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SECTION 9 - SYSTEM OPERATIONS

SECTION BRIEF - This section describes the operation of data file operation panels.

9.1 THE FILE STORAGE PANEL (FSP)

The FSP is used to store data files on your ID Disc. Diagram 9.1 illustrates the FSP panel. The name of the disc in the current access slot (or disk drive) is displayed on the upper left of the panel. Below the disc name is a list of all data files found on the current disc. Only files appropriate to the current module are displayed. For example, if you at-e in the Simulation Design Module (SDM), only previously saved simulation design data files are displayed. If there are more than three names, use the up and down scroll arrows to scroll through the list of names. Below the list of names is a small area labeled SAVE AS:. Enter the new file name.

Diagram 9.1 - File Storage Panel (FSP)

On the right side of the panel are three buttons labeled DRIVE, SAVE, and CANCEL. The DRIVE button is used to access other discs in other access slots. When the DRIVE button is selected, the name of the newly selected disc Will be displayed.
Select the SAVE button to save the data file to the current disc using the name you entered. You CANNOT save a file Without first giving it a name.
The CANCEL button lets you abort the save process. You are returned to the current module.

9.2 THE FILE RETRIEVAL PANEL (FRP)

The FRP is used to retrieve data files from your ID Disc. Diagram 9.2 illustrates the FRP panel. The name of the disc in the current access slot for disc drive) is displayed on the upper left of the panel. Below the disc name is a list of all data files found on the current disc. Only files appropriate to the current module are displayed. For example, if you are working in the Cybertank Design Module (CDM), only previously saved cybertank designs are displayed. If there are more than six names, use the up and down scroll arrows to scroll through the list.

Diagram 9.2 - File Retrieval Panel (FRP)

On the right side of the panel are three buttons labeled DRIVE, OPEN, and CANCEL. The DRIVE button is used to access discs in other access slots (disc drives). When the DRIVE button is selected, the name of the newly selected disc is displayed.
Select the OPEN button to load the highlighted data file from the selected access slot.
The CANCEL button is used to abort the retrieval process. You are returned to the current module.

9.3 THE FILE TERMINATION PANEL (FTP)

The FTP is used to remove data files from your ID Disc. Diagram 9.3 illustrates the FTP panel. The name of the disc in the current access slot (or disc drive) is displayed on the Upper left side of the panel. Below the disc name Is a list of all data files found on the current disc. Only files appropriate to the current module are displayed. For example, if you are working in the Cybertank Design Module (CDM), only previously saved cybertank designs are displayed. If there are more than six names, use the up and down scroll arrows to scroll through the list.

Diagram 9.3 - File Termination Panel (FTP)

On the right side of the panel are three buttons labeled DRIVE, DELETE, and CANCEL. The DRIVE button is used to access other discs in other access slots. When the DRIVE button is selected, the name of the newly selected disc will be displayed.
Select the DELETE button to delete the highlighted data file from the current access slot.
The CANCEL button is used to abort the termination process. The FTP is removed and you are returned to the current application.

Warning: Be very careful when using the FTP. Once a file is terminated, it can not be recovered.

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