Display Settings Dialog
This is where you can customize the display settings, saved in the .asr files. EuroScope takes a big step forward from previous radar clients by allowing users to switch on/off individual items on the radar screen. You may want to have a clear view and switch off most navaids, but you need a given VOR or a FIX; you want to see a certain Runway or a centerline, without having to see others making the screen confusing – this is the setup dialog for you! Earlier witty .sct file creators used the SID/STAR settings to add adjustable little practical details to the screen – now with EuroScope, there’s no need for that anymore!
Open the Display Settings Dialog by clicking on the upper toolbar on
OTHER SETTINGS > Display Settings …
or directly by clicking on the (Altitude filter/Display settings) icon.
- Show squawk A+C aircrafts – Display or hide targets with squawk mode Charlie
- Show squawk STBY aircrafts – Display or hide targets with transponder set to standby
- Number of history dots – Specify the number of history dots in the trails of the radar target.
- Do not display aircrafts below [ ] ft – Filters all targets below the given altitude in feets (a value of 0 means filter is OFF)
- Do not display aircrafts above [ ] ft – Filters all targets above the given altitude in feets (a value of 0 means filter is OFF)
- Leader line [ ] [MINUTES/MILES/KILOMETERS] – Set leader line to predict aircraft’s position in given minutes or nautical miles. Minutes or NM can take up values between 1-10.
- Show leader lines – Using this setting, you can diable the leader lines.
- Show leader along the route – Using this setting, the leader line follows the route of the aircraft.
- Tag family – Select presaved TAG settings from the list. Default TAG is the one used in the Matias system at Budapest ACC/APP
- Simulation mode – Here you can specify the used radar mode for the current ASR.
- Radar mode – For details on Professional mode, refer to the [[Professional Radar Simulation]] page. If the correlation mode in the [[General Settings]] dialog is set to Easy EuroScope mode then it looks like the old Easy Radar mode.
- Professional ground with S-mode radar – Ground mode with S-mode surface radar coverage.
- Professional ground without radar – Ground mode without radar identification of the aircraft.
- Disable panning – You can disable panning to prevent accidental changes to the screen display.
- Disable zooming – You can disable zooming to prevent accidental changes to the screen display.
- Check boxes – Now this is a real novelty of EuroScope: by ticking, you can not only switch all VORs, NDBs, etc.s on/off, but by going into the tree, you can switch on/off practically all individual items on the radar screen! (Data of course should previously have to be set up in the .sct and .ese files)
The hierarchy tree
Using this hierarchy tree it is quite easy to switch items on/off in groups. Clicking on the VOR check box all the items below this one follow its state and will be switched on or off accordingly. That is quite straightforward. On the other hand sometimes there is a need to change the settings on items grouped by their type. E.g. it is quite common that you would like to see all VOR’s symbol and name but not the frequency. With this hierarchy you should click every frequency member one by one that is really boring. To speed up settings like this EuroScope offers the doubleclick function. First select the item you would like to change (e.g. VOR’s frequency), then set the state to the desired at one item. Then make a doubleclick on that item and at once all items with the same name and level will follow it.
It still can take time to create your finest working environment, but as a help, EuroScope can remember your settings in the .asr files that can be saved and loaded.
- VORs – switch ON/OFF each symbol/name/frequency
- NDBs – switch ON/OFF each symbol/name/frequency
- Airports – switch ON/OFF each symbol/name
- Runways – switch ON/OFF the following items: centerline (=the runway)/name/extended centerline 1 (1st direction extended centerline)/…left or right clicks (ticks every 1 nm on extended centerline between 5-20 nm)/…vectoring (draws a 30 degrees interception track for a 10 nm final)/…base (draws a base leg track line leading to the interception tracks)
- Fixes – switch ON/OFF each symbol/name
- Stars – switch ON/OFF individual Stars (or elements of the STARs section)
- Sids – switch ON/OFF individual Sids (elements of the SIDs section)
- Low airways – switch ON/OFF each airway line/name
- High airways – switch ON/OFF each airway line/name
- ARTCC high boundary – switch ON/OFF sections of high sector boundary
- ARTCC boundary – switch ON/OFF sections of sector boundary
- ARTCC low boundary – switch ON/OFF sections of low sector boundary
- Geo – switch ON/OFF Geo data (coastlines, rivers, lakes, other lines of under the Geo section)
- Free text – switch ON/OFF free text label items (NEW in EuroScope: text labels can be programmed on the radar screen, e.g. for min. sector altitudes or taxiway names
- Sector – switch ON/OFF SECTORLINEs and SECTORs included in the ese file. This feature is useful only for those who develop an ese file, but has no real meaning for the normal user.
- Regions – switch ON/OFF regions
- Ground Network – switch ON/OFF ground network elements included in the ese file. This feature is useful only for those who develop an ese file, but has nor real meaning for the normal user.
In addition to allowing to switching the items ON/OFF, EuroScope also allows different attributes of each symbol (color, font size, line width, line type, etc.) that users can set up – this will be shown in details in the [[Symbology Settings]] section.