The tree view can be opened hovering over the event in the event calendar and then clicking on the tree icon. The tree view contains the entire event structure that this event belongs to.
To open multiple event structures, you select the different events in the calendar (see Selecting events) then you click on the tree icon.
You can also open the tree view via the navigation menu (“Events” > “Tree View”). The tree view opens with the trees of all the events that were selected in the calendar. If no events were selected in the calendar then you open the tree view with an empty canvas.
Once the tree view is opened you can create and compose new events and event groups. You can also add existing event structures to the canvas by searching for an event (or event group) in the search field at the bottom.
The search field searches for events and event groups of maximum one year old, counting from today or from the current working date if this is earlier.
The search field has a filter with the options ‘in my locations’ and ‘in all locations’. If the filter is set to ‘in all locations’, you will see all events and event groups. But if the filter is set to ‘in my locations’, you will only be shown the events and event groups that take place in the locations that are visible in your current event calendar view. All other events will not be displayed in the suggestion list of the search field.
When opening the tree view, the entire event structure is displayed with all events and event groups visible. However, this will quickly become a cluttered event structure with lots of events and it will not fit on the screen. Therefore, ‘large trees’ will automatically be summarized. For a series of events with the same name, only the first and last event will appear; in between you’ll see a button that mentions how many events are hidden. Hidden events will be displayed when you click on this button.
You can make a tree more compact via the action “Summarize” in the context menu (the menu that is opened by right-clicking). Please note that selected events will remain visible when summarizing. If you perform the action “Summarize” on the top event group, the tree will be as compact as possible.
Event groups can also be expanded or collapsed by clicking on the arrow to the left of the group name.
Every tree that is larger than the window can be scrolled vertically. When scrolling, events at the top and the bottom disappear from the screen. Event groups will remain visible at the top for as long as possible. They ‘stick’ to the top until no more events from their branch of the tree are visible. That way you continue to see the context of the visible events while scrolling. Please note that selected events also ‘stick’ to the top when scrolling (they don’t disappear from view).
Other Tree Views§
A tree structure of the event groups is also displayed in other places, but in those views you can only set productions.
- A tree structure is also displayed in the event popover. You open this popover by hovering over an event in the event calendar and then hovering over the magnifying glass icon that appears.
- A tree structure is also displayed in the event inspector at the left. You open the event inspector by hovering over an event in the event calendar and then clicking on the magnifying glass icon that appears. You can also open this inspector by double-clicking in the empty space of the event cell in the event calendar.
Productions are indicated in tree structures and in the tree view with a blue production icon next to their name (a blue circle with the letter P).