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PEN Release Notes
1 PEN 2.4
1.1 UPDATE 2.4.3
1.2 BETA 2.4.2
1.3 RELEASE 2.4.1
1.4 RELEASE CANDIDATE 2.4.0
2 PEN 2.3
2.1 END OF LIFE
2.2 UPDATE 2.3.7
2.3 UPDATE 2.3.5
2.4 UPDATE 2.3.4
PEN Quick Start - Launch Options
You have two options for launching the PEN tool. Your first option is to download the tool and run it on your local computer. Your second option is to launch the PEN tool within...
PEN Quick Start - Checksumming Files
For files that exist both locally and in the Project Warehouse (black files), the checksum is what the PEN tool uses to determine whether or not the file in your local...
PEN Quick Start - Preferences
Editing the PEN Tool Preferences
This tutorial will be written after the next release, which includes significant changes to the Preferences dialog box.
PEN Quick Start - Connecting a Local Directory to a Project
Connecting a Local-only Directory to a Project
PEN Quick Start - Exiting PEN
You have several options for exiting the PEN tool. The state of the tool (i.e., user logged in, project open, etc.) upon relaunch will depend on the state of the tool at the time of...
PEN Quick Start - Logging Out of PEN
Logging Out of PEN
You can log out of PEN without closing the PEN tool. This allows you to change users without stopping and restarting the application. If you exit the PEN tool without logging...
PEN Quick Start - Closing a Project
Disconnecting from a Project
You can disconnect from a project without logging out of or closing the PEN tool. If you close the PEN tool without disconnecting from your project, PEN will...
PEN Quick Start - Opening Objects and Files Locally
Opening Objects and Files Locally
PEN allows you to open files and objects that exist locally. If you open an object, directory, or sub-directory, it will open in a file browser window. If you...
PEN Quick Start - Viewing Objects/Files in the Project Warehouse
Viewing Objects and Files in the Project Warehouse
When you select an object or file in the left panel, a “View in Warehouse” link will be shown in the right panel. This link will...
PEN Quick Start - Ignore
The PEN tool lets you ignore files and objects. Ignored files/objects they
PEN Quick Start - Copying and Pasting Files and Objects
Copying and Pasting Objects and Files
In PEN you can copy and paste both files and objects.
Copying and pasting files
PEN Quick Start - Making Asynchronous Changes
Making Asynchronous Changes
Asynchronous changes are changes made to the local PEN directory outside of the PEN tool. You can edit your local PEN directory outside of the PEN tool through your...
PEN Quick Start - Expand All / Collapse All
Expand All / Collapse All
Objects (i.e., experiments, trials, simulations, hybrid simulations, etc.) in the Project Warehouse may have numerous nested sub-directories, folders, and files. The...
PEN Quick Start - Adding Default Directories
Adding Default Directories
When an object (i.e., experiment, trial, repetition, simulation, run, hybrid simulation, coordinator substructure, etc.) gets created, there are certain default...
PEN Quick Start - Refreshing the Project View
Refreshing the Project View
PEN Quick Start - Deleting Objects
Deleting Objects from the Project Warehouse
In order to delete an object from the Project Warehouse via PEN, you must first delete all of the files in that object.
To delete an object, select...
PEN Quick Start - Editing Materials
Materials are a special type of object. Unlike other objects where you can only edit the basic information, you can specify all of the material information.
To edit the...
PEN Quick Start - Editing Object Information
Editing Object Information
PEN Quick Start - Duplicating Objects
Duplicating Objects in PEN
PEN allows you to duplicate objects so if you have created an Experiment, Trial, Repetition, etc. and you need several more of these objects, instead of creating new...