FAQ


Q: Forking: Code Control Check

A:

Enable [multiple course/forking] to assign several (forked) courses to one class; enter all possible combination. The following example has H17 with 8 combinations and D17/H17K with 2 combinations. Furthermore, the first control and the finish have 2 punching units with different codes.

Example


Q: Forking: Splittimes Output

A:

Chose Options -> HTML output setting -> Splittimes -> Splittimes by ... -> ... to group the output by class, class & course or course.

Example


Q: Mass Start

A:

You can also set a mass start time such that all runners get the same start time regardless when they activated their ECard and adjusting total time and the splittime to the first control. Use the entry Manually and use s as runner/ECard number followed by the the start time (hh:mm:ss:) (e.g., s,19:44:48 or for a give set of classes s;H21;D17;H17-20;H21K;H40,12:04:00,84926,DNF). Note that reading from already deactivated ECards the needed information is lost to calculate the start and finish time.


Q: Serial Port Detection

A:

If tTiMe does not auto detect all possible serial RS232 ports you may disable "Serial port auto detection" in the MTR menu. Furthermore, for some reasons under early Window OS (e.g., 98) one need to enable Direct serial port communicator in order communicate with MTR via USB.

Example


Q: Runner did not clear his/her ECard

A:

Use the field [Manually], add ECard number and time (e.g., 409070,33:17) or runner number and time (e.g., 13,45:33); splittimes are adjusted accordingly.


Q: Runner did not punch finish control

A:

Just give the estimated time of the runner under Manually and tTiMe will fix the finish and splittimes.


Q: Import of OCAD course setting file

A:

You can import OCAD course setting files under 'Tools' -> 'Import OCAD course setting'. You will be asked for the filename, and then for the finish control code(s). In case you have specified logfile(s), tTiMe will search for the most used finish code of your logfile(s). Additionally, if a database is specified tTiMe offers an automatic match of courses and classes.


Q: Import of past eTiming event

A:

First, launch eTiming and (File -> Save as) export a 'complete CSV' 'name', 'class' 'controls' and 'team' file. Copy the eTiming logfile (etime*.log) and CSV files to your working directory. Start tTiMe and import with 'Tools' -> 'Import eTiming Event', provide the asked CSV files. tTiMe will do a check of the database and do a 'fix & merge'. Save the database and launch the Wizard to generate the results.


Q: Upload file for Splitsbrowser

A:

Generate the CSV Splitsbrowser file ...

... and when adding a new event select under File Format "Splitsbrowser CSV".


Q: Online registration

A:

tTiMe supports simple online registration via an MTR or 250 reading unit. Select your serial port and check to unregister all registered runner to first time you start online registration for your competition; next time you reconnect do not unregister. On exit you will be disconnect automatically. When ever a runner places the ECard on the MTR, tTiMe will try to find the according runner. If there is only one match the registration status will be set to 'X' and additional changes can be made; tTiMe will do an automatic update as soon a new ECard is read. In case of no match, tTiMe will ask if you like to register a new runner. If the runner is already in the database, but with a wrong ECard number, just cancel and search for the runner. The read ECard number is available via paste (Ctrl-V). If there are multiple matches, you will be moved to the first entry in the database. tTiMe will also keep a history of the last 5 ECards as drop down menu. If you use the same MTR for online registration and incomming runners at the same time you need to use "Options -> Remove first DSQ ECards" and "Options -> Keep last unique ECard" in order to suppress ECards from registration.


Q: Filter results by time / status

A:

tTiMe supports custom result output by runner time / status, only affecting the HTML / text output.


Q: Startlist

A:

Check "Database -> Extended view" to enable startlist generator. The generator allows seeding (not only integers) and vacant runners. "Shuffle" generates the runners random number to create the startlists, together with the seeding number deteriminds the start order. Start and interval entries are of format MM:SS or HH:MM:SS. "Refresh" will update last start of each class.

Use "Swap start" to assign a vacant start time to a new runner or swap start times between two runner.


Q: Connect MTR2 or MTR3 to USB

A:

Just buy a USB Serial Port Adapter RS-232, e.g., Speed Dragon Multimedia SD-U1RS232. You need to install converter and serial driver.

Windows XP

Windows 98, 2000

You have to manually install the drivers.


Q: Removing splittimes of a runner

A:

Add the ECard of the runner under Omit and add under Manually ECard and time, the splittimes from the logfile will be suppressed.


Q: Micr-O

A:

tTiMe supports Micr-O with penalty time or with penalty labs to run. Add the wrong controls as if you had a control with different codes for each Micr-O control, e.g., ...,139.239,140.240,142,143,... . The first code in the set is the correct one (139 and 140) where the rest (239 and 240) will give a penalty. For the results the penalized controls are colored and the penalty is given beside total time.

Example: btmicro061202.zip, results and splittimes.


Q: Pre-configure tTiMe

A:

Create a short cut and past your presets from your configuration into 'Target', e.g., -server ttime.no


Q: Adding HTML header and footer

A:

In order to add some HTML code before and / or after any tTiMe HTML output you can specify a header file and a footer file.


Last update: Thursday, 15-Nov-2007 08:54:41 CET.