Furniture design software DESIGN SINTEZ

System settings

System settings

In this module are set all working parameters of the program.

Current parameters

Shown vertical menu- The option has local character (only for the current project).  Usually it must be switched off when you work with a long room, and the size of your monitor is unsufficient to show the full drawing view at its coloring. Мost  of the operations from the vertical menu are added  in the horizontal menu (Operations - Render drawing ) and in the contextual menu (item Camera).

AutoCAD command line - Displays the Command Line window when it has been hidden for the current drawing. The command line restores when you restart the program or open a new drawing.

AutoCAD statusbar - The option sets the display (if checked) or not (if off) of the AutoCAD status bar. It is active by default. If excluded, the reloading of the module or opening of a new drawing activate it again. The statusbar hiding increases the working screen space.

Manager of operations and commands - The option sets the loading (if checked) or not (if off) of the Command manager with right mouse click on the screen. Active by default. It is recommendatory to switch off it during work in AutoCAD environment with the purpose to load the menu with right mouse click on the screen instead of  Command manager window. The repeated loading of the module and opening of new  or already existing drawing again activates the option .


Constant parameters


Common unit of measure in program - This parameter defines common unit of measure in program used at entering incoming parameters. It can be millimeters  or centimeters. Changing proceeds in service job (Drawing) and is in force only for new jobs. For saved ones in force is old unit of measure. Field Number symbols after decimal symbol determines to which symbol after decimal comma to round off values calculated by the program in respective unit of measure.

Turn on / turn off highlighting of the active objects for selection -Controls the display of selection previewing.  If the option is checked, objects are highlighted when the pickbox cursor rolls over them. This selection previewing indicates that the object would be selected if you clicked.

Shown horizontal menu - line - Controls the display of the menu bar. 

Turn on / turn off the ViewCube - Controls the display of the ViewCube (3D navigation) for the current viewport when the 3D graphics system is active. This tool allows rotation with simultaneous review of the screen image in the visible screen area, which in turn facilitates the setup of working views.

Navigation Cube - Controls the display of the ViewCube tool in the current viewport when the 3D graphics system is active.ViewCube is a 3D navigation tool that is displayed when you are working in a 3D visual style. The ViewCube tool is a persistent, clickable and draggable interface that you use to switch between standard and isometric views of your model. When you display the ViewCube tool, it is shown in one of the corners of the window over the model in an inactive state. While the ViewCube tool is inactive, it provides visual feedback about the current viewpoint of the model as view changes occur. When the cursor is positioned over the ViewCube tool, it becomes active; you can switch to one of the available preset views, roll the current view, or change to the Home view of the model.

Degree of magnification change at mouse wheel moving - Controls how much the magnification changes when the mouse wheel moves forward or backward.Accepts an integer between 3 and 100 as a valid value. The higher the number, the more the change.

Informs about registered mistakes and conflicts - Permits the messages for found mistakes or conflicts in the program in the moment of their origin.

Requires confirmation to delete the primitives for unit generating - Specifies how to be deleted the found in the drawing 2D and 3D primitives  resulting from manual operations or unfinished units. If the option is checked the primitives will be deleted only after confirmation. When it is not active, the primitives will be deleted without warning.

Section Create element nomenclature - The purpose of this section is to define when to be activated automatically the option Create element nomenclature for units that create element nomenclatures. The choices are:

  • WhenIn default mode is checked - Remember the last used mode.
  • When  Always create is checked - The option Create element nomenclature is always active.
  • There is no active option - The option Create element nomenclature is not checked.

Section Edgeband - casework - The purpose of this section is to define when to be activated automatically the optionEdgeband - casework. It sets the edging of generated units by default (all visible sides of the elements are edged).The choices are:

  • When In default mode is checked - Remember the last used mode.
  • When  Always create is checked - The option Edgeband - casework is always active.
  • There is no active option - The option Edgeband - casework is not active.

Set the basic system parameters in a mode by default - Automatically makes zero and set  current values of all parameters used by program modules (thickness  of elements, name of layers etc.) in a mode by default with values, used by system at its initial installation. The adjustment of parameters has to be done if they are incorrectly loaded from the modules as a result of failures and unfinished records.

Grid display - The auxiliary tool for orientation in space. When there is a generated room the grid spread only one quarter of the screen.  Therefore it  is unworkable at creation of drawings. It is possible to use it at creation of a new unit.

