Workflow

1. Settings

Specify which tools you want to use to display images and movies.
If you don’t specify anything, default tools bundled with DigDoc will be launched.

File > Settings…

Add New Viewer

If you want to add a new viewer, fill in the “Viewer” and “file types” fields to press the “Add New” button.

Update

If you want to add file types to an existing viewer, select the row of the viewer you want to edit (this is shown in blue when selected), edit the “Viewer” and “file types” and press the “Update” button.

Remove

Select the row of the viewer you want to remove (this is shown in blue when selected) and click the “Remove” button.

2. Create a new project

First, specify the directory you want to search. Next, specify the directory to save the information to be organized (tags, thumbnails, etc.).

File > New

Click the button to specify the folder containing the data you want to search and the folder where you want to save the organized information.

  • A file named “project.digdoc” is created in the folder where the organized information is stored.
  • The next time you open the project, you’ll open this .digdoc file.

“Asset Directory” can also be specified by drag and drop a folder from Windows Explorer. “Project Directory” is automatically specify the database folder under C:\Users\username\DigDocProject\, but it is also possible to specify any other folder.

Please specify one folder per project for where you want to save the organized information.

All sub folders existing in the folder containing the data you want to search will also be searched.

3. Automatic Database Registration

When a project is created, the data in the folder specified as the Asset Directory is automatically registered in the database.

4. Automatic Thumbnail Generation

When a folder is clicked, thumbnail images of the data in the folder are automatically generated.

If you try to make thumbnails from the top hierarchy folder suddenly, it may take a long time with a lot of data. Let’s start by recognizing the folder in the lower level.

Unsupported formats data will not automatically be created thumbnail images. In this case, if the icon of the extension has be registered in Windows, the icon image will be displayed.

5. Search

Turn the filter on or off

There are several filters in the filter view.
There is a checkbox at the top right corner of each filter. You can enable/disable each filter by on/off this checkbox.
You can enable multiple filters. In this case, items that meet all the conditions will be searched.

Filter

File Name

Searches by file name and folder name in combination with the folder selected in the folder view.

KeywordSpecify keywords for search.
Ignore caseSearches without distinction between upper and lower case letters.
Include subdirectoryAll hierarchies under the selected folder will be searched.
DirectorySearch for directory name.
File Search for file name.
>>RegExp´╝ÜEntry field when you want to search by regular expression.

Date

Search based on the modified date of the files.

Last X daysSearches for files that have been updated in the last X days based on the current time.
RangeSearches for files that have been updated between From and To.

Tag

Search based on the tags attached to each file.
Immediately after registration, of course, no tag is attached.

Tags can be hierarchical, but only the tags you explicitly select will be searched.
For example

If you select World with the above tags, files that are tagged only in Valley or Ocean but not World are not applicable.
If you want to search for Valley or Ocean, select not only the parent’s World but also the children’s Valley and Ocean.

6. Additional Registration in the Database

With DigDoc, newly added folders and files be registered into the database and to be searchable for the moment you access them.
If the added data has a hierarchical structure, it will not be automatically registered unless you also access each folder in the child hierarchy.
By using the Build Index function, you can register all child hierarchy folders.

7. Saving the Database

There is no special saving function.
Changes are automatically saved during operation.

8. Open Project

Open project created at Section. 2.

File > Open

Open the project.digdoc file located in the “Project Directory” specified by File >New.