The names of flights on the Scheduling page are the names that will appear on the results and heat sheets. When setting up an initial schedule and creating flights for the first time, they take the name of the first event, “the default event”. You’ll need to do some work to make the flight names what you actually want to see. You can make changes manually to each flight. However when making lots of changes to create a large schedule, it’s better to use tools to make your life easier. This section discusses both how to make manual changes and how to use tools for common tasks in creating a race schedule.
Manually Changing Flight Names
The main results page and heat sheets show flight names rather than event names. This is an important distinction. The flight name is the text field in the Scheduling page.
In the results the flight name appears in the header for each flight:
You can simply change the flight name on the scheduling page and it updates the corresponding field in the results.
Flight Name Tool
Being able to very simply make a change to the name of a flight is helpful, but when you need to create a large schedule, using tools will help make the process go much faster. There is a workflow that makes it easier to set up the flight names for a large event with heats, semis, finals, etc…
Flight name workflow
- 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 this 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: