In Phaedra, a Saved Perspective is a snapshot of the workbench layout: it defines a set of open views, including the size and positions of those views. In addition to the view positions, a Saved Perspective also includes:
- The Active Feature (as shown in the Feature Selector view)
- The settings of each view. E.g. for a scatter plot, this includes the features on the X and Y axes, colors, point sizes, etc.
Note: for an introduction to views, take a look at the Application Tour.
You can save a perspective for easy reuse: at any time, you can open a Saved Perspective and the workbench will be adjusted to show the layout as it was when you saved the perspective.
Saving a Perspective
To save a perspective, right-click on the Perspectives item in the Navigator view and select Save As New…
Enter a name for the Saved Perspective, and click OK.
When the perspective has been saved, it will appear in the Navigator under the Perspectives item.
Opening a Saved Perspective
To open a Saved Perspective, locate it in the Navigator, right-click it, and select Open. Alternatively, double-click on the perspective to open it immediately.
Modifying a Saved Perspective
An existing Saved Perspective can be modified in several ways:
After a Saved Perspective has been opened, you can update it by making changes to the workbench, then right-clicking the perspective in the Navigator and selecting Update. Note that this will overwrite the current state of the Saved Perspective.
To rename a Saved Perspective, right-click it in the Navigator and select Settings…
To delete a Saved Perspective permanently, right-click it in the Navigator and select Delete.