See also the Rocview Toolbar.
Menus of Rocview: 1)
* Note: The menus in Rocview have been supplemented with a "Show menu help" link to this wiki page.
If the Rocview is not connected to a server or it should be connected to a different one it can be setup with this dialog.
Disconnect from the Rocrail server to be able to edit locally offline.
Modify Rocview settings explained in chapter Configuration.
This menu item is in the Rocview menu under Mac OS X.
Most settings are explained in chapter Rocrail configuration.
Note: This option is only available if Rocview is currently connected to a Rocrail server.
Opens a Sub menu to chose the User Trace level of the Rocrail server.
Opens the Demo Workspace, saved with the installation.
Opens a Rocrail Workspace
The last 10 Workspaces are listed for activation.
Exporting and importing Workspaces can be used as a copy for a new computer, or as backup.
Export the current active Workspace with all its sub-directories.
The backup directory is excluded.
A file selection dialog opens in which the target directory must be selected and, if necessary, newly created.
Note: The directory of the new workspace has to exist.
Import a Workspace and open it.
A file selection dialog opens in which the directory of the to be imported workspace can be selected.
To create or open a track plan, respectively.
See: Create / modify a Track plan
Note: These options are only available if Rocview runs offline, i.e. is not connected to a Rocrail server.
Saves the current track plan.
Tip: The track plan is automatically saved if Rocview and Rocrail are quit.
Saves the current track plan under a different name.
Note: If the plan is saved under name different from the current one the path to the file has to be adjusted manually in the rocrail.ini or from the Rocrail properties menu and the server has to be restarted.
The level active / visible in the track plan can be saved as an XML file (level name.xml). A file dialog opens in which the suggested name and the location can be changed.
Note: Level names should not contain characters that interfere with path names, like "/", ".", etc.
A file dialog opens for selecting an XML Plan file to import a level.
Note: In order to prevent multiple layers from being mixed in the target plan, import files must not contain a complete track plan, but only one level.
For the import of multiple layers, they must be stored individually in separate files.
1. Open the track plan containing the desired level(s) in Rocrail.
2. Select the required level by clicking the corresponding tab.
3. Save level as XML with Save level as ... . (E.g., level name.xml)
4. Create a new level for each level to be imported in the target plan. See: Add track panel
5. Select a (still free) destination level and then insert the desired level file with Import level... in it.
|Please consider the environment before printing.|
Print the selected level or Modular Plan.
Starting with 2.1.1714 Landscape orientation is pre-selected.
Routing the current track plan.
|The current plan on the server will not be saved after an upload to make it possible to update it.|
The Rocrail server saves the received file with the name specified in the plan file in its local work directory.
The new plan will be used after it is changed in the General Tab and the server is restarted.
This option should be used by advanced users only!
This option is only available if Rocview is currently connected to a Rocrail server.
A CSV listing is generated of all objects, excl. locomotives and cars, to get an overview of which decoders and addresses are used.
The default application will be opened. (LibreOffice, MS-Office, Numbers, …)
The generated list is not sorted; This can be done in the default CSV application.
Exits Rocview and subsequently the Rocrail server.
The Undo Dialog is only available if there are deleted objects in edit mode.
The Find and replace Dialog is available so common attributes, dialog fields, can be changed with one click.
Flips Auto mode on/off.
With the home action all locomotives with a Home location set, and which are not already at the home location, will get a command to run to the home location.
The Finder will be used to find a path to the Home location.
Start all locomotives available, or depending of the Start all filter, in the table.
In auto mode available.
Start all locomotives stopped in a previous session.
In auto mode available.
Note: This option is only available if the locs are stopped with this function: Stop all locs
Allow with a mouse click to flip the sensor state.
This is default but can be disabled to avoid accidents by an unwanted click in automatic mode.
Enable or disable processing actions and XmlScript.
|Global Automatic Reset.|
Before using a reset command all locs should be stopped with Stop all locs command.
All active objects will get a (soft) reset signal, and current block reservations will be preserved.
In auto mode available.
All active objects will get a (hard) reset signal; block reservations will be reset too!
In auto mode available.
This is the default mode enabling to operate objects of the plan like switches, signals and so on.
In this mode, the track plan cannot be modified.
