This dialog is used to read a new VDAFS input file or to save VDAFS data together with generated macro elements to a binary file or to load a binary file into memory. VDAFS input files must have the extension “.vda” and binary files must have the extension “.vd”.
Following dialog shows the available options:
Read / Write VDAFS-ASCII file
File title: Clicking this button, a file selection box pops up where the title of the input file is to be selected. After selecting an input file, the number of different types of VDAFS elements in the file is determined and shown in the dialog.
Number and types of VDAFS elements in the file: If not all different element types of the file are to be read, the types to be read must be selected.
Read VDAFS type: Clicking this button, only the marked types of VDAFS elements are read.
Read all types: Clicking this button, all types and elements of the input file are read.
Write VDAFS file: Clicking this button, a new VDAFS-ASCII file is created. The file title must be given in a file selection box. Only VDAFS elements that are contained in the active VDAFS selection (see dialog “Select / Remove”) are written to the output file.
Number of read elements: Clicking this button, the number of elements of the different VDAFS types in memory is listed in the protocol window.
Write / Load binary file
Change file title: Clicking this button, a file selection box pops up where the title of the new binary file must be given, the extension “.vd” is added automatically.
Save: Clicking this button, the actually VDAFS data in memory, together with nodes and macro elements assigned to SURF elements, are written to the given file.
Load: Using this button, a binary VDAFS file is loaded into memory, all existing data in memory is removed before.
Clicking this button, all data in memory is removed.