This chapter addresses customizing the software environment.
You can customize the software to meet your specific needs in the HERS-ST Options. To access these options, select Tools/Options from the menu and navigate through the tabs. The following summarizes the options available to you under each tab. You may want to work with the application for a while before you change the default Options settings.
The General tab (Figure 11-1) allows you to set the following options.
Figure 11-1. General Options.
The Database tab (Figure 11-2) allows you to specify the location and login information for the HERS-ST database. You must close any open workset before changing the current database. Use the Database Manager to manage and maintain your database files.
Figure 11-2. Database Options.
The Highway Data tab allows you to specify which HPMS validation rules are to be enforced on the Highway Data and the default values for each HPMS field.
Default Values. The default values (Figure 11-3) are used during Import of an external HPMS file. There is a default value for each HPMS data field. When a field is missing from the original file, it will be assigned its default value when it is imported into the database.
Figure 11-3. Highway Data Options (Default Values).
Validation Rules. The Validation Rules page (Figure 11-4) lists each highway data validation rule. Each validation rule is displayed along with a checkbox to enable or disable it. If a rule is checked, it is enabled and will be enforced when highway data is either imported or edited.
Figure 11-4. Highway Data Options (Validation Rules).
The Layouts options tab (Figure 11-5) allows you to view and delete table layouts that have been defined for the Highway Data and Section Conditions windows. To delete a layout from the list, select it and click the Delete button.
Figure 11-5. Layout Options.
The System options tab (Figure 11-6) allows you specify your system environment directories and support applications. There are eight directories.
Figure 11-6. System Options.
The Configuration options tab (Figure 11-7) allows you to view the version numbers and compile date of each component of the HERS-ST GUI application and analysis engine. This information is useful to the system administrator to ensure matching application configurations on multiple computers.
Figure 11-7. Configuration Options.