Select
      • Set
      • Setup
      • Speed
      • Store
      • Thru
      • Time
      • Toggle
      • Tools
      • Up
      • Update
      • View [Eye]
    • Views & Windows
      • Control Elements
        • Command Line
        • Encoder Bar
        • Executor Bar
        • Preset Type Bar
        • Title Bar
        • View Bar
      • Icons
      • Add New Fixtures
      • Backup
      • Beam Preset Type
      • Calculator
      • Calibrate Screens
      • Change Functions of Executor
      • Choose Clone Method
      • Choose Copy Method
      • Choose Delete Method
      • Choose Store Method
      • Choose Update Method
      • Color Preset Type
      • Command Line
      • Configure Slot
      • Control Preset Type
      • Cues
      • Dimmer Preset Type
      • DMX
      • Edit Cue Number(s)
      • Effects
      • Empty Executor
      • Enter Name for
      • Executor Bar
      • Executor Pool
      • Fixtures
      • Fixture Schedule Overview
      • Focus Preset Type
      • Gobo Preset Type
      • Global Settings
      • Groups
      • Help
      • Import Fixture Type
      • Key Backlight
      • Leaving Patch & Fixture Schedule...
      • Load Show
      • Macros Pool
      • Magic Speeds
      • MIDI Configuration
      • MIDI Monitor
      • MIDI Show Control
      • Network Interface
      • Network Protocols Configuration
      • Network Setup
      • New Show
      • Off...
      • Oops
      • Page Pool
      • Patch and Fixture Schedule
      • Position Preset Type
      • Presets Pools
      • Remote Inputs Configuration
      • Save Show As...
      • Select DMX Address...
      • Select DMX Ports
      • Select Fixtures ID(s)
      • Select Fixture Type...
      • Select Function for Remote Inputs Configuration
      • Select Function of Executor
      • Select Language...
      • Select Session Number
      • Select Station...
      • Select Trig
      • Select Type
      • Select View
      • Select View for External Screen
      • Select Wing...
      • Session Collision
      • Settings of Executor
      • Setup
      • Shapers Preset Type
      • Software Update via USB
      • Sound Input Configuration
      • Status and Messages
      • System Clock
      • System Information
      • Time defaults
      • Timecode Configuration
      • Tools
      • Video Preset Type
      • Virtual Playbacks
      • Window Settings
      • Wings
      • Wings & Nodes Diagnosis
    • Commands
      • >>> [GoFastForward]
      • <<< [GoFastBack]
      • - [Minus]
      • + [Plus]
      • Assign
      • At
      • Black
      • Blind
      • Call
      • Clone
      • Copy
      • Cue
      • Default
      • Delay
      • Delete
      • Dmx
      • DmxUniverse
      • Edit
      • Effect
      • Executor
      • Fade
      • Fix
      • Fixture
      • Flash
      • Full
      • FullHighlight
      • Go
      • GoBack
      • Goto
      • Group
      • Help
      • If
      • IfOutput
      • Invert
      • Label
      • Learn
      • Macro
      • MidiNote
      • Move
      • Off
      • On
      • OutDelay
      • OutFade
      • Page
      • Park
      • Pause
      • Preset
      • PresetType
      • Preview
      • Rate
      • Record
      • Release
      • Remove
      • Replace
      • Select
      • Selection
      • SetIP
      • SnapPercent
      • Stomp
      • Store
      • StoreLook
      • SyncEffects
      • Temp
      • Thru
      • Toggle
      • Top
      • Unpark
      • Update
      • View [Eye]
      • Zero
    • Hints for Operating
    • Error Handling
      • CrashLogCopy
      • CrashLogDelete
      • CrashLogList
      • Error Messages
    • Glossary
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Version 1.3

Hints for Operating

  • Get at first an overview about the console.
  • Read the context sensitive help.
  • Save the show file frequently by double press Backup or use the auto save function. Refer to, Backup window.
  • Save the show file additional on a USB drive.
  • Label cues, executors, groups, presets, and so on, immediately after storing. Refer to, Label Command.
  • Connect an external touch screen for advanced handling and the best overview. We recommend the ELO 1928L (Intelli - touch 4wire touch technology) or the ELO 2200L (Intelli - touch 4wire touch technology for Europe/Middle-East/Africa region). Refer to, How to use external screens?.
  • If you are working on a live show, store a program time fader on an executor. Refer to, Empty Executor Window.
  • Use presets for programming. If you update the show, any changes you make in the presets will link to the cues. Refer to, How to work with Presets?.

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