When importing a DIRAC project, in the data importer you can decide whether the channels should be automatically set as Masters. You can disregard this option and set master channels manually.
To manually set the master channels, you have to:
If this step is performed correctly, the channels will turn green. Numbers will also appear in the Mapped to column.
Next, one must define the channel type for each of the Master Channels. The channel type is set by right-clicking on one (or several) of them, clicking on Set Channel Type and selecting the correct type. The different types of channels are explained in the table in 8.3 Mapping channels. If DIRAC is used for the FRF tests, these channel types can already be set in the DIRAC file and imported directly into SOURCE.
Master channels’ position and direction can also be edited. The channel card can be toggled to edit mode in which channels can be edited simply by typing with the keyboard.
It is necessary that each channel is set to the right type to perform the analyses correctly. You can find the different channel types in the table in 8.3 Mapping channels.
To change the channel type you have to:
If you imported a DIRAC project in which you have already set the correct channel type, this is already correctly set up for SOURCE.
If needed, you can edit the position and direction of the channels in SOURCE.
To change position and/or direction you have to:
Virtual Points and Virtual Point channels in SOURCE
The Virtual Point information is used for creating operational consistency plots and for Direct Blocked Force TPA.
To create Virtual Points in SOURCE you have to:
Virtual Points are automatically imported from DIRAC projects.
After creating a Virtual Point in SOURCe, you must assign channels to it.
To assign channels to a Virtual Point you have to follow the next steps:
Assigning channels to the Virtual Point
When you create Master Channels from a DIRAC project, all channels are automatically assigned to their corresponding Virtual Points.