Instead of using groups to get changes made on several sites, it is more comfortable to work with a Virtual Site.
All desired devices with the same device type can be combined to one virtual site. Changing a value on a layer of this virtual site will change the value on the same layer of all combined devices.
If the sites that you want to make part of a new Virtual Site contain sequence information, all this sequence information will be deleted in the course of Virtual Site creation. This action cannot be undone!
Please select all sites that should be combined, make a right-click on one site and choose "Create Virtual Site".
The selected sites will disappear from the device tree and you will now see the Virtual Site instead.
Applying a parameter value or content to Virtual Layer 1 of the Virtual Site will apply it automatically to all Layer 1 of all sites that are combined in the Virtual Site.
In order to see which sites are combined into the Virtual Site, please select the Virtual Site and open the "Virtual Site" Tab (Tabs -Virtual Site). Find here all combined Sites listed.
If you select one of the sites you still have access to the site inspector to edit its settings.
To set up different camera offsets for each Server, select the camera device in the device tab and view the virtual site tab. You will find all camera 1 of all Servers listed. Click on the parameter of the device you want to edit and enter an offset value (plus or minus) or move the mouse cursor up and down. This offset will always be added to the parameter's value that is set up for the virtual site's device. If the X Offset for the virtual cam1 is set to 32768, in this example below the X Offset of Server 1 camera 1 will be 33658 (32768 + 800).
To reset the entered offsets, right-click on the device and choose 'Remove'.
To remove a Device from the virtual site, select the virtual site in the device tree. Then right-click on it and choose Remove.
To remove the virtual site right-click on it and choose Remove. You will again get access to all single devices that were combined in the virtual site.
If a single site is removed from the Virtual Site, all its sequence information will be deleted in the course of removing the Virtual Site. The same happens when deleting the whole Virtual Site. This action cannot be undone!
The right-click menu provides the following commands:
- Reset All
This command will reset all parameters for all layers of this node.
- All Active
This command will activate all parameters of all layers of this node.
- All Active (Partially Active Devices)
This command will activate all parameters of all layers of this node that have active parameters.
- Clear All Active
This command will de-activate all parameters of all layers of this node.
- Toggle Preview
This command sets the node to be included in the Preview tab.
This command will enable you to rename the node. You can also do this by pressing F2.
- Toggle Devices
Choose which layers you want to show or hide in the device tree.
- Toggle Sites
Choose which sites you want to show or hide in the device tree.
This command removes the virtual site from the device tree. You will again get access to all single devices that were combined in the virtual site