Bundles and Procedures

AWIPS contains two methods for saving and loading data resources: Bundles are a simple way to save loaded resources to access in future CAVE sessions. Procedures are similar to Bundles, but can be thought of as groups of bundles and allows the user to manage saved resources with more control.


File > Load Display

Load a previously-saved bundle from within the AWIPS system. The Open Bundle dialog allows you to select your own saved bundles as well as those saved by other users.

Each selected bundle will load its contents to new tabs which are named after the bundle file name (e.g. NAM_ThetaE).


Most saved bundles will consist of a single Map Editor (tab), but with multiple tabs saved each will open again in its own Map Editor.

File > Save Display

Save a product display within the AWIPS system, synching the bundle between CAVE and the EDEX server.

File > Manage Bundles

Select and remove a saved bundle under File > Manage Bundles, this will open the Delete Bundle dialog. Select the file name and click OK and then confirm deletion to remove the saved file permanently.



Load Bundle from Local Disk

To load a previously-saved display from a path within the file directory of the workstation, select File > Load Dislay and then select the File button on the right to browse your local directories.


Save Bundle to Local Disk

To save a product display to a path within the file directory of the workstation, select File > Save Display and then select the File button on the right.


New Procedure

  • Select the menu File > Procedures > New
  • Select Copy Into to add all loaded resources to the Procedure Stack
  • Select Save (or Save As) and then enter a name for the Procedure before clicking OK to save.


Open Procedure

Similar to creating a new Procedure, select File > Procedures > Open, select the saved resources and click Load to load them to CAVE.

Delete Procedure

From the menu File > Procedures > Delete you can delete existing Procedure files in a way similar to deleting saved Bundle files.