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Configuration with INI-File

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Some configuration of the software can be done using ‘mesys.ini’ in the installation folder.

Currently the settings are used for database access and formatting of the report.

Section

Value

Description

General

recentfilenumber

Number of recent files shown in the file menu of the software

 

floatinglicense

Path to the licensing file for floating license. It will be written by the software but might be copied to other installations.

Format: \\\\Server\\Share\\path\license.lic

Note: each ‘\’ has to be doubled

 

floatingtimeout

Time in seconds after a floating license is release if the program is not used. Default is 1800

 

fontsize

Fontsize in points, set 0 for default dependent on operating system

 

style

Either windows, fusion, windowsxp.

 

listseparator

Character used as separator for table export. If not set the default setting in operating is used

 

systemlocale

Set to true for decimal point of operating system or false for ‘.’ as decimal separator

 

usecalculatethread

If set to true calculation is done in a separate thread, else set to false

 

ffmpegpath

Path to the program ffmpeg to create videos from animations. It can found at www.ffmpeg.org

For path separators either use ‘/’ or ‘\\’ but not ‘\’.

database

path

The path to the database file can be defined. The database can be copied onto a server, so all software users share the same database. If the filename is given without path, it is opened from the installation directory.
For path separators either use ‘/’ or ‘\\’ but not ‘\’.

 

iswritable

Set it to true if the database may be changed. If set to false no changes are made to the database by the software.

 

usecache

If set to true the database is read to memory. This speeds up the program in case the database is on a network drive. Default is false.

importdatabases

path_1

A path to additional databases can be defined. These additional databases are read only and optionally encrypted. If the filename is given without path, it is opened from the installation directory.

For path separators either use ‘/’ or ‘\\’ but not ‘\’.

 

password_1

The password for the encrypted database

shaft

defaultinputs

Path to a xml-file with default settings

For path separators either use ‘/’ or ‘\\’ but not ‘\’.

 

calculateonfileload

If set to true the calculation is run when a file is loaded. Default is true.

 

acceptfiledrop

If set to true a *.xml input file can be loaded by dropping it on the main window

 

logo

A logo for use on the system page can be defined here. The format had to be PNG.

 

numberofthreads

The number of threads that should be used in FEA calculations. The default is 2. More threads have only little impact on normal shaft calculations, but might be helpful in case of 3D-elastic parts.

rbc

defaultinputs

Path to a xml-file with default settings

For path separators either use ‘/’ or ‘\\’ but not ‘\’.

 

calculateonfileload

If set to true the calculation is run when a file is loaded. Default is true.

 

acceptfiledrop

If set to true a *.xml input file can be loaded by dropping it on the main window

 

logo

A logo for use on the system page can be defined here. The format had to be PNG.

ballscrew

defaultinputs

Path to a xml-file with default settings

For path separators either use ‘/’ or ‘\\’ but not ‘\’.

 

calculateonfileload

If set to true the calculation is run when a file is loaded. Default is true.

 

acceptfiledrop

If set to true a *.xml input file can be loaded by dropping it on the main window

 

logo

A logo for use on the system page can be defined here. The format had to be PNG.

hertz

defaultinputs

Path to a xml-file with default settings

For path separators either use ‘/’ or ‘\\’ but not ‘\’.

 

calculateonfileload

If set to true the calculation is run when a file is loaded. Default is true.

 

acceptfiledrop

If set to true a *.xml input file can be loaded by dropping it on the main window

 

logo

A logo for use on the system page can be defined here. The format had to be PNG.

axrarbc

numberofthreads

The number of threads that should be used in FEA calculations. The default is 2. More threads have only a small impact on performance, but the calculation time is still reduced.

report

format

The outputted report file can have different formats. By default, this value is equal to “INTERNALPDF”, but it can be set to “DOCX”, “DOC”, ODT” or “PDF” (without quotes)

 

topmargin

The top margin for the report in mm

 

bottommargin

The bottom margin for the report in mm

 

leftmargin

The left margin for the report in mm

 

rightmargin

The right margin for the report in mm

 

papersize

The size of the paper for the report. Available values are A4 and Letter

 

template

Path to the created template file used for the report creation. Supported file formats: “DOCX”, “DOC” or “ODT”

 

logo

A different logo can be defined, which will be used in the report. The format had to be PNG.

 

marginbox1\active

The marginbox is used if set to true, else set it to false

 

marginbox1\rect

The size of the marginbox is defined with values in mm.The format is @Rect(x1 y1 width height). The parameters x1 and y1 describe the upper left corner of the box. Positive values are measured from the top/left negative velues from the bottom/right.

For example @Rect(-35 -20 30 20) is a rectangle at the right bottom.

 

marginbox1\text

The text for the margin box. It has to be set in quotations marks (like in “Text”). Either normal text or HTML can be used.

Some placeholders are defined: #page, #pageCount, #data, #datetime

 

marginbox1\angle

A rotation angle of the margin box can be set in degrees. The orientation of the angle is clockwise if positive.

 

marginbox1\isHtml

Either set it to true or false dependent on the type of text.

 

marginbox1\drawBox

If set to true a rectangle id drawn indicating the size of the marginbox. Else set it to false.

 

marginbox2\...

Like for margin box 1 additional boxes can be defined with increasing numbers.

 

Please note that the listed options for margin boxes (marginbox1\...) are only valid if format is equal to “INTERNALPDF”.