User preferences vary a lot. As a result it is possible to change the defaults for a variety of Graphical User Interface settings. Here you'll find a brief description of all options.
Shows the Welcome Screen at startup. The Welcome screen can also be invoked via Help Menu→Welcome
When enabled you will be asked for confirmation when exiting MLDesigner
The graphical user interface is a Multi-Document Interface (MDI) when this option is checked. In non-MDI modus each window is opened as a separate entity and can be handled separately making window management a lot more flexible.
Specifies whether MLDesigner should deal with file permissions of model directories and files or if it is left to the operating system. In later case GUI elements are disabled and you have to use system commands to deal with file permissions.
All open models will be reopened when MLDesigner is shut down and restarted.
Turns all tooltip texts off when the tick is removed from this checkbox.
The tab size for all text editors.
The default path of the command console is set with this variable. This setting becomes effective after shutting down and restarting MLDesigner.
The font for all graphical user interface elements. You must shut down and restart MLDesigner before the setting takes effect.
Specifies the maximum number of models in the list of last opened models.
Specifies the PDF document browser. If left empty the operating system's default PDF viewer will be used.
Specifies the HTML browser used to open websites. If left empty the operating system's default HTML browser will be used.
The default company information for future use.
The default copyright notice for user defined model elements. Appears in the tooltip text for primitives, in the online documentation and in primitive source code for primitives, modules and systems.
The model base My Libraries points to the physical directory registered in this field. Changes to this setting are only valid for the current modeling session.
The model base Shared Libraries points to the physical directory registered in this field. Changes to this setting are only valid for the current modeling session.
Specifies the folder where the temporary files produced by MLDesigner are stored.
Specifies the URL of the MLDesigner Update Server. Is set by default.
Specifies how often MLDesigner will check for updates.
Every action in the following list can be performed with or without a confirmation screen. By default all options are active. Whenone of these actions are performed a confirmation window is shown. You are asked if you really want to remove, delete, restore, move, or copy the model. The option Do not show this message again does exactly that. One click in the checkbox and the confirmation screen is not displayed again for the action you were performing. It is possible to reactivate this option in the Settings dialog.
Specifies whether a warning message box is shown before a reference to a model is deleted in the tree view.
Specifies whether a warning message box is shown before a model or file is deleted from the trashcan.
Specifies whether a warning message box is shown before a model or file is restored from trashcan.
Specifies whether a warning message box is shown before a selected model or file is moved to the trashcan or to another directory.
Specifies whether a warning message box is shown before a selected model or file is copied to another directory.
Specifies whether a warning message box is shown when a URL is specified for addition to a model server list that does not exist.
Checkbox option to activate the History mechanism for the Tree View. An option combo box stores information about your modeling sessions. A click on the down arrow expands the History list. A click on an item in the list expands the Tree View and highlights the item.
Specifies whether the history is cleared when MLDesigner is closed.
The number of items shown in the History combo box.
Specifies when History items should be removed from the list. forever means the items are never deleted unless the maximum number of items has been reached.
Specifies the time interval at which all models are saved automatically. Set the value to 0 to disable the autosave function.
You can select a new graphic for the cursor.
The complete model is visible in the model window on opening. With large systems it is sometimes difficult to see the details of the system and some adjustments in the zoom level may be necessary. The default zoom when the checkbox is deselected is set to 100%.
Show or hide the grid pattern in the Model Editor Window.
When selecting a model element in the Model Editor Window or an item in the tree view, the corresponding element or related item is highlighted.
Turns on/off the display of the port labels for all model instances.
the model instances added to a model will be labeled with the logical name of the model they reference to; if this option is disabled, the label is composed of the physical name, followed by '#' and an instance counter.
Specifies whether a message box arises to report model structure errors while saving the model.
Specifies whether a message box arises when you add a memory to a model of a domain in which memories are not compatible with the model of computation and might lead to problems.
Specifies whether properties for parameters, memories, events, and resources are shown sorted by their name.
The model background color.
The color of the model instance that is to be replaced. You can drag a replacement model instance into the Model Editor Window and drop it onto an existing model instance thereby replacing it.
Model instances that are not compatible with the domain of the module or system or have construction errors.
The color of the model instance or port that is firing during simulation when graphical animation is active.
