The Compartment chooser file allows you to automate the selection of Compartments from a Library into a Scenario. This file can be created from the Scenario window after you have set up a Scenario the first time. This will make it easier to set up the Scenario again. It is best to select the Compartments that you wish to use in TRIM and allow TRIM to create this file for you.
The first line of the file must contain the keyword "version:" followed by the current version number. This is version 1 for this release.
The rest of the file consists of sections which start with a Volume Element and are followed by Compartment names. To place Compartments that are in the Library into a specific Volume Element, first use the keyword "VolumeElement:" followed by the name of the Volume Element in the Scenario.
The use the "Compartment:" keyword followed by the names of the Compartments in the Library. You may list as many of these as you like after the Volume Element.
Compartment:Common Loon Compartment:Mallard Compartment:Macrophyte
To add to another Volume Element, add another section that starts with the Volume Element name and is followed by the Compartment names.
NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE A RETURN AT THE END OF THE FILE FOR TRIM TO READ IT CORRECTLY. This means that after the last line, you must type a return before saving the file.
Below is a sample file.
Version:1 VolumeElement:SW_Penob Compartment:Common Loon Compartment:Mallard Compartment:Macrophyte Compartment:Water Column Carnivore Compartment:Water Column Herbivore Compartment:Water Column Omnivore VolumeElement:Sed_Penob Compartment:Benthic Carnivore Compartment:Benthic Invertebrate Compartment:Benthic Omnivore VolumeElement:SurfSoil_E1 CompositeCompartment:Deciduous Forest Compartment:Red-tailed hawk Compartment:Short-tailed Shrew Compartment:Raccoon Compartment:Mouse Compartment:Bald Eagle Compartment:Mink Compartment:Tree swallow Compartment:White-tailed Deer Compartment:Long-tailed Weasel Compartment:Black-capped Chickadee Compartment:Arthropod