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Group Option Description
Button Small 1.png Location of ini file. The location of the file where the global general options are saved.
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Miscellaneous
Prompt to load previous project at start-up When SysCAD is started, a dialog box will be displayed which gives the user the option to load the previous project. This is very useful IF the user is working on a single project.
Prompt to save before solve if models added/removed Only available in Build 137 or later. With this option selected, SysCAD will display a pop up (see Changes Detected - Save Project) to remind user to save project changes prior to project solve.
Show Evaluation Order Window If this option is selected, the Evaluation Order window will be visible by default. Otherwise, the user can still view this window by selection View - Evaluation Order.
Show Dialog tool tips Toggles tool tips on the dialog boxes on or off.
Show Status Bar Toggles status bar on the bottom of the application window on or off.
Zip Scenarios files during save This will automatically zip up scenario files when they are created. This is a useful feature, as scenario files can be large.
Log script commands to message window This is the same as option in Command Script dialog box, allows user to disable logging of commands to Message Window.
Current Data Dislay format Options are DD/MM/YY and MM/DD/YY.
Start SysCAD from COM Timeout (seconds) Used when running SysCAD from other application using COM. Allows SysCAD to timeout if errors are present.
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Explorer Window
Open on load The SysCAD Explorer window will be opened when the project is opened and this allows the user to toggle between windows and search for models in a project. This is useful for projects with many flow sheets and trend windows.
Show Node/UnitType/Flows/Tear These will show/hide sections of information when the explorer window is opened. See Explorer Window for more information.
For very large projects, not ticking these tick boxes will save on load time when the explorer window is opened.
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Editors
Use the BrowseButton.png button to find a software editor. The DefaultsButton.png button will attempt to find the default editors recommended by SysCAD (Reaction Editor for reaction files and Notepad++ for controller files).
Text Editor The user is allowed to specify the text editor used for external text files. This will be used to edit pgm files when they are edited from within SysCAD.
NOTES:
  1. If an editor other than notepad is used, the full path for the editor needs to be given.
  2. We recommend the use of Notepad++ as an alternative to Notepad for PGM file editing. For more information please see Using Notepad++ or Using Textpad.
Reaction Editor The user is allowed to specify the text editor used for reaction files. This will be used to edit rct files when they are edited from SysCAD.
NOTES:
  1. We strongly recommend the use of Reaction Editor as an alternative to Notepad for rct file editing. The reaction editor is normally installed as part of the SysCAD package. See Set up the Reaction Editor for more information.
  2. If an editor other than notepad is used, the full path for the editor needs to be given.
ResetToDefault.png Reset to Default Pressing this button will reset all Options on the current tab to default settings.