Job Perspective

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The Job Perspective is the environment used to author new or edit existing Jobs. The Job Perspective consists of an authoring Canvas, an Explorer Window to aid navigation, and a Job Node Library containing all available Job Nodes.

Job Canvas

The Job Canvas is the main portion of the job perspective. It is displayed when a job is opened. The Job Canvas is used to author new or edit existing jobs.

If you are closing a job and changes have been made and not yet saved, you will be prompted to save the job (choose Yes, No, or Cancel).

Explorer Window

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The Explorer Window is positioned in the lower right corner of the Job Canvas. The Explorer Window is a miniature representation of the entire job canvas.

Moving the mouse over the Explorer Window opens it; it will close automatically in a few seconds after the mouse is moved away. Clicking on the window will reposition the center of the main Job Canvas to the point that was clicked. Clicking the pushpin icon on the top right of the window will cause the window to remain open. Clicking the pushpin icon again will undo this action, causing the window to revert to its default behavior.

Job Node Library

When a job is open, the Job Node Library is displayed directly below the Job Canvas. The Job Node Library contains all available Job Nodes.

Usage

Navigating the Canvas

Click on any empty area of the Job Canvas and drag to pan the view of the canvas down, up, left, or right. This is beneficial when interacting with a larger job.

Adding a Node to the Canvas

To add a node to the canvas, drag a node from the Job Node Library and drop it onto the current job canvas.

Selecting Nodes

In order to interact with a node or group of nodes on the job canvas, the node(s) must first be selected:

  • To select a single node, click on the node
  • To select multiple nodes, [CTRL] + click on each desired node, or press [CTRL] + A to Select All nodes on the open job
  • A selected node will be displayed with a white shadow around its border
  • To deselect all selected nodes, click on a blank area on the canvas
  • To deselect a single node, [CTRL] + click on the desired node

Moving Nodes

Once the nodes are selected drag and drop can be used to move them around the canvas.

Deleting Nodes

Once the nodes are selected the [Delete] or [Backspace] button can be used to remove them from the canvas.

Opening a Node Configuration

Double click on any node to open its configuration.

Cutting, Copying, or Pasting Nodes

When selected, nodes can be Cut, Copied, and/or Pasted on the same or a different job using the buttons on the Workbench Toolbar. It is also possible to use the keyboard shortcuts for Cut ([CTRL] + X), Copy ([CTRL] + C), and Paste ([CTRL] + V).