The name tool had been just for copying the name of the event into the flight. However, for complex races containing many events and progressions within the events, more flexible naming tools are necessary to make it easier to create the schedule. The latest updates add tools for appending the a round name and numbering flights based on the events they are in.
Here is the new improved workflow for naming flights:
- Set up a number of flights based on how many you need for your schedule. The initial flights will all have the same event and same initial name “New Event”.
- Associate the flights with the proper events:
- Select all of the flights, click Name Tool, select the Copy Event tab:
- Click OK and the names of the events will be copied into the flight names:
- Now append the word heat onto the heats. Click Name Tool and select the Append tab:
- Enter the word “Heat” into the field called String to Append and then click OK. The word heat is added to all selected flights:
- Do the same thing to append the word “Final” to all of the finals:
- Now select all of the flights you want to number (That could be all flights or maybe just the heats. We’ll just number the heats). Then click Name tool and select the Number tab:
- Click ok and your flights are numbered:
At that point your flights names are set in your schedule and you may assign bow numbers to the flights.
To make all of this easier, the Magic name tool combines a number of those steps. It will copy the event name, append the name of a round to them, and number them. So for example, to set up all flights within a round of racing, do the following:
- Set the event names as you normally would for the above workflow:
- Select the events you want to name, click Name Tool, and then select the Magic tab:
- Enter the round name such as “Heat”. The event name is copied, the word “Heat” is appended to the names, and the flights are numbered within their events: