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Edit | Application-Settings

Application Settings

Application Settings include:

Element colors, number-formats, element sizes, accessibility ...and many more user settings.


To open the dialog :  

Application-Settings icon

Edit toolbar > Application Settings


Edit menu > Application Settings

Dialog :  

Application-Settings dialog-box

Settings, Styles, and Themes...?

Each time you exit MechDesigner, the Settings, Style, and Theme save automatically to the MechDesigner.INI and MechDesigner.XML files. (See Files on my PC).

The files are used the next time you start MechDesigner.


Theme :

Border, Icon, and Dialog colors.

Use Application Settings : General tab > Theme Settings  > Target Theme

There are two Themes:

Charcoal Dark Slate


Style :

Apply a color scheme, or style, for each Theme:

There are two prepared Styles that have colors to contrast with the two Themes.

Use the Load button:

Dark for Charcoal Dark Slate

Light for Windows10

Application Settings :

If you prefer different colors, then edit the colors with:

Application-Settings > Graphics tab > Display Colors

There are many other settings you can make to suit your preferences.

We save the Settings, Style, and Theme when you exit MechDesigner to MechDesigner.INI and MechDesigner.XML

If other people use the computer,

Use the Save button to save your Theme, Style, and Settings

Use the Load button to use your Theme, Style, and Settings

You can also make a copy of the Style to use on a different computer.

DO NOT OVERWRITE the default Dark and Light Styles.

To distribute your Settings and Style to other workstations:

STEP 1: Save the Settings, Style and Theme to a Style file-name.

Click Application-Settings : Save button at the bottom of the dialog.

Save your style as file-name.XML in the default path ( <CommonAppData>\PSMotion\Style )

STEP 2: Exit MechDesigner

STEP 3: Make a copy of file-name.XML

STEP 4: Start MechDesigner on the workstation that you want the same settings and theme

STEP 5: Load your Settings for the Style file-name

Click Application-Settings > Load button to load file-name.XML as the new style.

The Theme, Style and Application-Settings are saved automatically as defaults. They load the next time you start MechDesigner.