The Universe View shows a complete DMX universe, including all sources which are transmitting to that universe.
Sources are colour coded, and the colours correspond to the descriptions in the source table at the top.
For each source, the Name, CID, source priority, number of frames per second (FPS), Sequence Errors, and online/offline status are all displayed in the table.
In the main table section, the current levels of all channels in the universe are shown. Levels can be shown as absolute(0-255), percentage(0-100%) or hexadecimal (00-FF) as selected in the Settings dialog. The colour code allows you to identify which source has control of any given channel.
You can select a channel by clicking once on it's level cell in the table. Once a channel is selected it will be shown in red, and you can see additional information on it's level and the sources which control it. In the screenshot above, you can see that channel 7 is selected, and that there are two sources sending levels for it - the lighting console at level 123 and the Architectural System at level 226.
There are also tools to help troubleshoot intermittent problems. The flicker finder, when started, takes a 'snapshot' of the levels for the selected universe. All channels remain displayed in white until they change away from their snapshot value.
- Channels change to Green if their value has decreased from the snapshot value
- Channels change to Blue if their value has increased from the snapshot value
- Channels change to Red if their value has moved from the snapshot value and then returned to it
The pause button can be used at any time to temporarily halt the update of levels to allow inspection of data for individual channels
Sometimes it may be desirable to log every change of level, for example when troubleshooting an intermittent flicker. 'Start Log to File', and 'Open Log Window' allow you to do this by displaying every change of level on screen (log window) or saving every change of level to a file (log to file). Note that this can produce very large amounts of data if multiple channels are changing level at once).
You can switch the view to another universe by entering the universe number in the box at the top right and clicking 'Go'
You can open a big view of a channel by double clicking on it, or open an oscilloscope view by holding down the CTRL key and double clicking