Overview: 15.6 - Configuration Manager

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    Click here to see an overview of the larger subject of Microvellum configurations. This article begins where that article ends and focuses specifically on the Configuration Manager, what it is, and how it is used.

     

    Configuration settings are saved in the Windows Registry. In order to migrate or share configurations between different machines, you have three options.

    a. - Note all the configuration settings on the first machine and then duplicate them in a new configuration after creating it on the second machine.

    b. - Use the Registry Editor to export a .REG file for use when importing to another computer. See the “Transferring Microvellum Configurations & Preferences” for more information.

    c. - Use the new “Configuration Manager” to export the preferred configuration. Transfer it to the other machine and export it there using the same version.

    We recommend that you use the third option above, which is newly available in version 15.6. The Configuration Manager makes it easier and less error-prone to share configurations around your organization. For example, perhaps you want to pass the data and settings from one computer using on an older version of the software, to another computer using a newer version.

     

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    Fig. 1

     

    The screen “Manage Application Settings” contains two tabs and associated data.

    • The tab Current Configurations includes those configurations that are currently attached to your current software session. It commonly contains information directly related to each set of library you have setup. You may add to this list of configurations, rename any of them, make a copy, delete one, or exported one to another system.

     

    • The tab Current Preferences commonly contains information directly related to the various properties found on the Options screen.

     

    Current Configurations Tab

     

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    1.) “Add” a configuration.     Add.png

    Click from the list of all configurations, of all Microvellum software products on the computer, to add to the current software product that is open.

     

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    2.) “Rename” a configuration.     Rename.png

    Enter a new name for the configuration highlighted.

     

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    3.) “Copy” a configuration.     Copy.png

    Make a copy of the configuration highlighted.

     

    4.) “Delete” a configuration.     Delete.png

    Delete the configuration highlighted.

     

    5.) “Export” a configuration.     Export.png

    Assemble all the configuration components and create a file with the extension MVG for use when importing this configuration to another computer, software product, etc. Navigate to a location on disc to save the configuration file. Use this command on a source computer to setup a new user with a configuration that exactly matches the computers of your other users.

     

    6.) “Import” a configuration.     Import.png

    Migrates or brings the configuration components from another computer or software product into this product. Navigate to a location on disc where the configuration file to import is located. Use this command on a target computer to setup a new user with a configuration that exactly matches the computers of your other users.

     

    7.) “New from default libraries…"     NewFromLibraries.png

    Creates a new configuration from the default library you select. These default libraries are installed when the program is installed, before you install a specific library type or version. After initialization is complete, the configuration will show up in the list named according to the unit type you select in the process. For example, if you select Metric, the name of the new configuration will be Toolbox Metric.

     

     

    Current Preferences Tab

     

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    1.) “Add” a preference.     Add.png

    Click from the list of all preference, of all Microvellum software products on the computer, to add to the current software product that is open.

     

    2.) “Rename” a preference.     Rename.png

    Enter a new name for the preference highlighted.

     

    3.) “Copy” a preference.     Copy.png

    Make a copy of the preference highlighted.

     

    4.) “Delete” a preference.     Delete.png

    Delete the preference highlighted.

     

    5.) “Import” a preference.     Import.png

    Migrates or brings the preference properties from another computer or software product into this product. Navigate to a location on disc where the preference file to import is located (MVF file extension). Use this command on a target computer to setup a new user with preferences that exactly matches the computers of your other users.

     

    6.) “Export” a preference.     Export.png

    Assemble all the preference properties and create a file with the extension MVF for use when importing this preference to another computer, software product, etc. Navigate to a location on disc to save the preference file. Use this command on a source computer to setup a new user with preferences that exactly match the computers of your other users.

     

     

     

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