Skip to contentU.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration
Asset Management | Bridge Technology | Operations | Pavement

Pavement Health Track Graphical User Interface, User's Manual 2.x

Application GUI

The following sections describe the PHT Analysis Tool Graphical User Interface (GUI).

Welcome Window

When the application starts, the welcome window shown in Figure 2 will appear. This window allows you to quickly select what action you would like to take to begin working. You may create a new Study, open an existing Study, return to the last Study that you were working in, or begin working without an active Study.

The welcome window may be disabled, in which case the application will always begin without an active study being opened. If the welcome window is disabled, you may re-enable it from the applications options window available under the Tools/Options menu item on the main application window as shown in Figure 4.

A screen shot shows options for the user upon starting the program, including create a new study, open a new study, open last study used, and start without a study.
Figure 2. Application Welcome Window

Main Application Window

The Pavement Health Track Analysis Tool serves as an add-in analysis module for the Battelle Multi-Faceted Analysis Tool (BMFAT) environment. The main application window hosting the PHT analysis tool is shown in Figure 3.

A screen shot shows the directory structure and tools for conducting an analysis, including the PHT user interface, data tables and columns, GIS maps, charts, reports, and study information organized on the left, and an output window to the right.
Figure 3. Main Application Window

The main application window provides four panels and a main workspace area. The panels can be arranged, hidden, or displayed as desired. If any panel is not visible in the application workspace, you may activate it by selecting it under the View menu from the applications main menu.

  • Study. This panel provides access to the PHT analysis module and serves to organize your efforts to study a particular issue. You can create any number of Studies and make their scope as broad or specific as you deem useful.
  • Document Library. This panel provides access to the complete library of documents that are produced by the PHT analysis tool. All documents in the library are available here regardless of the Study that produced them.
  • Output. This panel provides a communication platform for messages produced by the PHT analysis module to be displayed.
  • Process Status. This panel provides status and progress bars to provide feedback.

The Study Window

The Study is displayed in the Study window shown in Figure 4. If it is not already visible in the application workspace, you may activate the Study window by clicking the View/Study menu item from the applications main menu. To create a new Study, click the New icon New button. To open a Study that has previously been created, click the Open icon Open button and select a Study from the list.

Note that only one Study can be open at a time.

A screen shot shows the study window portion of the main application window. The tools include PHT user interface, data tables and columns, GIS maps, charts, reports, and study information. The toolbar provides study-related functions, such as creating, closing, saving, refreshing, and removing items. icon PHT The PHT icon displays the user interface for the PHT analysis tool.
icon Data Tables and Queries The Data Tables & Queries icon displays a list of data tables that are part of the Study. These tables contain the raw analysis data that has been stored in the data warehouse.
icon GIS Maps The GIS Maps icon displays a list of GIS documents that are part of the Study.
icon Charts The Charts icon displays a list of chart documents that are part of the Study.
icon Reports The Reports icon displays a list of report documents that are part of the Study.
icon Study Information The Study Information icon displays general information about the Study such as its name, description, status, etc.

Figure 4. Study Window

The Study window toolbar provides the following functions:

icon Create a New Study Create a New Study. Create a new blank Study.
icon Open an Existing Study Open an Existing Study. Display a dialog to select an existing Study.
icon Close Close. Close the current Study.
icon Save Save. Save all changes to the current Study.
icon Add Existing Items Add Existing Items. Display a dialog window that allows you to select an existing chart, map, report, table, or query and add it to the Study.
icon Create New Item Create New Item. Create a new blank chart, map, report, or query and add it to the current Study.
icon Refresh Refresh. Refresh the display.
icon Remove Remove. Remove the currently selected item(s) from the Study.

Document Library

The document library window shown in Figure 5 stores all of the reports produced automatically by the PHT Analysis Tool. There are two types of reports available: GIS Maps and Charts. This window is the global library of all reports that have been created at any time. When a report is created from within a Study, the report is placed in the global library and is also automatically referenced by the Study.

A screen shot shows the document library portion of the main application. It provides access to the GIS maps and charts generated by the PHT analysis tool.
Figure 5. Document Library Window

When deleting a map or chart report from the library, any Study referencing the deleted report will identify it as missing in the Study window. References to missing reports must be deleted from individual studies.

Output Window

The output window shown in Figure 6 provides a messaging center for the PHT analysis tool to communicate status and other information with the user.

A screen shot shows the output portion of the main application. It serves as the messaging center for the PHT analysis tool.
Figure 6. Output Window

Process Status Window

The process status window shown in Figure 7 provides a progress bar for process that are being performed by the PHT analysis tool. When a cancelable process is running, the user my cancel it by clinking the Cancel button. Other information about the process such as the elapsed time can be obtained by clicking the Information button.

A screen shot shows the process status portion of the main application. It serves to track the progress of a process and, in some cases, allows the user to cancel the process. An information button can be selected to display elapsed time.
Figure 7. Process Status Window
Updated: 11/22/2013