Px Compiler

Enhanced Graphic Editing for Compass Displays

Px Compiler is a utility program that adds enhanced graphic editing features to Alerton’s Compass software. One of the main features allows for embedding graphic displays within another graphic display. This simple, yet powerful, feature makes it possible to “nest” a display (or template) onto many other displays without relying on copy/paste.

Device Table View

Device Table View

Nesting Templates

Nesting Templates

Px Compiler

    Px Compiler is a utility program that adds enhanced graphic editing features to Alerton’s Compass software. One of the main features allows for embedding graphic displays within another graphic display. This simple, yet powerful, feature makes it possible to “nest” a display (or template) onto many other displays without relying on copy/paste. This makes the process of creating many displays (that share common elements) extremely fast and consistent. Changes to a nested display will also apply the changes to all graphics that contain the nested display. This feature when combined with other features of Px Compiler are extremely useful when creating the following:

    • Equipment “quick view” graphics
    • “floor plan” graphics
    • Navigation links (shared across many displays)
    • headers (shared across many displays)
    • footers (shared across many displays)
    • “floor plan” overview maps (shared across multiple displays)

    Variable injection is another powerful feature of Px Compiler that aids in the development of graphics. Data contained in the Compass Device Manager table can now be used directly in a graphic (at compile time, aka when the display is saved). Px Compiler also allows for viewing and editing the Compass Device Manager table directly. The Px Compiler has an import and an export feature which makes adding new devices, bulk editing, sorting, and filtering device data simple.

    How it works…

    Px Compiler works by running in the background on a PC that is also running Alerton Compass software. When the graphics (displays and templates) are edited and saved in Compass, Px Compiler will automatically “go to work” on them. Px Compiler will make the necessary changes based on special commands that may be present in the graphics file. All graphical work is done completely in the Compass IDE which makes it easy to use Px Compiler. Aside from telling Px Compiler which Alerton Rep/Job to monitor for changes, the user does not need to interact with Px Compiler in any way to utilize most graphical features.

    Free Px Compiler

    Get a free 1-year subscription to the Px Compiler if you transition any existing ddcBar or ddcToolset product to a subscription.

    User Manual

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    the Px Compiler User Manual