Under the General Options category, you can see the following settings.
- Device Name: This is a 'nickname' for the DIPPlus unit you are using. Each unit is assigned a default nickname consisting of the letters 'DP' followed by four random digits. Every measurement entered into DIPPlus is tagged with the device name. You can change the nickname to be something more user-friendly. Letters, numbers and symbols are allowed, and the name must contain at least 6 characters. To revert to the unit's default name, click 'Set to default'.
- Units: You can tell DIPPlus to use metric units (m, kg, Celsius) or Imperial units (ft, lb, Fahrenheit).
- Default Blast View: This specifies the type of blast view that is shown initially when dipping or charging a blast.
- Open Blast After Importing: Tick this box if you want DIPPlus to open a blast automatically as soon as it has been imported.
- Server: This tells DIPPlus which server application you will be exchanging blast data with. The choices are SHOTPlus Professional/Premier or COMMSPlus. Make sure you set this option correctly, otherwise importing or exporting blast data may fail.
- Connect to Server via USB/Server Address: These options let you specify how DIPPlus will connect to the server. If 'Connect to server via USB' is not ticked then you must enter the IP address of the computer on which the server application is running. If SHOTPlus is selected as the server then these options will be set to their correct values automatically and cannot be changed.
- Test Link: This button enables you to check that DIPPlus is able to communicate with the server.
Note: This tab is only shown if the device on which DIPPlus is running contains a supported GPS receiver
- Enable GPS: Tick this box to enable the built-in GPS receiver. This causes your approximate location to be displayed on the blast plan when a GPS fix has been received. If this box is disabled, it is because no map configuration file has been imported into DIPPlus.
- Import New Map Files: On startup, DIPPlus automatically imports all map configuration files that it finds in the My Documents folder on the device. If you upload additional map config files to this folder after DIPPlus has started, you must tap this button to import them.
- Choose and Existing Map File: This drop-down list contains the names of all the map configuration files that DIPPlus has imported. Choose the one that corresponds to the mine site on which DIPPlus is being used. The chosen file will be used to convert the device's GPS location into mine coordinates. If you choose the wrong map file, your local coordinates may be incorrect and may not match the coordinates of the blast.
This tab gives you information about the version of DIPPlus installed on your device and the license key that was issued to you.
The credits button will display a roll-call of people involved in DIPPlus's creation.
The unit's device code is shown below the Credits button. This is a unique hardware identifier for your device and is used for licensing purposes. It cannot be changed.