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PEN Release Notes
1 PEN 2.4
1.1 UPDATE 2.4.4
1.2 UPDATE 2.4.3
1.3 BETA 2.4.2
1.4 RELEASE 2.4.1
1.5 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
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 - Preferences
Editing the PEN Tool Preferences
The PEN tool allows you to edit certain preferences that affect how the tool behaves in certain situations. The preferences settings can be accessed using the...
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 Guide
1 PEN Quick Start Guide
1.1.1 About the PEN Tool
1.1.2 Release Notes
1.1.3 Reporting Issues
1.1.4 Requests for New Functionality
1.1.5 Requests for Changes to...
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...
PEN Quick Start - Opening a Project
Opening a Project
This tutorial will walk you through the steps required to open your project using the PEN tool. Once you have opened your project and connected it to a local directory, you...
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
Closing a Project
You can close a project without logging out of or closing the PEN tool. If you close the PEN tool without closing your project, PEN will automatically reopen that project the...
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 - Copying and Pasting Files and Objects
Copying and Pasting Files and Objects
In PEN you can copy and paste both files and objects (i.e., experiments, trials, repetitions, simulations, hybrid simulations, etc.).
Copying and pasting...
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
When you select an object in the left panel an “Info” tab will be displayed in the right panel. Possible fields that may appear in the “Info”...
PEN Quick Start - Creating New Objects
Creating New Objects
You can create new objects (i.e., experiments, trials, repetitions, simulations, hybrid simulations, etc.) using the PEN tool. When objects are created, they are created at...
PEN Quick Start - Uploading Objects in PEN
Uploading Objects in PEN
Newly created objects are created locally and must be uploaded before they can be viewed in the Project Warehouse.
Objects may contain multiple...
PEN Quick Start - Deleting Files
You can delete files that exist locally (blue files), files that exist in the Project Warehouse (grey files), and files that exist both locally and in the Project Warehouse...
PEN Quick Start - Creating Filmstrip Photos
Creating Filmstrip Photos
Filmstrip photos are the photos that appear at the top of the experiment page.
Any photo file uploaded to a “Photos” directory can be tagged as a...
PEN Quick Start - Associating Data Files with inDEED
Associating Data Files with inDEED
When you upload an inDEED mapping (*.ind file) into the NEES Project Warehouse, you need to flag your data file as an inDEED file so that the Project...