Issue Edit Window

This document describes use of the Issue Edit Window. It assumes that you are already familiar with issues in general. If not, we suggest you read the Issues Overview.

The Issue Edit Window displays the information about a single issue. It can be invoked in four ways:


Figure 1: Issue Edit Window

Basic Issue Information

We'll discuss the button across the top of the window below. First lets go through the information kept about an issue.

Created By -  This identifies the person who started the issue. In most cases it is set to the User ID defined in the User ID Window and can be changed manually. But in a planroom collaboration environment, it is set to the planroom used name and can't be changed.

Status -  The status of an issue can be Open, Resolved or Critical.

Posted -  This is blank until the issue is posted. Then it is set to the date and time the issue was posted.

Title -  The title should be a brief description of the issue. It is displayed in the Issue List.

Notes -  The large input area is for notes. This multi-line edit field should be used to describe the details of the issue.

Assignments -  The drawing, measurement and annotations assigned to the issue (if any) are displayed as links to the right of the notes area. You can click on these links to display and select the assigned object. Measurements and annotations can be assigned to an issue by dragging and dropping them from the Main Window to the Issue Edit Window. The drawing currently displayed in the main window can be assigned to the issue by pressing the "Assign Drawing" button. To remove an assignment, right-click on the link and select "Delete assignment" from the context menu.

Issue Buttons

Save -  Press this button to save any changes for an existing issue or to add a new issue.

Cancel -  Press this button to close the Issue Edit Window without saving changes or creating a new issue.

Audit -  Check this box to review the annotations and measurements assigned to an issue. When this is checked, the main window will only display measurements and annotations assigned to the issue. All others will be hidden.

Assign Drawing -  Press this button to assign the drawing currently displayed in the main window to the issue.

Add Activity -  Press this button to add an activity to a posted issue.

Using Activities

In a single user environment, there's no need for posting, activities and other advanced issue features. But when several people are involved, more control may be necessary. First lets consider a group of people working on a project via a common server.

One user creates an issue. He wishes to differentiate his original issue from comments that others may make about the issue. To do this, he "posts" the issue by saving it. This freezes the original information. Others can add more information by Adding an "Activity" to the issue. Activities work like comments in an internet blog or discussion thread.


Figure 2: Issue with Added Activity

The activity is added by pressing the "Add Activity" button as described above. The activity is added to the end of the issues. (There can be multiple activities for an issue.) The Activity has most of the same fields as the original issue.

Created By -  This identifies the person who created the activity. It works just like the issue's "Created By" field.

Posted -  This is blank until the activity is posted. Then it is set to the date and time the activity was posted.

Notes -  The large input area is for notes. This multi-line edit field should be used to describe the details of the activity.

Assignments -  The drawing, measurement and annotations assigned to the activity (if any) are displayed as links to the right of the notes area. They work just like the issue assignments.