Generate Static Work Items
Generates static work items in all nodes in the TOP network. None of the work items will be cooked, and dynamic nodes will do nothing.
You can add cook controls for any TOP network to any node. For more information, see Adding TOP network cook controls to any node.
Save Task Graph
Saves the state of all work items to an external file, which can then be restored using the Load Task Graph button. The task graph is saved to the path specified by the Task Graph File parameter.
Load Task Graph
Dirties the network and loads the task graph file in the Task Graph File parameter.
Auto Save Rate
When on, TOPs save the task graph to disk at regular intervals. The save rate is specified in seconds.
Default TOP Scheduler
Specifies the default scheduler node that is used by all TOP nodes, unless the TOP node has its own scheduler override.
On Node Recook
Determines what happens to work items when a node is recooked after it has been modified. By default PDG will regenerate work items in the node, which updates their attribute values to match parameters and invalidates existing output caches.
Update Work Items and Invalidate Caches
The default behavior. When a TOP node recooks, its work items will be updated to match the parameters on the node. Work items that are modified in the process will have their output files invalidated.
Update Work Items Only
Attributes on work items will be updated to match the parameters on the node, but output cache files will never be invalidated.
Nodes will never automatically recook. Work items will be left as-is unless the node is explicitly dirtied.