Understanding application icons

What do all these application icons mean?

Settings/options

This will open the ‘Options’ menu screen, where you can manage your reloading components and firearms. Add rifles, scopes, bullets, add and document cases prep, powders, primers, etc.

Clone

Icon appears next to records that support the clone (a smarter version of simple copy) feature. Clone will copy entire groups of records. For example, you can clone a rifle and all of its associated data; or you can clone an entire cartridge development group that contains multiple cartridge batches. The clone feature makes it possible for users to create ‘generic’ rifle or cartridge development form to use as a template in the future.

Delete

This icon indicates that a record supports the deleted feature. Delete is permanent – data cannot be recovered. The application stores full backup of the entire database upon start and four last backups are stored and overridden as required. To recover deleted data, backup database must be used. We highly recommend getting in touch with us before doing so.

Add new batch (new cartridge build)

This button appears in the top right corner of the cartridge development screen. Clicking this button will add a new batch record to your cartridge development group (i.e. a form to add your cartridge build data). Typically, you would use this button once per cartridge development group, when creating your first batch of cartridges. Beyond that, clone function can be used to clone existing batch record. This will pre-fill data based on the last batch to save you time and maintain consistency.

Edit

This icon indicates that the record can be edited. Clicking this icon will load a specific record (e.g. rifle or a case) into a form for editing.

Star

Add star filter to batch icon (AKA bookmark). This icon appears on the right-hand side in the header of every cartridge batch form (in the cartridge development screen). Activating this feature (blue star) bookmarks the cartridge batch and enables the filter (i.e. only show stared cartridge batches) to hide other cartridges that you have no plans on replicating.

Open batch (cartridge details) data form

This icon appears on the right-hand side in the header of every cartridge batch form (in the cartridge development screen). Clicking this icon will either open or close the batch form with additional data about the cartridge batch.

Add new cartridge development group

This icon appears next to each rifle menu, in the cartridge development screen. Clicking this icon will add a new ‘cartridge development group’, i.e. a logical grouping under which you can start adding and building cartridges.

Lock

This icon appears in the header of the cartridge development group screen and next to each cartridge batch. Activating this feature locks the selected component from editing, until it’s unlocked. You can lock the entire cartridge development group or an individual cartridge batch. For example, you want to lock a dangerous cartridge (individual batch) that you need to always keep as reference; or you’ve sold a rifle, but prefer to hold on to the load data, so you can lock the entire development group.

Save

This icon appears in the top right-hand corner of every screen. Clicking the icon will save new changes. While the application will prompt the user to save data on exit, it’s a good and safe practice to periodically save, to avoid accidental data loss.
Note: unsaved screens will have an asterisk ‘*’ in the screen title (tabs at the top of the screen), indicating unsaved changes.

Add file attachment

This icon appears next to a file attachment widget throughout the application. Clicking this icon will open a file selection dialog. Note, files can be dragged directly into the widget.
File widget is there to augment your reloading documentation. For example, with photos of targets, CSV chronograph export, rifle manuals, warranties, etc.

Download

This option appears next to file preview icons, inside the file preview widget. Attached files can be copied directly from the application data directory, this option is here for your convenience and to discourage working on master-copy of the file (that can be accidentally deleted).

Archive

This option archives a component. For example, you may want to keep a specific case or bullet record. However, it is no longer used. This feature lets you archive this component, making it unavailable for use, but remaining in the database. Archived component can be unarchived by clicking this icon again.

Create Generic Cartridge

This feature enables users to create a generic cartridge load development group, that is not associated or linked to any one firearm.

Delete Generic Cartridge Group

This button will delete the entire 'generic' cartridge development group. This button is specific to generic cartridge development groups only. A separate 'Delete' button is available to delete a cartridge development group linked to a firearm.

Copy

This feature enables users to copy data from component data tables to 'paste board'. This means that once the button has been clicked, component table data is available for you to paste into your favourite text editor or spreadsheet application (see: data export for more information).

Open component data table

This is a convenience feature, that will open a new dedicated application window displaying the entire component data table. Selecting a record in a new window will select the same record in the application and make it available for editing.

Archive

This icon appears next to records that support the archive feature. The archived record will be pushed to the bottom of the component list and change colour to grey. The record will be disabled and cannot be modified until it is unarchived (clicking the icon again).
It’s worth pointing out that while the record is archived and cannot be edited, it can still be used in cartridge building screens, while appearing grey to make it obvious that the component is archived. While typically an archived component indicates that it shouldn’t be used, in some situations it may be needed. For example, reusing pulled bullets or cases that were loaded before the component was archived.

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