The trees generated by the SMARTree software can be viewed and edited outside of the SMARTree software. Using an XML format allows the trees to be manipulated and accessed by external solvers and databases.

Below are screenshots of SMARTree files opened in a Notepad ++©, Internet Explorer© and Microsoft Excel©. Users can make changes as needed and save as new trees with these editors although to it more efficient and less prone to error to create and modify the trees using the SMARTree client. This is especially important as parent-child items in the tree are uniquely defined under the parent_tag and name_tag so as to maintain hierarchy within the tree. Modifying these values can result in trees that won’t have the proper hierarchy when originally saved.

SMARTree opened with Notepad++©

XML internet explorer capture

SMARTree opened with Internet Explorer©

XML excel xml schema capture

SMARTree opened with Microsoft Excel schema 2013 ©

XML excel xml workbook readonly capture

SMARTree opened with Microsoft Excel Workbook 2013©

XML excel xml tree capture

SMARTree opened with Microsoft Excel Workbook 2013©