The tree view is a window where you can see event structures in the form of a tree structure (like a family tree). The tree view is mainly used to group events and edit event structures in a clear and visual way.
For a definition of events concepts, see the Concepts section of the chapter on events.
An event group turns separate events into one whole. In turn, you can group several event groups into other event groups. That way, you can turn event groups into extensive constructions: event structures. This is handy for structuring larger events.
Grouping events has several advantages:
- You can enter event details on different levels:
- Fill out the shared details on the event group (e.g. the ‘Shakespeare Festival’) or production (e.g. all performances in the ‘Hamlet Production’ series).
- Fill out specific details on the event level (e.g. that single ‘Hamlet’ performance).
- You can use the structure to award resources or schedules to all underlying events in one go, for instance to all performances in the ‘Hamlet Production’ series.
- You can create summaries and reports of the total event group, for instance a report of all the ‘Shakespeare Festival’ schedules.