Create random access (matrix) or dichotomous (pathway) keys.
Multiple operating system support (E.g. Windows, OSX, Linux, Solaris).
File format compatibility across operating systems.
Direct open of older v3.x keys directly into version 4.
Import key data (LIF (Text based), LIF3 (XML based), CSV).
Import media (Media List (XML based).
Export key data (LIF3 (XML based), CSV, Text files).
Export key media (Media List (XML based).
Save/Save As with automatic rolling back ups.
Improved data entry, with inbuilt rules to help structure your key.
Sorting (Features and Entities).
Multiple views supported (Tree and List views).
Builder preferences (colors, warnings and other settings).
Multiple language support. In built language editor for both the Builder and Player language strings.
Font type and size options.
Key filtering during construction and deployment.
Multiple score types available, not just present and absent. Allow for user misinterpretation.
Score Analyser to help determine Entity separation and polymorphism analysis.
Single State selection option for Multistate Features.
Three data scoring methods (Spreadsheet, By Features and By Entities).
Feature Dependencies (Positive and Negative types).
View reports on Dependencies, Scopes and Subsets.
Subset Features and Entities.
Natural language generation.
Natural language template builder.
Automatic attachment/Detachment of descriptions.
Add comments for data elements.
Automatic UIDs or custom UIDs for Features and Entities.
Multimedia support (Images, HTML, URLs, PDFs).
Automatic thumbnailing of images.
Media meta data (Captions, copyright and comments).
Exclude individual media item from deployment .
Key Reporter - Check on all aspects of your key.
Preview your key at anytime during key construction.
Set a multitude of customizations for how your key operates and looks within the Lucid Player. E.g. Filtered or Ranked view, Trees or List views, Thumbnail galleries, automation of Best and Prune Redundants plus much more.
Inbuilt check for Builder updates.
Simple key deployment process, with option to create a key home page.
Deployed key and Lucid Player runs from USB, CD/DVD, Hard drive, Network drive or web server without any additional plug-ins or software needed, other than a web browser.
Most user friendly and easy to use key player available.
Free key hosting on www.lucidcentral.org.
The backup and support of the Lucid development team. We are constantly improving Lucid Builder and Player based on user feedback.