Marie Kondo believes that, “simplifying and organizing are the key to a serene environment.” We couldn’t agree with her more.
Event Tags are a new feature in IMPLAN that allows you to organize events within your projects by creating self-defined and color-coded categories. This process can save you time and help declutter the screen for easy viewing. The Event Tags will follow from your Impacts screen to your Results screen and have filtering capabilities.
USING EVENT TAGS
Adding Event Tags to your Events is done in a few easy steps. Once you have entered all of your values, click on the Event Tag icon.
Clicking on this icon will prompt a popup window where you can create your first Event Tag.
Give your first tag a name that will help to organize your Events. Then click on the blue “Add” box to add your tag.
IMPLAN will add this as your first tag and it will now show up as an option at the bottom of the box. You can add up to 8 tags to a single Event. To add an additional tag, you will have to click on the blue box each time you enter a new tag name.
Once you have your tags set, you can click CONFIRM. Now there are one or more colored lines next to your Event Value; one for each of the tags.
Additional Events can also be tagged. Follow the same steps as creating a new tag, but in this case just select which ones you want applied to each Event (or add a new one from here). Colored bars for the tags associated with each Event are now visible.
Filtering Tags for Groups
A box near the lock/unlock button allows for filtering based on tags. Clicking on it will open the box with the list of tags. Click on which tags you want to filter by and click CONFIRM.
Now, only the two Events that have “Exterior” as a tag are visible on the screen. Easily see what Events are included and click the even Select All Events box to quickly drag only these Events to the Group. You can remove the Filter by clicking on the Fitler Tags button again and unchecking the tag. This will again show all of your Events.
Examining Tags in Results
On the Results screen, you can also Filter by one of the tags. Choose whichever tag you want from the drop down and the Results will be sifted to include only Events with that tag.
At this point (Version 6.3) you can only filter by one Event Tag on the Results screen.
You can add Event Tags to your older projects. You will have to run the analysis again to get them to show up on your Results screen.
When duplicating a Project that contains Event Tags, the Event Tags are not copied over. You can add the tags again in the duplicated project.
If you are using the Template to upload Events and also manually entering an Event, it is recommended to upload the Template first. Uploading a Template into IMPLAN may cause manually entered Tags to be erased from the project.
Written October 6, 2021