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Quick Start Tutorial

For new users, the following instructions will help get you started using the EFT Reader.

To install EFT Reader

  1. Navigate to this web page.
  2. Choose the latest version of the EFT Reader installation file (*.msi file extension).
  3. On the product page, provide your basic contact details and submit your request to receive the EFT Reader installation program. These contact details allow our support staff to verify basic features of a person's identity, and communicate with you in future (e.g., regarding new releases, maintenance of the EFT Reader database).
  4. The EFT Reader Product Manager will authorize your request, and you will be provided with the actual download link for the installation program.
  5. Execute the downloaded installation program, and follow simple on-screen instructions.

If you have any questions with these steps, please contact us.  Once you have installed the EFT Reader on your computer, you will be ready to view EFT output shared in the public EFT reader database.

To view existing EFT output shared in the public EFT Reader database:

  1. Launch the EFT Reader.  Be patient - connecting to the database may take a moment.
  2. On the toolbar at the top of the EFT Reader’s main form, click on the New Viewer Set button; this action opens a Viewer form that lists scenarios, indicators, and years (EFT criteria) that you can select.
  3. From the Scenarios pane, select the following scenarios:
    • 1a-Historical-T1, NoGravelAugmentation, NoRipRapRemoval
    • 2a-Historical-T1, GravelAugmentation, NoRipRapRemoval
    • 3a-Historical-T1, NoGravelAugmentation, RipRapRemoval
    • 4a-Historical-T1, GravelAugmentation, RipRapRemoval
  4. From the Indicators pane, select the indicators for Fremont Cottonwood (FC1-initiation and FC2-scour).
  5. On the Year list, right-click and select Check Relevant to select all years for which there are data for Fremont Cottonwood in the selected scenarios.

 
  1. On the toolbar at the top of the EFT Reader’s main form, click on the Show Roll-up button to view a multi-year summary of model output from the database for the chosen criteria.  The colors represent indicator performance that ranges from poor to good.  In the example below, red means poor performance, yellow means fair performance, and green means good performance.  You can set your color preferences by selecting Preferences under the Edit menu. 

  1. If you want to re-visit this combination of criteria later, you can save your EFT criteria as an EFT file (File | Save).  
 

To specify the types of reports to generate:

  1. Open the Select Reports form either by clicking on the toolbar button of the same name, or by choosing Select under the Reports menu.
  2. On the By Species tab of the form, expand the list of Annual Reports and Roll-up Reports for Fremont Cottonwood by clicking on the + signs at left.  
  3. Click to select each of the report types, and click OK to close the form.

 

To select specific roll-up reports to generate:

  1. Back on the Show Roll-up viewer, left-click to enter checkmarks in the boxes that correspond to the roll-ups for which you wish to generate a report. Note that not all report types are available for all indicators. 


  1. On the toolbar at the top of the EFT Reader’s main form, click on the Create Reports button.
  2. The selected reports will be listed in the Reports Preview form. Click Continue to generate your reports, or Cancel to return to the Show Roll-up viewer and change your selections.

 

To select specific annual reports to generate:

  1. Click on the Show Annual button at the top of the EFT main form.  The view will switch to one that shows output for each year for the selected EFT criteria.  
  2. Left-click in the cells that correspond to the years for which you want reports as illustrated below. 

  1. On the toolbar at the top of the EFT Reader’s main form, click on the Create Reports button.
  2. The selected reports will be listed in the Reports Preview form along with the roll-up reports you selected above.  If you have already generated the roll-up reports, you can de-select them here before proceeding.  When done, click Continue to generate the annual reports, or click Cancel to return to the Show Annual view and change your selections.

When multiple reports are selected, all will be listed in the Reports Preview form, and each report will open in a separate instance of Excel.

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