I have listed below some things I would like changed in the FMS software to help make our jobs easier. I understand these will take time to be added if at all. I am still making the post so other scorekeepers can weigh in and add any additional items.
Rearrange red driver stations on screen. The blue driver stations are numbered top to bottom and match up with the field since the number 1 blue team is farthest away and 3 is nearest. The red teams are oriented differently on the screen compared to what we see on the field.
Bypass all option. This would be very helpful, especially in Match Test.
Error message on start match when robots are not ready. This suggestion ties in with the last one, a few times we tried to start a match forgetting to bypass teams and thought the computer didnít receive the button press. This could be a buzzer from the scoring table light stand.
Driver station lights show DS or robot issue. It would be nice if the blue or red lights above the driver station would blink a different rate or alternate or do something to indicate if we are waiting on the DS or just the robot. I know this is already on the FTA screen but that is not always pointed towards the side of the field that the team that hasnít connected is on.
Message on FCUI during prestart. Can a message be shown on the blue box when the computer is prestarting so we donít accidentally try to hit Set Audience Screen when the computer is in the process of prestarting? I believe the true issue is prestarting takes too long, but I donít expect to see that change.
More keyboard shortcuts. I might be alone in this but I prefer to use the keyboard instead of the mouse. I would like to be able to do more with the keyboard.
Update team number and card status on head ref screen at the same time. Our head ref was confused when a team was marked as not having a card when the team numbers appeared. It was actually a card left from the previous math that disappeared when prestart was complete.
Add a field clear timer for the head ref. The head ref was told that FMS had a timer that marked two minutes after the field clear so she knows if a time out or backup team request was made in time. We could not find it on FMS and had never heard of it before.
Put field clear (and subsequent timer) on head ref screen. I think this was intended but I wanted to make sure it was mentioned.