rattleCAD 4.0 - FAQ

How can I configure rattleCAD?

... to modify the default behaviour of rattleCAD.


Preface

  • You have your own way of work with rattleCAD.
  • You wants rattleCAD to behave as you want.
  • You dont want to reconfigure rattleCAD again and again.
  • rattleCAD persist your settings specific to your user and computer name.


Open the Preferences Panel

You can open the User Preferences Panel from the Menu:

File -> Preferences

rattleCAD 4.0.03 - Windows


rattleCAD 4.0.03 - MacOS



The Preferences Panel

The Preferences Panel offers several options:

rattleCAD 4.0.03 - Windows - User Preferences


rattleCAD 4.0.03 - MacOS - User Preferences


Config File:

Your configuratin file: hostName = [hostName]
$HOME/.rattleCAD_init@$hostName.xml

ProjectDir:

This is the location, where File -> Open and File -> Save points to.
or in other words, the location where your project files are saved per default

ExportDir:

This is the standard export directory, where e.g. Export -> ... as SVG points to,
or in other words, the location where you can find files exported from rattleCAD.

ExportDir_html:

This is the location, where Export -> ... as HTML points to,
or in other words, the location where your html - file and the required references are exported to.

ExportDir_pdf:

This is the location, where Export -> ... as PDF points to,
or in other words, the location where your pdf - files are exported to.

Type_FrameJig:

rattleCAD (Private and Professional) provides settings for different type of frame jigs:
select the frame jig to be displayed in the Workshop Drawings per default.

Type_Template:

rattleCAD gives the opportunity to define between two default templates:

  • Road
  • MTB

You can select between these two types here. The corresponding files are provided by rattleCAD itself.
You have the possibility to define your own templates by defining two specific files in your $ProjectDir. These two files are standard rattleCAD - project files, just with a specific naming convention. $ProjectDir:
Road: _init_TemplateRoad.rc4
MTB: _init_TemplateMTB.rc4