In this article, we will reviewthe various functions available from the Roster menu bar in N-OC.
The dates for the loaded period are displayed in the upper row.
Note: Weekends or any other special dates, such as national holidays, may be displayed in another color.
The dates for the zoomed period are displayed (in gray) on the lower row.
Four hourly periods are also shown here.
Inside the loaded period, the user can select the zoom period to be displayed. There are two functions:
1. Zoom in/out: Example: The loaded period (six days) is:
The zoom period is (three days) displayed on top of the loaded period (11-13 October).
To zoom in or out, drag from the left or right side to select the zoom period required.
2. Move zoom period: You can also move the selected period to another date range in the loaded period and maintain the same day range – 3 days. To do this, hold down left-click over the vertical line in the middle of the zoom period, and move left or right to select another date range.
Tip: To change the zoom display to only one day, double-click on a date.
Select a time mode to change the placing of flights in the Gantt. The flights will display in the chosen time mode.
Note: No changes are made to the flight schedules.
Stations are added or deleted in Editor > System > Setup > 'stationtimemode'. For more information, contact your system administrator.
Date period selection:
You can select the view period for the Gantt.
You can do so by:
- Entering from the From/To dates (as shown above)
- Using the calendar function to choose the dates.
- Defining the start date then add +D. "D" represents the number of days to add to the Gantt defined from the start date.
Click the Refresh button to load the period.
To add a Day Note to any given date, right-click on the gray date line.
In the ruler, you will see a triangle indicating the note.
The Refresh button refreshes any changes in the Roster Gantt, such as periods or view options. Trying to refresh with unsaved changes to the crew rosters will give a warning. If the refresh is made, those changes will be lost.
You have the refresh button in three places:
- In the upper window that refreshes only the upper window
- In the lower window that refreshes only the lower window
- At the top of the Gantt that refreshes both windows.
The Select button activates the Select function, meaning that selections can be made by holding the left mouse button and dragging the mouse over the activities to be selected. When activated, the Select icon "lights up" and when deactivated becomes normal again.
Clicking the Select button again deactivates this function. Turning this functionality on and off by pressing the Ctrl key is also possible.
The Measure button activates the measuring function, which gives the ability to calculate various things over a particular period.
This is done by holding the left button and dragging the mouse over the desired period, which will display the results of the calculations depending on the chosen ruler labels.
The ruler labels are defined in the User Preferences.
Quick access to the User preferences is to click in the top left corner of the measurer.
When activated, the Measure icon "lights up" and when deactivated becomes normal again.
Clicking the Station icon without any input in the field to the right of it will open the Station menu and list the stations defined in the system.
Clicking the Station button with a station three-letter code in the field opens the detailed menu for that particular station.
Adjusting leg opacity and row height
Leg opacity: Drag the leg opacity to the left to view the original schedule. Drag it back to the right to view the operational situation again.
Row Height: Adjust the size of each row in the Gantt.
The Save button becomes active when changes have been made to crew rosters.
Clicking the Save button when it is active will save any changes to crew rosters that have been made.
The Undo and Redo buttons will undo or redo changes made to crew rosters, one change at a time. It is not possible to undo or redo changes that have been saved.