Hi again. This is a tutorial of sorts, to show what Helperdeck does and how it can be used.
This is the window that shows up at startup. Helperdeck autodetects any datapacks you have, and gives you quick access to them - in this case the Amp32, Amp4 and Amp15-PS. Then you can also open a different datapack if you have one. Let's open the Amp32.
The Amp32 is open, and this is the Helperdeck interface ... after some window rearrangement We're working on Stage 1 corresponding to the 41Hz instructions. We've just clicked the heading of the stage, and all the board locations and contents light up - this is good to familiarize yourself with the stage you're at.
Now we may choose to solder C3 - but want some info on it. So we click C3 in the stage window. The placement on the board is highlighted, and the bag window shows us that a 0.1uF SMD cap goes there.
Say you click the position C3 on the board instead - this also shows what component should go there, highlighted in the bags window to the left.
Then we can click the overall entry for these 0.1uF SMD caps, in Bag 1. Then Helperdeck shows you where ALL of these go on the board. If you know that you just want to get that type of component on the board, you can just finish soldering all of those, and quickly see where they go. This is pretty much the biggest time-saver, I've found.
This shows the Autoflow option - this hides all the bag contents, but then automatically opens any bag you have selected a component/position from in the other windows. This can reduce clutter or make work quicker - it depends on your style of working.
This shows how Autoflow works - Helperdeck will open Bag 2 and highlight the 0.1uF caps if you select them somewhere.
Hope this is useful!