The Gate View object is an interactive legend of all the gates in your layout. As an object, the Gate View will be printed and displayed like any other object. For additional object properties, see Formatting Options Shared by All Objects. Additionally, when formatting the Gate View (right click>Format), Gate Navigator Options are available so you may view plot navigator items or show Data Specific Gates directly in the gate view much as these objects are displayed in the Gate Navigator. The Gate Navigator may also be used to edit gate information but the Gate Navigator will not be treated as an object and cannot be printed or exported.
To insert a Gate View, select the Insert tab→General→Gate View command.
Many of the actions can be performed directly from the Gate View as follows:
|•||To delete a gate from the entire layout, select the gate in the Gate View and press the Delete key.|
|•||To rename a gate, double click the gate in the Gate View and type in the new gate name in the Name field and press Enter.|
|•||To edit all of the gate properties, double-click on the gate in the Gate View to bring up the Edit Gate dialog (Figure 5.157). From the dialog you can change the gate Name, add a Comment, change the Description, change the Color*, Emphasize the gated events on plots, Include or Exclude the events inside the gates shape, and, if applicable, break the link to a quadrant or gate. If you check Alt+Click required to select this gate, then clicking on the gate will not select the gate unless the Alt key is being held. This will prevent accidental changing of the gate vertices.|
|▪||Additionally, the ability to edit the gate is controlled through the Allow Gate Edit section.|
|•||Selecting the True radio button allows edits to the gate.|
|•||Selecting the False radio button prevents edits to the gate.|
|•||Selecting the Custom radio button allows the user to define a value or condition based on a token or custom token that must be met in order to edit the gate.|
|•||To rearrange the hierarchy of the gates, drag and drop the gates within the Gate View. For example, to make a gate a child gate of another gate, drag the child gate onto the parent gate. Also note that a gate may be placed in a specific position in the hierarchy at the time of creation using the Parent Gate drop down.|
|•||To gate a plot on a gate, drag the gate from the Gate View onto that plot.|
|•||The actions above may also be completed through the Gate Navigator.|
Figure 5.158 Edit Gate Dialog
* Note: If Gate Color has been changed, text color within the Gate Text Box will no longer match. To recreate this text with the current Gate Color, right-click on the plot and select Recreate Gate Text Boxes from the pop-up menu.