Using the VIQC Virtual Skills Window

The Virtual Skills Window is a virtual representation of the Field for the 2021-2022 VEX IQ Challenge game. The Virtual Skills Window is a space for Fling, this season's Hero Bot, to interact and move to play VIQC Virtual Skills, Pitching In.

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The following article will cover:


How to Open and Close the VIQC Virtual Skills Window

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Select the “Virtual Skills” button in the Toolbar to open the Virtual Skills Window.

The window will open in the workspace.

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Selecting “Close” in the top-right corner will close the window.


How to Choose Your Starting Position

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The default starting position is at the “F” location. Select the “Starting Position” button to choose a different starting position for your robot. Then, select a letter to choose your new starting position. 


How to Start, Stop, and Reset a Project in the VIQC Virtual Skills Window

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Select the “Start” button to start a project.

This button will change to a “Stop” button when a project is actively running.

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Selecting the “Stop” button will stop the project and the timer immediately.

The Score Window will appear at this time. See below for more information on the Score Window.

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Select the “Reset” button to reset the timer, point value, and Field.


How to View Your Score and the Timer in the VIQC Virtual Skills Window

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Your score can be seen above the Field on the left side. This will be updated in real-time after the project is started.

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The timer is located above the Field on the right side.

The timer begins when a project is started and counts down from 1:00. The timer will count down until “Stop” is selected, the [Stop project] block is used in the project, or the timer reaches 0 seconds.


How to Retry and Close the Score Window

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The Score Window appears when the timer reaches 0, or if the project is stopped.

The Score Window shows your team's name, number, total score, and Skills Stop Time.

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"Submit Score" will be available in a future update.

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Select the “Retry” button to return to the Field and reset the timer and score.

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Select the “X” in the top-left corner to close the Score Window and return to the Field.

This will not reset the Field, timer, or score. It will return to the Field exactly as it was at the moment the project was stopped.


How to Expand and Shrink the VIQC Virtual Skills Window

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The window begins at a smaller size by default. If you want to expand the window, select the “Expand” button at the top left corner.

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Select “Shrink” in the top-left corner to return the window to the default size.


How to Hide and Show the VIQC Virtual Skills Window

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Select the “Hide” button to collapse the Virtual Skills Window. This will still keep the blue toolbar at the top of the window visible.

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To view the full window again, select the “Show” button.


How to Select Different Camera Views in the VIQC Virtual Skills Window

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Select the “Top Camera” button to see an overhead view of the entire Field. This is the default view when you open the Virtual Skills Window.

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Select the “Chase Camera” button to see a behind-the-robot view.

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Select the “Orbit Camera” button to see an overview of Fling and the full Field.


How to Log Out in the VIQC Virtual Skills Window

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Select the gear icon to open the Settings window.

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In this window, your team's number will appear. Select "Log out" to log out of your team's VIQC Virtual Skills and return to the log in window.

Note: Data about your device will be displayed in the Settings window. This can be used to help troubleshoot any performance issues