Note - These user setting are retained for each users, they are not saved with models
Run Multi User
Set this option if you want to share access to ControlDraw models with other users, run multiple sessions or open in the reviewer at the same time as ControlDraw. Deselect it to open models exclusively shutting out other users
Logout if idle
Close the model if no activity after the time. Recommended even for one user to keep time spent counts accurate.
Prompt User Changes
Set this option if you want to see when other users log in and out
Check Model Structure on Opening
ControlDraw carries out checks on the integrity of a model when opening or selecting in the File manager. Specifically it now checks that all the table fields, queries and relationships in the model are up to date with the latest structure. This can be switched off by deselecting it.
Compact Last model on Exit
When closing ControlDraw the last open model is compacted
Prompt before Compact
Ask before compacting
Backup Last model on Exit
When closing ControlDraw the last open model is backed up
Name to use for diagram titles the diagrams as pages as Page or Figure or whatever
"Text Height Correction" and "Text Width Correction". These values (in twips) are the amount by which to increase the size of text boxes beyond that needed on the screen to account for scaling differences with printers that could cause some of the text to be hidden. If you find that parts of text are missing then increase the values.
Remember Show Captions
When this is set they restore this when a diagram is opened.
Enable Internal Browser for XML and HTM Links.
When set double clicking objects with a web or file name in the first line of the text will open the Internal Web Browser.
Show in Diagram Caption
Review status and Class - Default is off, switch on to show the review status and/or class after the diagram name in the diagram window
Highlight split connections under the mouse
When set (default) if you have connections that are split a red line shows the connections when the mouse is over a split end
Show hidden text with mouse move"
When moving the mouse over a symbol that has hidden text then the text is shown under the symbol in grey.
Always add new diagrams at the end.
Keeps the existing diagram order.
Use User Text rather than tagnames for new child diagrams.
When set, When creating a diagram as a new child page the tagname will be taken from the symbol text rather than the symbol Tagname.
Tagname will be used if the User Text is blank
Additionally the User Text will always be used if the Tagname is blank
Remember Scroll and Zoom in Tools Utilities determines whether diagrams remember their last viewed state.
Selects whether clicking the print button in the main toolbar runs the Reviewer, Prints the current diagram, or shows a sub menu.
Fold main toolbar
When set and the main window is too narrow the main toolbar is shown in rows, otherwise it is truncated
Drawing Mode Defaults sets the default drawing modes associated with the three mode buttons:
Click one of the master mode buttons(the three on the left and then set the appropriate Draw options buttons then click Save.
Move Diagram Down for vars panel
When set, when the variants or instances are shown the diagram is moved down to make space
Pages in view history
The maximum number in the recently viewed diagram list
When creating by dragging only create a note
These apply when the Allow Insert by Dragging as set in the Drawing model toolbar,
When this option is set it is always a note that is created.
When not set, the symbol created is the last one selected in the Palette.
After creating by dragging cancel drag mode
Most useful for adding occasional notes to a diagram.
Symbols Library The file containing the Palette
You should rarely if ever need to change this. However it may be relevant for workgroups sharing a library.
The Script Editor
You may change this to you favourite script editor. ControlDraw includes the Koan editor
The Picture Editor
You may change this to your favourite, ControlDraw initially uses the standard Windows Paint program.
You can choose to use another folder. note - this folder is used in ControlDraw and the Reviewer for logging purposes and in the Reviewer for a backup of the comments database.
Here you can set whether LDB Checking runs, see also MS LDBViewer.
Max User Query Rows (initial value = 120) and Max User Query Cols (initial value = 30)
These limit the size that user queries can be when shown on a diagram, if truncated the last row will say show how more there are.