Application Settings

Application Settings include: Element colours, 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

Direct Link to Dialog :

Application-Settings dialog-box

See also :Style/Theme Options, Dark, Light, and Personalisation Styles.

tog_minusTo Save, Load and Distribute Application-Settings and Themes

To Save and Load Application Settings and Themes

STEP 1: Edit menu > Application Settings > General tab > Style Options...

Select Charcoal Dark Slate or Windows10

If Charcoal Dark Slate is the Target Theme, then ... click Load button, load the Dark.XML style.

If Windows10 is the Target Theme, then ... click Load button, load the Light.XML style.

The Dark and Light styles use colours that suit the Charcoal Dark Slate and Windows10 themes, respectively.

STEP 2: Edit menu > Application-Settings

Edit colours, icons sizes, text sizes, number format, and all other settings.

When the settings are 'good for you'...

STEP 3: File menu > Exit
STEP 4: Re-start MechDesigner.

The Theme and Application-Settings save automatically to your MechDesigner.ini file when you exit, and load when you re-start. Your Theme and Application-Settings should now be your default settings.

To distribute your settings and style to other workstations:

First, make a save a copy of the Settings and Theme that you want to distribute

STEP 1: Click the Edit menu > Application-Settings > Save button

In the Application-Settings dialog, click the Save button. Select a file-name.

The settings are saved to this directory <CommonAppData>\PSMotion\Style

STEP 2: Exit MechDesigner

Make a copy of file-name.xml to a memory-stick for example.

On the Workstation to which you want to distribute the settings and theme:

STEP 3: Start MechDesigner
STEP 4: Click Application-Settings > Load button to load file-name.XML as the new style.

To make sure the new settings and style are applied and saved to MechDesigner.ini

STEP 5: Exit and Restart MechDesigner


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