Utilities Section

The Utilities section is located at the bottom of TB8 window. To minimize or maximize it, click the grey bar or the Green icon.

Utilities bar at the bottom of the Toolbox window.

The navigator is an additional tool in TB8. It has no functions of its own and is intended to make configurations in TB8 faster.

The navigator is located in the lower section of the TB8 window. The green button in the upper right corner of the navigation window minimizes and then again maximizes the window.

With the help of this tool you can directly switch to the configuration sections of Toolbox8 that are connected with the current editing window. In the Options menu on the Views tab you can select whether the navigator shows a static content or whether it follows your configuration process. (see Options menu - View tab)

In the navigator window, the sources and destinations of this output function are shown automatically (logic functions, output functions, audio sources, keys, etc.).

Navigator Tab, Example: Output Function 1.

In this output function, OF 1 MON L, you find for example the logic function LF 4 CR_LL. If you want to learn more about the logic function, in the navigator double-click on LF 4 CR_LL. Then, the destinations and sources of this logic function are shown in the navigator.

If you want to change the output function OF 1 MON L, click between the sources and destinations lists. This button always directs you to the latest selection, no matter whether this was done in the main window or in the navigator. You are now automatically directed to the editing window of the output Function OF 1 MON L.

If you have done the last modifications of the logic function and you now want to return to the output function you have just worked with, click to load the latest navigator view. Then click .

Click to go back to the contents recently viewed and forward again like in a browser window.

When searching a specific element name or keyword, you can use the search function. Enter the keyword you are searching for and press (search). With the search options Titles, Comments, Attributes & References and Selected device only, you can filter the search results. Depending on selected search options and frequency of the keyword, search can take few seconds.

Search tab

The Documentation tab allows you to add information for specific elements and to tag them. You can tag nearly every element, e.g. Logic Functions, Level Detects, Output Functions, Fader Channels.

To tag an element, select it by clicking once on it. Then go to the Documentation tab and check the matching object tags. This will also color the list entry. You can select multiple tags for an object. (See Object Tags)

Also, additional information can be provided on the Item Documentation area. This is useful especially for output functions or logic functions to make your configuration easier to understand for other users or yourself.

Documentation Tab

The Messages tab shows you current messages. When importing or opening a project file in TB8, Toolbox automatically checks the data on consistency. All IDs, links etc. are checked if they are valid and do exist. If deprecated functions or misconfigurations are detected, TB8 corrects them automatically (if possible) and notifies you here.

Go through each point and check if an element needs to be changed. You can double-click on the most of the lines to jump directly to the element.

If you have noticed the message and are done with it, you can archive it. Select To Archive check box and click .

Messages Tab

In the clipboard, you can store logic functions, potentiometers, audio sources and other sources and destinations for a quicker access during the configuration.

Drag the sources and destinations from the Logic Sources, Key Functions, Audio Sources and Potentiometer/Encoder Sources windows to the clipboard list to store them. Later on, you can insert the objects at the desired places using drag & drop. You can also drag objects of the clipboard to the navigator.

You can also add a selected function directly from the Navigator using the star symbol (Add to Clipboard) button.

By right-clicking on the clipboard a contextual menu opens. This enables you to show the currently selected entry of the clipboard in the navigator, to delete the entry or to remove all entries of the clipboard.

Clipboard Section