The edit mode enables editing the current track plan.
This will also activate the Add item dialog.
| In this mode some mouse and keyboard actions are differently mapped as in Operate mode to be able to edit the plan.
Also some context menus are different in this mode.
Opens the "Add item" dialog for adding new symbols to the track plan by Drag&Drop.
Adds a new track panel with a title and the wanted level.
This function is only provided in the context menu of the track plan.
Only the current showed track plan level will removed after a validation.
Displays the properties (name and track plan level) of the current track plan.
Open the Plan tree dialog.
Enable/Disable controller communication. Supported libraries: (so far)
This will issue an Emergency Break command and switch auto mode off.
If a Command Station does not support Emergency Break it will be translated into a Power Off command.
In combination with server option Force unlock at Ebreak this could lead to chaos.
To make sure all switches and signals have the right position this command flips them all twice.
All defined signals will be sent a command with the last known state, or 'RED' If no state is available.
See also: Command Line Options and Console Mode
With "init field" the following counters are reset:
Request the status of all sensors.
Supported Command Stations:
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In cases of accidents or if while the execution the track voltage was switched off, it may be possible that not all of the commands for reserving routes are complete executed.
If necessary - e.g. after restoration of operability - the commands of already reserved routes can be repeated with this function.
For fully automatically shutdown and power off the complete system.
After selecting this menu item a password is asked for powering of the system which only sudoers and administrators are allowed to do.
If no password is provided the power off is skipped, and the clients are not informed.
After the Rocrail server got this EoD command the following steps will be taken:
Some Command Stations accept Short IDs for use with throttles.
With MBUS and the ECoS all the locomotive information is downloaded from the command station to Rocrail. Select the option again and the Discover session is terminated.
Shows a resizable Fast Clock.
The menu lists the last ten bookmarks as ID and tab name.
The first menu item opens the dialog edit bookmarks .
Deletes all messages displayed in the areas Server and Controller.
To select the desired language of the user interface. After reselection, a dialog prompts to restart Rocview.
The zoom value is set automatically for all objects of the choosen Track plan level.
Opens the Zoom dialog:
A slider movement or the buttons , ,  act directly or after entry in the Combo box.
If the slider has the input focus, the mouse wheel or cursor keys can also be used. (Windows & Linux)
See Track plan below.
Activates Loco Widgets.
Shows/hides the window areas with Server and Controller messages.
Disable this option to save resources.
When this option is set the sorting is based on the decoder address instead of the identifier "#__".
Select the visible loco types.
Show the object IDs in the layout.
Set switch background to light red in case it is locked.
See Switch Wiring
Set switch background to red in case it is pending.
See Switch Wiring
Opens the dialog Toolbar configuration to choose the symbols in the toolbar.
Activates full screen mode.
Note: On Mac OSX the menu is no longer reachable; Use CMD+U to switch back to normal screen mode.
To change the background color of the track plan temporarily. After a reboot, the original color is restored.
Tip: To permanently change the color of the track plan the context menu of the track plan panel can be used.
Only available in case of Multi Window view and operating system Windows.
The folllowing menu items are only available with Docking (AUI) view.
Zoom and rotation can be saved for the track plan levels.
An Input dialog for the name of the perspective opens.
Saved perspectives are offered for selection in the submenu.
default = The perspective used while closing the previous Rocview session; is automatically loaded at Rocview startup.
Export or Import of perspectives in or from external xml files.
This option is default activated.
Deactivating hides the title bar of the track-plan windows, e.g. To arrange modules vertically seamlessly.
The feature is not supported by all OS.
Launches the standard browser and opens Rocrail's online manual (this wiki). An active internet connection is required.
Launches the standard browser and opens Rocrail's user forum. An active internet connection is required.
Launches the standard browser and opens a website containing Rocrail's translations. Requires an active internet connection and a separate subscription.
Opens the Support dialog , which also shows the validity period of the support key.
Create all needed documents for reporting a problem. See: Create an Issue.
The Info dialog with Revision information of Rocview and the connected server.
To enable menu icons install the "dconf-tools":
sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
Call dconf with the following parameters:
dconf write /org/gnome/desktop/interface/menus-have-icons true
|Tested with Ubuntu 12.04 and 13.10.|