Extended Context Menu

Last updated 26 days ago

Pancake provides context-aware tools to help in several scenarios. The tools include component/parameter inspection, calculation profiling, wiring control, etc.

How to use this feature?

  • Select one or more components, left-click the canvas while holding Shift; or left-click any wire while holding Ctrl and Shift

  • This feature is disabled in Safe mode.

On a wire

  • Delete: Delete this wire.

  • To source/target: Zoom to source/target

  • Set as normal/faint/hidden: Set the style of the chosen wire to normal/faint/hidden

    • Notice: you will not be able to see the wire after it is changed "hidden". You need to right-click the target component to revert the setting.

On a component/floating parameter

  • Set all input wires as normal/faint/hidden: Set the styles of all the input wires to normal/faint/hidden

  • Inspect: Display a structured report of the component's information

On a component parameter

  • Set all input wires as normal/faint/hidden: Set the styles of all the input wires to normal/faint/hidden

  • Inspect component: Display a structured information report of the component the parameter belongs to

  • Inspect parameter: Display a structured information report of the parameter, including the order of inputs/outputs from/to other components.

On the canvas, after selecting one or more components

  • Profile selected components (last run): Display a processing time report of selected components. The information are collected from the last computation.

  • Profile selected components (new run): Display a processing time report of selected components. Pancake will initiate new runs and measure processing time. Usually the result is more accurate but it takes more time to process, usually 10x-30x the time of a single run if your script is fast; 2x-5x the time of a single run if your script is time-consuming.