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Title: Export an IAS Coordination into WWB
Post by: Patrick Riley on July 29, 2016, 01:24:54 pm
I am on a show with another tech who has WWB 6. I want to know if theres a way to export my coordination so that he may import it into WWB 6
Title: Re: Export an IAS Coordination into WWB
Post by: Pete Erskine on July 29, 2016, 02:06:10 pm
I am on a show with another tech who has WWB 6. I want to know if theres a way to export my coordination so that he may import it into WWB 6

Unfortunately there is no way to do it.  I just do my coord in IAS and enter the freqs into WWB to control the rcvrs.


If someone knows of a way, please chime in.
Title: Re: Export an IAS Coordination into WWB
Post by: Ike Zimbel on July 29, 2016, 02:54:10 pm
I am on a show with another tech who has WWB 6. I want to know if there's a way to export my coordination so that he may import it into WWB 6
What Pete said. FWIW, what I often do if I have to give freq's to another tech, is just let them take a pic of the section of my IAS coord that applies to them with their phone. I have a very nice Pelican case that holds my analyzers and a printer...and I haven't taken the printer out of the case in over two years :-[
Another trick, if you're using a MacBook (I do, with Parallels) is to export the IAS list as a .pdf and then use AirDrop to get it to, in my case, my iPad.
Best,
Ike
Title: Re: Export an IAS Coordination into WWB
Post by: Andrew Outlaw on August 10, 2016, 03:02:51 pm
I am on a show with another tech who has WWB 6. I want to know if theres a way to export my coordination so that he may import it into WWB 6

So I've actually looked into this a lot, but haven't found a good way. The closest way I've found involves copy and pasting and importing in WWB6 as a custom user group or inclusion group (which may or may not work for you depending on the application), and I don't think it saves any time.

Basically you can export the zone in IAS, which will put all info for that zone in an xml file. Go to WWB6 and create a custom user group (.cug) or inclusion group (.ils) with at least one single frequency, and open both in a text editor. The IAS export has a lot of fields, but you can search for the <_FREQ> field and copy that data (each frequency will have it's own pair of <_FREQ> tags), and replace the info in the WWB documents with that frequency (It will look like this: "<f>488475</f>" for Inclusion Group and this: "<channel frequency="519400" number="1"/>" for custom user group. At that point you will have to remove the period from the frequency field for it to be read by WWB6.

Like I said, don't think that would save you any time, but that's the closest I got. I tried to find a way to automate that process but was unsuccessful. Someone better at scripting might be able to come up with something, which is mostly why I shared that. Until then we will just have to deal with typing it in manually in WWB6.
Title: Re: Export an IAS Coordination into WWB
Post by: Brad Harris on October 02, 2016, 11:46:10 pm
So I've actually looked into this a lot, but haven't found a good way. The closest way I've found involves copy and pasting and importing in WWB6 as a custom user group or inclusion group (which may or may not work for you depending on the application), and I don't think it saves any time.

Basically you can export the zone in IAS, which will put all info for that zone in an xml file. Go to WWB6 and create a custom user group (.cug) or inclusion group (.ils) with at least one single frequency, and open both in a text editor. The IAS export has a lot of fields, but you can search for the <_FREQ> field and copy that data (each frequency will have it's own pair of <_FREQ> tags), and replace the info in the WWB documents with that frequency (It will look like this: "<f>488475</f>" for Inclusion Group and this: "<channel frequency="519400" number="1"/>" for custom user group. At that point you will have to remove the period from the frequency field for it to be read by WWB6.

Like I said, don't think that would save you any time, but that's the closest I got. I tried to find a way to automate that process but was unsuccessful. Someone better at scripting might be able to come up with something, which is mostly why I shared that. Until then we will just have to deal with typing it in manually in WWB6.

I do this for most of my "locale" events. I have a pre-coordinated 120+ freq file that incorporates most of our usual vendors and our equipment in useful quantities to handle most of our requirements.

I use the Custom Groups in WWB6 for such a task.


BUT

If I was doing a coordination from scratch, and especially on site. It isn't any faster, as you have to make the lists (I haven't been able to make compatible lists outside of WWB6, like in a text editor), do more button clicks to individually load each receiver channel with the UG list,  then select which UG/C you want it to use ..... unless someone knows a way to select a whole bank of units to load all at once?


BRad