Editing Data Files From The Viewer

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As you use the Survey Location Tool to find surveys, you may want to get more information about that survey. You do this by editing the survey and viewing the original raw data. To make this process easier, the Viewer allows you to go directly to the COMPASS Editor and view or edit the specific survey. (You can also edit the survey under the mouse cursor using the Context Menu.)

 

Editing From The Viewer. After you have selected a specific survey in the Survey Location Tool, simply click-on the "Edit Survey" button at the bottom of the window. This will run the COMPASS Editor and open the survey you have selected. If you have selected a section from the Section List, the Editor will open only the file without opening a specific survey.

 

Trouble Shooting. There are two problems that you may encounter when you activate this option:

 

1. The Editor Will Not Run. You may get the following message when you try to activate this option:

 

Could Not Find and Run the Editor.

Go to the Project Manager and Set Correct Directories.

 

This message means that the Viewer was unable to find the COMPASS Editor. This can only happen if the Editor has been deleted, moved or was never installed. The easiest way to correct the problem is to reinstall COMPASS. You can also manually fix the problem by going to the Project Manager and setting the proper directory.

 

2. The Viewer Cannot Find The Data File. You may get the following message when you try to activate this option:

 

The data file (DAT) for this plot was

not in the same directory as the plot.

Check your folders and directories.

 

This message means that the Viewer was unable to find the data files associated with this plot file. Normally, all the files associated with a survey project will be found in the same Windows folder. This problem usually occurs when you have copied the plot file to another directory. It could also be that you just have the plot file and not the data files. The solution is to make sure the plot file and data files are in the same directories.