The new accessory system can be accessed from the new main menu option Accessories which is directly next to the Guns menu option.
The Accessories menu follows the same layout as the Guns menu (refer to image below), making it simpler to identify the available options. Overall the accessory system functions exactly like the gun system, the only difference is that accessories can be associated with a gun.
Accessoris Menu Options
List: The list option provides a simple way to locate accessories. Simple "reports" or quires can be performed using the sorting abilities of this screen. Clicking the column headers will sort the list by that column. Clicking the header a second time will change the sort order from ascending to descending. The stacked lines in the header indicate how a column is sorted. If the lines are going from larger to smaller , then it is being sorted in descending order, going from smaller lines to larger lines indicates ascending order. To sort on multiple columns hold the Shift key. Reverting to the original sorting options can be done by clicking the button in the upper right of the screen.
Add: Add allows directly adding a new accessory item into the system. When using this option an entry into Purchases will automatically be created. Below is a full description of the accessories screen and its contents.
Recently Accessed: By default the system will display a list of the last 5 accessories that have been accessed. This can be changed using the system setting Recently Accessed Accessories to Track option that can be accessed from the System Settings option under the main menu option.
Purchases: This is the recommended way to enter a new accessory into ArmoryBook since at the time of purchase you may not have all the information that the Accessory Screen tracks. Entering the information here will allow the system to include the accessory on the main screen in the Open System Orders section providing an easy way to access tracking information. Once a purchase Status is marked completed and the Order Received date is set, it will be automatically added into the Accessories system. Below is a full description of the purchases screen and its contents.
Accessory List Screen The accessory list screen provides a quick way to review and analyze all accessories that have been entered into the system. Refer to the List option above for a description on how accessories can be sorted. The various list screen buttons are explained below.
- Button: Add new accessories
- Button: Print the new Accessories Information Report
- Button: Click the Edit button or click on the text in the Description column to edit an accessory
- Button: Delete an accessory
- Button: Reverts all setting to their original values
- Search: Once there are a lot of accessories entered into the system the search box can be used to filter the accessories that will be displayed
The Accessory Screen is where all tracked information will be etered. The Accessory Screen follows the layout and function of the existing Gun Screen, so it will be easy and familiar to use.
When entering information the Types, Brands and Models can be added directly from the Accessory and Accessory Purchase screens utilizing the icon next to the corresponding fields. This is the recommended method. If you would like to enter your accessory information ahead of time, like during initial system setup, the Types, Brands and Models options in system settings () under the Accessory section can be used.
A general overview of the accessory screen information will be covered next.
Basic Accessory Information Tracked
Keeping an accurate inventory of your accessories, containing serial numbers and images, are important. In the unfortunate case of having to file an insurance claim this information will be invaluable.
The Allow Notification option will be utilized in the future for a notification system to update the accessories value at a specificed interval. The default setting is to allow notifications.
Recording how much was paid for an accessory allows for calculating value changes (difference between estimated value and purchase value) and can be used when selling an accessory in the future to ensure it is not being under priced.
Images can be stored for purposes of documentation for insurance as well as establishing the condition of the accessory for future reference. Taking a picture of the original purchase receipt is a good idea to document and establish value.
Image viewing in ArmoryBook is done using a very powerful image viewer, here are the basic features.
- and Buttons: Upper left corner of the image allow for easy zooming
- Button: Returns the image back to the original size
- Button: Switch the image viewer to full screen mode, clicking on the button again, or using the ESC key, will return back to normal viewing mode
- Button: Start a slide show of all the images
The right side of the image viewer contains thumbnail images that can be used for quick navigation to the desired image with a simple click. Using the button in the upper left of the thumbnails panel will hide the thumbnail images, allowing the main image to utilize the complete viewer.
The ability to add notes to accessory images, set a default image (used in the Accessories Report) and delete an image is provided using the right click menu.
Accessory Sale Information allows for tracking sale date, amount, source and notes relevant to an accessory sale. Hopefully this information will only be needed if you are trying to track down a accessory that you sold and just absolutely have to have it back.
The Accessory Information Report can be accessed from the Accessory List screen using the button or through the Reports main menu item Accessory Information.
Below is the list of information that is included in the Accessory Information Report. Items highlighted in blue will be visible by default. The Asso Guns field on the Accessory Information Report will be hidden by default and can be enabled using the Column Visibility menu. The associated guns field will contain a comma separated list of associated guns for each accessory.
The Purchase menu option will display the Accessory Purchase Information listing screen. This screen provides a quick way to review and analyze all accessory purchases that have been entered into the system. Refer to the List option above for a description on how purchases can be sorted.
- Button: Add a new accessory purchase
- Button: Print the Accessory Purchases Report
- Button: Click the Edit button or click on the text in the Source column to edit an accessory purchase
- Button: Delete an accessory purchase
- Button: Reverts all settings to their original values
- Search: Once there are a lot of purchases entered into the system the search box can be used to filter the purchases that will be displayed
The Accessory Purchase Screen is where all tracked information will be entered. The Accessory Purchase Screen follows the layout and function of the existing Gun Purchase Screen, so it will be easy and familiar to use. Each section of the screen will be described below in detail.
When entering information the Types, Brands and Models can be added directly from the Accessory Purchase screen utilizing the icon next to the corresponding fields. This is the recommended method. If you would like to enter your accessory information ahead of time, like during initial system setup, the Types, Brands and Models options in system settings () under the Accessory section can be used.
Refer to the Acquisition Information description from the Accessory Screen above for a complete description of the form fields. (Both sections contains the same information)
The Accessory Purchase Report can be accessed from the Accessory Purchase List screen using the button or through the Reports menu item Accessory Purchase Information.
Below is the list of information that is included in the Accessory Purchase Report. Items highlighted in blue will be visible by default.
There is a new Accessory Purchase Data Analyzer report. This report contains similar information to the Gun Purchase Data Analyzer report and functions like all the other analyzer system reports.
Gun Information Screen
Accessories can be associated with guns using the new Assessories field in the Gun Information screen. Once an accessory is selected a "chip" will be displayed with the accessory description. These chips provide a quick and easy way to see any assigned accessories. Accessories can be removed using the X or by unselecting the accessory in the list.
To add an Accessory "on the fly" simply click the , the following screen will be displayed that will allow a new accessory to be entered.
Right clicking on any of the selected accessories will display a menu, that when clicked, will open the Accessory Edit Screen in a new window. This allows for quick access to selected accessory information.
An Accessories field has been added to the Gun Information Report. The Accessories filed will be hidden by default and can be enabled using the Column Visibility menu. The accessories field will contain a comma seperated list of each guns' assigned accessories.