Add multiple Events to the Project by clicking the “+ Add New Event” button. Also along the top of the Impacts Screen, find an indication of the number of Events in the Project and the number of selected Events out of the total number of Events (found in the gray circles).
Once a Project is run, the Impact Screen will be saved. To save throughout the building of the Events, use the “Save” button.
In the IMPLAN application you’ll see the menu icon often. Clicking on it provides additional options. The menu at the top of the page provides Event Template options.
You’ll also find this icon on each Event in IMPLAN along with other icons providing shortcuts to a few of the included options.
OPTIONS AVAILABLE IN ALL EVENT TYPES
From this menu, you can add Event Tags to help organize your projects. Clicking on this icon will open up the Event Tag menu.
Edit Mode Toggle
Toggling the edit mode can be done by clicking the pencil icon on the Event.
When entering new Events in a Project, Events will by default be in edit mode, but when revisiting the Impact Screen of a Project with multiple Events after the analysis has been run, the existing Events will be locked (which means the edit mode will be turned off), signified by the lock icon. Click the icon to unlock an Event.
At the top of the Impact Screen, the option to lock & unlock all Events is available using the edit toggle.
From the Event Menu for any Event Type, you have the option to Select/Deselect the Event, Toggle Edit Mode, Add Tag to Event, Duplicate Event, and Delete Event.
To duplicate or delete an Event, you must use the menu options, but for the other available options, you’ll find additional icons directly on the Event.
Event Handle (Selecting and Dragging & Dropping Events)
Selecting and deselecting the Event can also be done by clicking the Event Handle.
Click and hold the handle to drag the Event over to the appropriate Group. When the Group is highlighted a teal color, release the click to drop the Event into the Group.
At the top of the Impact Screen, the option to Select/Deselect All Events is available using the checkbox next to “Select All Events”.
The following Event Types have Advanced Fields as an additional option:
- Industry Output
- Industry Employment
- Industry Employee Compensation
- Industry Proprietor Income
- Commodity Output
- Industry Spending Pattern
- Institutional Spending Pattern
In the case of these Event Types, we’ll see an additional option in the Event Menu as well a corresponding additional icon on the Event itself.
The Advanced Fields icon on the Event will be change from grey to teal to indicate that an entry has made in the Advanced Fields of an Event.
Additional Known Industry Value Fields
The four Industry Event Types (Industry Output, Industry Employment, Industry Employee Compensation, and Industry Proprietor Income) are appropriate for analyzing a change in an Industry’s production. Picking among the four types should be determined based on which value you have available about the industry.
When more than one of the values that can be provided (Output, Employment, Employee Compensation, Proprietor Income) is known, those additional values can be entered in the Advanced Field.
Local Purchase Percentage Field
Commodity Output, Industry Spending Pattern, and Institutional Spending Pattern Events have the Local Purchase Percentage (LPP) as an Advanced Field of the Event.
Learn more about this Advanced Field here.
Industry Output, Industry Employment, Industry Employee Compensation, Industry Proprietor Income, and Commodity Output Events have a Margins option as an Advanced Field. The Margins Advanced Field is only enabled in an Industry Event when the Specification is one of the Retail or Wholesale Industries in IMPLAN. Learn more about Retail and Wholesale: Industry Margins.
The Margins Advanced Field is only enabled in an Commodity Output Event when the Specification is a Commodity that can be sold via retailer or wholesaler, or is a retail or wholesale service Commodity. Learn more about Retail and Wholesale: Commodity Margins.
Additional Spending Pattern Fields
Industry and Institutional Spending Pattern Events have several options in their Advanced Fields in addition to the LPP Field. Spending Patterns also have a Percentage Field to adjust the allocation of spending across the included Commodities. Commodities can be added or removed from the Advanced Field. Spending Patterns can also be Normalized and Reset from the Advanced Fields. Learn more about Editing Industry Spending Pattern Events and Editing Institutional Spending Pattern Events.
Written March 31, 2021
Updated October 7, 2021