Use the Scheme Editor to create or modify the contents of a scheme. To open the Scheme Editor:
Click the Home | Display | Scheme Editor command.
Select an object that uses a scheme. In the Property Manager, click in the scheme selection field and click the button.
The Scheme Editor is divided into two sections. On the left is a hierarchical menu with all scheme types, schemes, and items in schemes. On the right are the properties for the selected scheme item.
The Scheme Editor allows users to create, load, modify, and save a scheme.
The Scheme Editor schemes list is displayed on the left side of the dialog. It contains a list of all of the schemes loaded into the current project.
Each scheme type is indicated by the folder icon. To expand a scheme type section, click the , or select the scheme type name and press the RIGHT ARROW or + key on the keyboard. To collapse a scheme type, click the , or select the scheme type name and press the LEFT ARROW or - key on the keyboard.
Each scheme has an icon indicating the type of scheme, either keyword, lithology keyword, indent keyword, range, or well construction. Click the to expand a scheme and see the scheme items. Click the to collapse the scheme.
Scheme items are the individual parts of a scheme. In the Cross Section Scheme above, there are six scheme items. Each represents a range of lithology type values. The Surficial Deposits and/or Gubik Formation scheme item is selected, as indicated by the blue highlight surrounding the item name. When a scheme item is selected on the left side of the Scheme Editor, the properties for that item are displayed in the right side.
There is no limit to the number of items a scheme can have.
The properties for a selected scheme item are displayed on the right side of the Scheme Editor.
The properties are displayed on the right side of the Scheme Editor.
The available properties vary depending upon the scheme type being edited. Many scheme items have line, fill, symbol, font, and contact line properties. Additionally, schemes have specific scheme type options: Keyword, Lithology Keyword, Indent Keyword, Range, and Well Item properties. Use the additional scheme item properties to rename the scheme item or define the range for that item.
The buttons at the bottom of the scheme editor provide additional tools for the user when editing schemes and scheme items.
To create a new scheme, click the button. The New Scheme dialog opens, where you define scheme properties such as the type of scheme and the number of scheme items. New schemes created in this way can be based on column data by selecting Base Scheme on Column Data. This ensures that the data matches the text in the selected table view.
Click the button to open a Strater Scheme .SCH File. Scheme files are created by saving an existing scheme. Several sample schemes are saved in the Strater Samples directory, which is located at C:\Program Files\Golden Software\Strater 5\Samples, by default. Several sample scheme files are located in the Samples directory and can be opened into any project. Once a scheme is opened, it appears in the appropriate scheme type section.
To reuse schemes with other projects or to share schemes with colleagues, save the scheme. Click on the scheme name and click the button. The Scheme Files dialog appears. Type a File name and click Save. The scheme is saved as a Strater Scheme .SCH File. The .SCH file can then be used with any other Strater project by selecting the .SCH file after clicking the button at the bottom of the Scheme Editor.
If the button is not available, a scheme name is not selected.
Click the button to convert a lithology keyword scheme to a keyword scheme or a keyword scheme to a lithology keyword scheme. This button is only available when a lithology keyword or keyword scheme is selected. Highlight the scheme to convert and click the button. This is useful if you wish to reuse schemes for different log types without the necessity of recreating complex schemes.
For example, if you created a zone bar log, a keyword scheme is created. You can design the keyword scheme exactly how you want it to appear. To use the same scheme item names and properties with a lithology log,
Click on the keyword scheme to select it.
Click the button to copy the keyword scheme. A duplicate keyword scheme is created.
With the duplicate scheme selected, click the button.
The duplicate scheme is converted to a lithology keyword scheme and moved under the Lithology Keyword scheme type list. The lithology keyword scheme is created with the same properties as the keyword scheme.
If the button is not available, a keyword or lithology keyword scheme is not selected. Click on the appropriate keyword or lithology keyword scheme name to convert the scheme.
You can copy a scheme by selecting a scheme name and clicking the button. A duplicate of the scheme appears in the scheme type list. You can edit the copy of the scheme, including the scheme name and scheme item properties.
If the button is not available, a scheme is not currently selected.
Scheme items can be copied by clicking on the scheme item and clicking the button. A new scheme item with the name New Item will appear. All of the properties from the original scheme item are copied. Edit the new item properties on the right side of the scheme editor.
To create a new scheme item in a scheme, select the scheme name or an existing item within the scheme and click the button. The item will appear labeled as New Item. Edit the new item properties on the right side of the scheme editor.
To delete a scheme, select the scheme name and click the button or press DELETE on the keyboard. If the button is not available a scheme or scheme item is not currently selected.
To delete an item in a scheme, click on the scheme item to be deleted and click the button or press DELETE on the keyboard. If the button is not available a scheme or scheme item is not currently selected.
To order scheme items automatically, click on any scheme item in the scheme. Clicking the button to order the scheme items in ascending order or click the button to order the scheme items in descending order. Refer to the Sort page for information on the order that is used for sorting.
To manually order scheme items, click on the scheme item name. Hold down the left mouse button and drag the scheme item to the desired position. The cursor changes to if the object can be moved to the position. The cursor changes to if the scheme item cannot be moved to the position. Scheme items can be dragged anywhere in the existing scheme or to another scheme of the same scheme type.
After making any edits to a scheme, click the Apply button to apply the changes to the current view window. Click OK to make the change in the view window and close the Scheme Editor. Click Cancel to return to the view window without making the change.
Click OK to close the Scheme Editor. Click the Home | Undo | Undo command to undo all changes that were made in the Scheme Editor from the time the Apply button was last clicked until the OK button was clicked. If the Apply button was clicked multiple times, you may need to click Home | Undo | Undo multiple times to undo all of the changes that were made in the Scheme Editor.
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