Pavement Health Track Graphical User Interface, User's Manual 2.x
The following sections describe the PHT Analysis Tool Graphical User Interface (GUI).
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.
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.
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 button. To open a Study that has previously been created, click the Open button and select a Study from the list.
Note that only one Study can be open at a time.
|The PHT icon displays the user interface for the PHT analysis tool.|
|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.|
|The GIS Maps icon displays a list of GIS documents that are part of the Study.|
|The Charts icon displays a list of chart documents that are part of the Study.|
|The Reports icon displays a list of report documents that are part of the Study.|
|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:
|Create a New Study. Create a new blank Study.|
|Open an Existing Study. Display a dialog to select an existing Study.|
|Close. Close the current Study.|
|Save. Save all changes to the current Study.|
|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.|
|Create New Item. Create a new blank chart, map, report, or query and add it to the current Study.|
|Refresh. Refresh the display.|
|Remove. Remove the currently selected item(s) from the Study.|
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.
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.
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.
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.