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Viewing and Changing the Settings ............................................................3

Exchanging the Settings ..............................................................................5


2.1

Save the project as a template..................................................................5

2.2

Create projects from templates .................................................................7

Restoring the Settings to Standard Values ................................................9

Changing the Settings for Individual Objects ..........................................12

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Viewing and Changing the Settings

In the Settings dialog, you can view and edit all settings for the Project, User,
Workstation, or Company categories.
Precondition:
You have opened a project.
Options > Settings
1. Double-click the Settings dialog on one of the possible categories Project,
User, Workstation, or Company.
Multiple folders / subfolders are opened in the tree view.

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2. Double-click the desired folder / subfolder.
The settings areas in the folders / subfolders are shown in a subordinate
branch of the tree view.

3. To display the settings, select the desired settings area in the tree.

4. Change the desired settings in the right-hand side of the settings dialog.

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Exchanging the Settings

You can pass project-specific settings to other projects. To do this, you must save the
source project settings, together with the project, as a template and then create the
new project from the template.

2.1

Save the project as a template

Project > Management


Precondition:
In the tree structure of project management there is an imported directory with at
least one project.
1. Select your source project in the Project management dialog.

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2. Select [Extras] > Create project template.

3. Select the storage location and the name of the project template.

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4. Click [Save].
A project template is created.

2.2

Create projects from templates

1. Select the menu item Project > New (Wizard).


You reach the Create project dialog, the so-called Project Wizard.

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2. Give the new project a name.

3. Click [...] next to the Template field.

4. Select the desired template in the Open dialog and click [Open].

5. Select a storage location for the project.

6. Click [Finish].
A project is created on the basis of the project template.

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Restoring the Settings to Standard Values

In the settings dialog, you can use a command in the popup menu to return the
individual settings to standard starting values defined by EPLAN. Any settings that
you have made are lost and they return to their default values.
Precondition:
You have opened a project.
Options > Settings
1. Double-click the Settings dialog on one of the possible categories Project,
User, Workstation, or Company.
Multiple folders / subfolders are opened in the tree view.

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2. Double-click the desired folder / subfolder.
The settings areas in the folders / subfolders are shown in a subordinate
branch of the tree view.

3. To display the settings, select the desired settings area in the tree.

4. Click the desired field or check box in the right-hand side of the settings dialog.

5. Select Popup menu > Go to default.


The setting is returned to the default value.

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Changing the Settings for Individual Objects

The settings made for an object are adopted at all levels in your project, i.e. if you
make a setting at a particular level then the setting applies to all levels below. You
can also change the settings for individual objects.
Precondition:
You have selected an object in the page navigator or the graphical editor.
Popup menu > Properties
1. In the Settings dialog, in the Category drop-down list, select the Settings
entry.
The settings are displayed in a table.

2. Click the setting whose value you wish to change.

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3. Enter the desired value.

4. Click [OK].
The setting for the object is saved.

Example:
You wish to use a plot frame in all pages of a project. You also wish to use a different
plot frame on one specific page. To do this, you define the plot frame <Plot frame
name> for all pages in your project and then only change the plot frame setting for
the single page that you wish to be different.

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