How to Create a Position Preset

Position Presets allow the user to create presets that can be embedded into sequence buttons. This allows for quicker programming once the presets have been set up. The actual preset gets embedded into the sequence, so any changes to the Preset will affect all sequence buttons using that preset.

Let go thought the steps of creating a position preset, and use a real world example to show its benefits.

First select the fixtures for the preset to be created from the Fixture window.

Next go to the Palettes window and press the Joystick Tab.

Now move each dot, that represent each fixture selected. The joystick allows the movement of all selected fixtures at once or one at a time. To move all the fixtures together, just right click on the back joystick area away from any dot. To move each fixture independently move the mouse over each dot, the fixture name will appear on the bottom, then move that dot, to the desired position. Repeat that process for all selected fixtures to place them in the positions needed.

Once the positions are set up, press the 'Create Position Preset' Button on the joystick Tab. The Create Preset Dialog Will Appear, and the Fader tab will become visible on the Palette Window.

On the 'Create Preset form Current Look', Window, the pan, tilt, panfine, tiltfine boxes will be checked. This will save only those channels of the selected fixture into the preset. At this point other channels can also be included into the preset, but because we are create a position preset only we leave only the checked boxes.

Next, under the preset Filename enter the name of the position preset, the name should give a hint to what the preset contains, for example 'DJ Booth Center'. Make sure to select the Save data for Only Selected Fixtures and press the Create Preset Button. The preset will now appear on the position preset tab.

The preset can now be included into any sequence by simply selecting the desired fixtures and pressing the preset. If the preset changes, for example we edit the preset and move one of the fixtures, all sequences using this preset will automatically change.

To view the presets used in any button right click on the Sequence Button and select 'Show Preset Data'. A window will appear showing the list if presets included in the sequence. A embedded preset can be deleted by selecting the row of the preset, and then pressing the delete key.