Multi-Sub Optimizer Reference Manual (page 7)

Using Configuration Templates

A configuration template is created when you run the Configuration Wizard. You choose the name of the template on the Create a Configuration and a Template page of the Configuration Wizard. This template contains most of the saved state of the Configuration Wizard, most importantly the association of each measurement name to its corresponding combination of listening position and subwoofer or main speaker. The configuration template allows you to create a new configuration without having to run the entire Configuration Wizard a second time. When you do so, a property sheet that's identical to the last page of the Configuration Wizard is launched, allowing you to e.g. pick a different number of PEQs per sub for the new configuration. This method, described below, saves you from having to redo the tedious process of specifying measurement associations that you originally performed in the Configuration Wizard.

In addition, if you accidentally get some measurement associations swapped when running the Configuration Wizard, you can delete the configuration it created, fix up the associations in the configuration template, then create a new configuration from the template without having to go through the entire Configuration Wizard a second time. You can also use the template to check the measurement associations if you're worried that you may have made a mistake when originally specifying them.

How to Access a Configuration Template

To view a configuration template, expand the Configuration Builders node of the Config View, right-click the node representing the configuration template, then choose Properties as shown below.

The Configuration Template Properties Menu Selection
The Configuration Template Properties Menu Selection

The Configuration Template Property Sheet

After choosing Properties from the above context menu, you'll see the property sheet for the configuration template. This property sheet is shown below.

The Configuration Template Property Sheet
The Configuration Template Property Sheet

You'll notice this property sheet is almost exactly the same as the Measurement Associations page of the Configuration Wizard.

Double-check to make sure the associations of the measurement names, listening positions and subwoofer or speaker names are correct. If nothing needs to be corrected, press Cancel. If you need to make changes, use the same methods you used for the Measurement Associations page of the Configuration Wizard to fix up the associations, the press OK.

How to Create a New Configuration From a Configuration Template

To create a new configuration from a configuration template, expand the Configuration Builders node of the Config View, right-click the node representing the configuration template, then choose New Configuration From Template as shown below.

The Configuration Template Properties Menu
The New Configuration From Template Menu Selection

The Create Configuration From Template Property Sheet

After choosing New Configuration From Template from the above context menu, you'll see the Create Configuration From Template property sheet. This property sheet is shown below.

The Create Configuration From Template Property Sheet
The Create Configuration From Template Property Sheet

This property sheet is exactly the same as the last page of the Configuration Wizard. For detailed information on how to fill out the entries of this property page, see the documentation of the Specify the Configuration Properties property page of the Configuration Wizard.

Just as with the Configuration Wizard, choosing the Launch Graph Properties dialog when done or the Launch Optimization Options dialog when done option will cause the corresponding dialogs to be launched in sequence after OK is pressed, resulting in additional wizard-like behavior. And also like the Configuration Wizard, you'll be able to set up your graphs and optimization options right away if you check these two options. The default checked option for both of these is recommended.