Screen on entry
When this panel is opened, if [Rod Parts] was performed before, the page tabs of [Rod Parts specification], [Guide Spacing] and [Section Specification] are all shown.
When this panel is executed for the first time for a rod, only the first page shows up without [Guide Spacing] and [Section Specification] tabs.
This screen display does not always match to the Status field on the screen. If the [Change Spec] is performed after [Rod Parts], [Change Spec] will erase the [Rod Parts] position in the Status field even though actual [Rod Parts] carries parts data. In this case, user needs to press [Generate Parts Data] or [Save if changed] button to resolve this conflicts.
When [Generate Parts Data] is pressed again, and if some of rod parts data were manually modified after auto generation, those modifications will be all gone. User needs to modify the necessary parts data again manually if necessary. To secure this, warning message will prompt you if you want to override the existing data or not. If manually entered parts data are to be unchanged, press [Save if changed] button to save the screen data in the Archive, which also resolve the Status field inconsistency.
Data on the screen
The basic rod specification can be changed on this panel except for RodID, Rod Title, Rod Length, instead of returning to [Rod Parts] panel.
Rod Parts Specification
Rod Type and Parts selection
The [Rod Type] field of rod specification tries to get the same record group by their [Rod Type] field for Top Guide, Guide, User's Guide Size Default and Grip/Reel Seat table.
If user want to design Lure rod or Boat rod, matching guide set must be defined beforehand in those table.
Automatic Selection of Top Guide
Top guide size is automatically selected by searching Top Guide attribute table by dimension number of point 0 of the rod.
Automatic Guide arrangement and selection of Guide size
Number of guides, Guide size and their arrangement are automatically defined from User's Guide Size Default table, Guide table.
Automatic Guide Spacing
By the programmed default, guide spacing is automatically made when [Generate Parts Data] button is pressed. When the change is needed, next panel of [Guide Spacing] can change the spacing as you like.
Automatic Selection of Ferrule size
From taper data and rod length, ferrule location is calculated first and Ferrule Size is automatically selected by searching Ferrule Table by the dimension of the rod point.