Default color for FSM states.
Default color for FSM histories.
Default color for FSM default entrances.
Default color for FSM transitions.
The last 10 entries are used for changing the default color of the different port types.
Enables or disables the relation autorouting.
Turns on and off rounding the corners in relations.
Turns on and off rounding the corners in FSM transitions.
Sets the line width to draw the FSM transitions.
The default domain for new systems, modules and primitives in the Create New Model dialog.
The built-in editor with debugging features.
An editor of your choice. @$ may be used as a placeholder for the filename of the primitive
The environment variable must be set for this option to work otherwise the built-in editor is used. (this option is only available on Linux)
Font type and font size for the built-in editor.
Colors and highlighting only apply to built-in editor.
Colors and highlighting apply to FSM Action Editor.
Define a different set of colors for the FSM Editor or use the same color set for the Primitive Source Editor.
Sets type, style, and size of font used in FSM Action Editor.
Specifies whether a warning message box should be shown when the content of the Action Editor has not been verified.
Specifies whether a warning message box should be shown when the content of the Event Expression Editor has not been verified.
Specifies which external simulation method is preferred:
The file type generated when running a simulation extern. The files are written to the target directory.
The file type generated when running a simulation extern. The destination directory must be selected from a file creation dialog.
The message written to standard output when an iteration of a simulation is started.
The message written to standard output when an iteration of a simulation is finished / aborted.
The following warnings are generated after changes are made to a model while in simulation mode:
Specifies whether a warning message box should be shown when the model has to be recompiled before next simulation run due to some changes.
Specifies whether a warning message box should be shown when the model has to be compiled before continue with an action.
The following warnings are generated when switching to simulation mode in a system that contains probes or breakpoints:
If a breakpoint parameter is changed during a simulation, a warning dialog displays when the simulation is continued.
If a probe parameter is changed during a simulation, a warning dialog displays when the simulation is continued.
The scheduler which distributes the interations of an external simualtion will wait this time in seconds until the simulation is ready to start.
If breakpoint exist in a system it is possible to make them active/inactive when switching to simulation mode. The breakpoint can also be activated/deactivated using the Breakpoints on/off icon on the toolbar.
Probes are created with DISPLAY set to yes.
Tab widget in Console View to display FSM states is active by default when you switch to the simulation mode.
Hierarchical models are opened automatically on step actions. This option is only used for graphical simulations.
Activating this checkbox means that graphical animation will be active for every simulation. You must then deselect the Graphical Animation icon on the toolbar if you do not want graphical animation during a simulation. Simulations are a lot slower with these options and should only be used when needed. With graphical animation active the ports, modules and primitives are highlighted when they fire or accept particles during simulation.
Activating this checkbox means that textual animation will be active for every simulation. You must then deselect the Textual Animation icon on the toolbar if you do not want textual animation during a simulation. Simulations are a lot slower with these options and should only be used when needed. With textual animation active, a log of all firings of ports, modules and primitives are printed to a separate Animation tab in the Console View.
Limits the number of lines of textual output to the Animation tab of the Console View during a simulation. Setting this too high could lead to memory overload and system crash especially with extremely large systems.
Provides a list to select the debugger used for starting a simulation process within a debugger for source code debugging. You have to leave simulation mode before the changes to this option become effective.
Sets type, font, and size of font used in the Command Console.
Limits the number of log entries. Oldest log entries are deleted once the limit is reached. Remember you can save or clear the Log Window via the context menu!
Reduce the number of warnings or errors displayed in the Log Console by degree of severity. Many includes all trivial warnings that usually do not affect the simulation of the module or system.
Display warnings that often do not affect the functionality of the model or model instance.
Display errors that are likely to affect the functionality of a model or model instance.
Activates the Log Window when an error occurs.
There are a number of warnings and error messages when converting COSSAP user defined project libraries to MLDesigner compatible format. This area is untested but if you are seeing too many error messages that you do not wish to see because they are perhaps unimportant, you can gradually filter them out by selecting the appropriate option from the drop-down menu.
Shows all error messages.
Filters out warnings that are not important.
Only important messages are displayed.
All error messages are filtered out.
The default path that appears in the Save As dialog when you convert a MLDesigner system to a PTcl file.