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Block Menu

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Via Menu → View → Block menu the menu items displayed for an occupied block can be selected.


Top line in Bold shows Block ID

Set Locomotive assignment...

A dialogue is opened and the block can be assigned with a locomotive. For details of this dialogue refer to Mobile Selection.
The counterpart of the occupied block is Reset Locomotive assignment.

Accept BiDi locomotive

A manually operated, BiDi-capable locomotive is accepted once at the next entry into the block: The locomotive does not trigger a ghost train, but is accepted into the block with its ID. See also the corresponding block property for permanent acceptance of BiDi locomotives.
Only active when the block is not currently occupied.

Put out of operation / Put into operation

Toggle function that locks or releases the block. In automatic mode, the block is no longer approached.
The symbol of a locked and empty block has the background colour "grey":
If an already occupied block is set to "out of operation", this status will only be visible after it has become free.

  • Hints:
    The context menu of an occupied block only offers "put out of operation".
    Putting an occupied block "into operation" is not possible, but locomotives/trains can be started.
    The toggle function "Put out of operation" <> "Put into operation" is only possible with an empty block.

Reset wheel counter

Resets the current wheel/axle counter reading (see also Wheel Counting).

Reset FiFo

Resets the FiFo. Only for automobiles in car systems, see FiFo size and gap.

Commands

Block commands for special occupancy detectors.
See: Block commands

Assemble train

Properties

Only available when automatic mode is switched off
Opens the properties dialogue Block General.

Background...

Sets the symbol background colour with the standard "Colour dialogue" of the operating system.
For a transparent background, "Black" must be set.

Enable alternative SVG

Enables a second graphic container (if any) of the symbol. Usually used for flashing symbols.
See Alternative <g>.

Help

Opens the wiki page Blocks in the default browser.
Requires an active internet connection.

@Box

Opens the @Box dialogue.


Top line in bold shows block ID: loco ID

Reset Locomotive assignment

The locomotive is removed from the block. The block is then unoccupied.
The counterpart of the empty block is Set Locomotive assignment....

Note: This should not be used as long as the locomotive is running in automatic mode!
Rule of thumb: If the locomotive is displayed in more than one block (block colours red, yellow, blue) do not use this command. If necessary, use Soft reset locomotive auto mode or Reset locomotive auto mode.

Start Locomotive

Only active when automatic mode is switched on.
Starts the automatic mode for this loco. Same as Start in the context menu of the locomotive tab (see there).
The counterpart is Stop locomotive automat.

Half automatic

Only active when automatic mode is switched on.
Sets the locomotive to half automatic operation and starts it. Cf. Manual/Automatically operated in the context menu of the loco tab on how to switch between half automatic and automatic operation.

Virtual automatic

Only active when automatic mode is switched on.
The locomotive will run in Virtual automatic at the next start.

Stop locomotive automat

Stops the automatic mode for this loco. Same as Stop in the context menu of the locomotive tab (see there).
The counterpart is Start locomotive.

Swap logical direction

Same as Swap logical direction in the context menu of the locomotive tab (see there).

Swap block enter side

Swaps the block enterside. (Same as Swap block enterside in the context menu of the locomotive tab.)

Loc Control

Opens the Throttle for the locomotive that occupies the block.

MIC

Set destination

Opens a dialogue to assign the next destination block for the loco in automatic mode.

Home location

Starts the loco running to its Home location.

Select tour

In the submenu, the tour can be selected that the locomotive is to process immediately.

Select schedule

In the submenu, the schedule can be selected that the locomotive is to process immediately.

Shunting on/off

Switches the locomotive in the block between normal and shunting mode. In shunting mode, shunting routes are reserved for this locomotive instead of regular routes.
Shunting routes are illuminated in "blue" instead of "yellow". An example of SpDrS60 theme is instead of .
(Shunting illumination is implemented since 04.2019 only in the SpDrS60 and SLIM-COLOR themes).

Soft reset locomotive auto mode

Everything for the selected locomotive is reset except the current block and schedule.

Reset locomotive auto mode

Everything for the selected locomotive is reset.

Deactivate / Activate

Same as Deactivate / Activate in the context menu of the locomotive tab (see there).

Put out of operation / Put into operation

As described for an empty block: Put out of operation.

Reset wheel counter

As described for an empty block: Reset wheel counter.

Reset Fifo

As described for an empty block: Reset FiFo.

Commands

As described for an empty block: Commands.

Assemble train

As described for an empty block: Assemble train.

Properties

Only available when automatic mode is switched off
As described for an empty block: Properties.

Background

As described for an empty block: Background.

Enable alternative SVG

As described for an empty block: Enable alternative SVG.

Help

As described for an empty block: Help.

@Box

As described for an empty block: @Box.


Only available in mode "Edit panel"

Block with embedded Sensors

Only displayed for classic Block objects.

A classic Block object with separate Enter- and In-sensors will be converted into a block with embedded sensors.

The Sensor objects are set to position 0,0,0 and deactivated option "Show".
The conversion is only carried out if only Enter and In are defined for the Block routes.
See also: Block Embedded Sensors

block-menu-en.txt · Last modified: 2022/02/08 09:00 by besra