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#1: Condition Graphics synchronization

You probably know that the Condition Graphics module provides a way to display current vessel loading conditions, as a graphic illustration of the information found in STATUS reports.

But did you know that this CG display can be synchronized to automatically display the latest status when vessel conditions are changed in GHS?

The easiest way to do this is in conjunction with the Load Editor module, which allows interactive editing of tank loads, fixed weights, and ground points. Just start Load Editor using the /CG parameter on your LOAD EDIT command line, and a synchronized Condition Graphics window will appear attached to the side of the Load Editor window. Every change you make in Load Editor will be automatically reflected in the Condition Graphics picture.

You can also make use of Condition Graphics synchronization outside of Load Editor by using the /SYNC parameter on your DISPLAY STATUS command line. After making changes in GHS, you can flash the results of these changes in the synchronized Condition Graphics window by using the DISPLAY STATUS /UPDATE command. You can close the synchronized Condition Graphics window using the DISPLAY STATUS /QUIT command.

Notice that GHS updates made outside of Load Editor are not automatically sent to the synchronized Condition Graphics window until the command DISPLAY STATUS /UPDATE is given. If this were not the case, then the CG window would be continually flashing as many small changes are made in GHS. So a good way to use this feature is to write a macro that makes a series of condition changes, then ends with DISPLAY STATUS /UPDATE. When such a macro is executed, all the changes will be made together and the CG window will be updated with the latest status in a single flash.

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