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Recipe Management#

The Recipe Management pane allows you to view vTool information, monitor recipe execution, and make adjustments to recipes to improve the performance.

Properties Tab#

Recipe Management - Properties Tab

The areas on this tab allow you to interact with the vTool currently selected in the Workbench.

Preview Pin Data#

This area displays a preview of the input and output data of the vTool currently selected in the Workbench when running a recipe. For a larger view, open a pin data view via the Workbench toolbar. This displays only the output data.

vTool Information#

This area allows you to change the identifier of a vTool to a name of your choice. Names can be composed of alphanumeric characters [A-Z, a-z, 0-9]. Underscores '_' are allowed but not as a leading character. Numbers are also not allowed as leading characters.

vTool Settings#

This area allows you to open the settings dialog of the vTool to configure the vTool. Alternatively, you can double-click a vTool to open its settings.

Statistics Tab#

Recipe Management - Statistics Tab

The Statistics tab allows you to measure the execution times of vTools to check whether your timing requirements are met. The recipe must be running to be able to collect the statistical data.

You can measure the execution times of a single vTool or all vTools in the recipe. The execution times of all vTools are recorded in a CSV file. You can use a spreadsheet application to analyze the data.


CPUs may run with different frequencies depending on the current load, e.g., due to CPU throttling or dynamic frequency scaling. Therefore, the times measured may vary depending on the configuration of your system and the overall CPU load.

Windows: If you want to eliminate the effect of CPU throttling, set the power plan to Best performance.

Optimization Tab#

Recipe Management Tab - Optimization Tab

The Optimization tab allows you to optimize thread handling.

A recipe provides a pool of worker threads. A worker thread from this thread pool is used for data processing tasks of the vTools. On the Optimization tab, you can specify the thread count, e.g., to match it to the actual number of CPUs. The optimum setting depends on the hardware used and the maximum number of vTools working in parallel.


A vTool may use additional internal threads. This depends on the underlying implementation of the individual vTool.

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