Workspace Layout (workspace.4dw)

  When a project is saved a "workspace.4dw" file is written into the project directory. This insured, that the next time you open the same project the toolbars remain in the same location. Once you have a layout you prefer to use as a standard, open the "Project -> Management -> Workspace -> Setup" panel, [...]
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Setting Text Style favorites

  A simple 12d Model file can be customized to enable the correct text font, size, colour etc to be selected automatically from all drop down-list where text is required as part of other 12d panels. This saves the user needing to select these standards for different operations and ensures consistency. Program -> Tree -> [...]
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Loading a Text Style (Font)

  Loading a text style or new font into 12d 12d Model is installed with a number of standard font styles, but if your company uses a font type not found in the standard 12d Model list, you will need to add a new font type into the list to be used. Once loaded, 12d [...]
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Setups.4d

When starting a new project the "setups.4d" text file can automatically create a number of standard views, named correctly or start with various 12d panels already pinned onto the project workspace area. To edit this file you will need to copy it from the 12d installed “setup” directory and make any changes using notepad or [...]
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Userkeys.4d

  12d provides a number of user keys or “hot keys” for accessing panels or operation. Users are able to modify the provided file and add additional commands to quickly access commonly utilized panels. The best method for editing this file is to simple copy the original file provided by 12d Solutions ($Setups) and place [...]
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Apply Template and Apply MTF Defaults

Apply_defaults.4d and Apply_Many_defaults.4d These default files can be amended to help users automatically create the correct model names for these specific functions. They help set, model names, tin names, colours for cross sections, mapping files etc and ensures consistency across the company. The "Design > Apply > Defaults >" Options are easy to set up [...]
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Set up Extra Help for 12d Users

Users are able to add additional help files for many of the panel displaying the help button on the bottom right hand corner of standard 12d Model panels. By creating a “Help” directory under the “$User” directory and then adding additional directories each with the name of the 12d panel on which the help is [...]
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Sheet Sizes File (Sheets.4d)

  When creating plot frames, quick sheet plots, Longitudinal, Drainage or Cross Sectional plots a pop-up list defining various sheet sizes is available. Users can specify additional sheet size names, width and heights to be displayed in the pop-up list. This file is easy to edit and can then be accessed by all users if [...]
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Panel Defaults (DDX files) Dialog Default File

  When a panel is opened, 12d Model may set some default values for that panel. However for most panels the user can supply the values to be used for all the panel fields each time a panel is opened. This information is stored in a defaults file for a panel. The defaults file has [...]
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Creating a Usermenu.4d file

Creating a 12d  "Usermenu.4d" file 12d Model is installed with option for users to create their own a menu options. By placing the correct coding required into a text file called “Usermenu.4d”, 12d will automatically add your customised file into the standard main menu when a 12d Model project is started. Some of the various [...]
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