Program for processing of saved graphic images of the drawings  - Specify a path  and choose (use the button on left) program (the EXE file for program opening) for opening of the saved images of the projects in modules Open job and Save as new job (button Load)

Program for opening of  reports in tabular view - In this section you have to select  a program for opening and printing of an information (Microsoft Excel or OpenOfficeCalc). Make the choice with one from the two buttons which are taking place under the section title.

Path to working system files  - Defines a location of the database used by the program. Allows a work in a local network. To work with a database from  other computer in the network, it is necessary to be seen from yours as a device, for example: " Y: \ " (" My Network Places - > Tools - > Map Network Drive ").  The program has to be installed on the two computers on the device " C: \ " .The specified address of working files is must begin with the letter of the respective device answering on " C: \ " of the main computer and a folder (directory) of the program (for example: "Y:\Acad_pic"). All options and parameters regulating work of the program modules , are saved on yours working place (computer).  The made jobs and new created units, as well all supporting files to them, are in a database of the main computer. 

Create archive/ Restore system database - This operation is for saving the entered data in the system -created drawings, their supported files  and the system parameters by default .You must make an backup copy periodically to be able to restore the lost data.The backup makes  on device,different from that where the program is (C:\) .The restoration of an archival copy performes with the same button, after a new full instalation of the program or in case of data lost. Before restoring of archive delete directory "../acad_pic/Proekti" from the device where it will be restored.The archive does not contain DWG files from a folder " C:/Acad_pic/ Bazi ", inclusive non-standard units (tables, chairs, soft furniture etc.). This concern to the palettes, added by you, too. Therefore if you have  such units and palettes made by you, it is necessary to make an additional archive - import file for units and copies for palettes.

  Except  manual backup, the module supports and the system for an automatic creation of backup copy. For that purpose it is enough to have a chosen device, on which to preserve the archive.  Select a day or several days from a week and hour,when the backup would make and press the button Save date.

The total number of saved backup copies depends on value  Maximal number of saved backup copies. When the entered value is reached, the oldest backups will be removed from the list and as files from the disk. By this way is made automatic disk cleaning of old archival copies with the purpose to avoid overflow of a disk.

Show scroll bar tapes- These tapes take place outside the working screen. It is practical to hide them when you have not enough place on the screen. Settings are actual for all opened jobs and they are not set by default.

Delete nomenclatures - The operation deletes those nomenclatures, which are used in price  formation and accounting the quantity of materials, together with some other basic adjustments. The operation requires confirmation and is irreversible. It is possible to remove each element of the list separately or all elements together.

Texts in the dialogue forms - Shows in a new window the list with all texts of the program depending on the chosen language. The texts have service function. Do not delete or edit them.

Texts of messages - Shows in a new form a  list with the texts, which the program uses in the service messages. The texts have service function. Do not delete or edit them.

Capacity of nomenclatures - Loads window Capacity of nomenclatures.  It  contains an information about the total capacity of all nomenclatures. Here you can change (increase) capacity of the basic nomenclatures : Nomenclature elements, Nomenclature units and   Nomenclature units - elemnts and etc. ( If you have reached the  maximum of their capacity). Here is indicated and the step (determined by the value in field Step of increasing) for each nomenclature  with which to increase the maximum capacity at reaching the referred one. (module Test of units, Capacity of nomenclatures).



Background in the dialogue forms - Background in the dialogue forms - Here you can set a background of dialogue windows of the program. Textures have different quality and size. From the choice of a background depends a time for loading the forms .

There is a opportunity for addition of others background images here. Choose a graphic file format   (.BMP, .JPG or .ALL) and press the button below. It opens a form  with the content of your hard disk. Specify a file and press the button Set. Press the button Add to add it to the list.

For activation of the background select  it in the list and press Set. By a similar way you can delete an item  from the list. Select it and press the button Delete, and then the button Set. The background image deletes only from the list, but remains on a hard disk of the computer. So the operator can add it again.

Registration of errors and conflicts in the program

The module has informational character. It is destined for service usage. The module gives the information about the status of the program for a concrete workplace.The program modules register the conflicts in system, errors and discrepancies, which create problems during a work with the program.

If you found an incorrect executed operations or inexecution of operation it is necessary to connect with service and to send a file  "C:\ACAD_PIC\BAZI\Design_err.bin".

The CAD system shows the messages for the already loaded modules of the program sometimes . They do not disturb the work of the program.   Sometimes as a result of a lack of RAM memory the system does not load some modules (informs about hidden or not found objects). In these cases check up the memory status of memory (use command "STATUS") and restart the system. Always close the unnecessary jobs.

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