HOW TO CHANGE BECKGROUND ON EXOCAD?

Discussion in 'exocad' started by mislav, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. mislav

    mislav New Member

    i'd like to do that so i can have horisontal and vertical line as a cross on the middle of the screen
     
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  2. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    6. Customizing background images / logos
    The following background images can be customized:
    ●● CAD module background
    ●● DentalDB module background (disabled by default)
    ●● Bottom logo in DentalDB (displayed when a job is not yet saved)
    6.1 Configuring CAD module background
    Simply add a file with name „logo.png“ to DentalCADApp\icons – it will then be loaded automatically instead of the
    exocad logo. It should be a PNG file with properly set alpha channel (transparency), especially when using a color gradient as
    background. The size doesn‘t matter; the image will be loaded in the original size, with no scaling applied.
    To configure the position, add a line to the configuration file DentalCADApp\config\defaultsettings.xml :
    <BackgroundImagePosition>TopLeft</BackgroundImagePosition>
    Possible values, besides TopLeft, are
    ●● TopRight
    ●● LowerLeft
    ●● LowerRight.
    6.2 Configuring DentalDB bottom logo
    To change the bottom logo, simply replace file DentalDB\icons\bottomlogo.png. This file must be a 600x128 pixel PNG
    file.
    6.3 Configuring DentalDB background logo
    The background logo for DentalDB is disabled by default. To enable it, add the following entry to the file DentalDB\icons\
    icons-db.xml:
    Icon>
    <Keyword>Background</Keyword>
    <Image>Background.png</Image>
    </Icon>
    TIP
    You can just uncomment the entry on top of the file

    Then, add a file Background.png to DentalDB\icons. This image will be scaled to the full size of the DentalDB window;
    therefore it should be high resolution, and the design should behave gracefully when scaling (even when the aspect ration
    changes – therefore it is not recommended to use text or a company logo here).
     
  3. mislav

    mislav New Member

    thank you :)
     
  4. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    Get a pic.....change it to a .pgn file if not already a .png file and make the name of pic " logo "

    Drag it into DentalCADApp > icons folder.

    logo.png

    Done!
     
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  5. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    Sharpie Marker.

    Draw directly onto monitor?


    But, seriously......It will take a few tries to create this in Paint, or other program if you want it dead-center.

    If you have HD monitor, start with a 1820 x 1000 canvas size. Not 1920 x 1080.

    This is good starting place.....then adjust your image size as needed.
     
  6. ice_pascu

    ice_pascu Member

    I had no success changing wallpaper on 5541v, any idea?
     
  7. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    Can you send me (Private) your teamviewer numbers?

    Scotty

    Did you save pic as .png?

    And, install in Dental CADApp > Icons folder?

    File is named.... " logo.png " , Correct?
     
  8. ice_pascu

    ice_pascu Member

    Yes i put in the correct folder with correct name. I send you private message, and it is strange because in old version it works...
     
  9. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    Did you compare the xml files from the old and new version? Any differences?
     
  10. ice_pascu

    ice_pascu Member

    They seen the same..
     
  11. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    Mr. ICE.

    Now is your turn to post the new, correct way to install custom background for 5541 and later builds.

    The process has changed! (of course, as we both just realize)
     
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  12. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    We need to delete One file (or move it outside the icon folder)

    Then background need a different name now.

    Go ahead Mr. Ice......
     
  13. ice_pascu

    ice_pascu Member

    THANK YOU very muck DMC !!!! and also thank you for the sintering elements contact( i make an order for almost all my furnace :) ). Let me know if you come to Romania to repay may debt :)))
     
  14. ice_pascu

    ice_pascu Member

    New background procedure for 5541 and newer versions

    "If you wish to use a PNG instead of a XAML file, you may store your image as ”BackgroundImage.png“ and delete the
    ”BackgroundImage.xaml“ file"

    Make a .png with name BackgroundImage.png
    Copy in to Dental CADApp > Icons folder
    Move or delete the . xaml file named BackgroundImage.xaml
    Now Cadapp is using your png file
     
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  15. Jorge Garcia

    Jorge Garcia Active Member

    Do you know kdiff3 program?
    Any one better?
     
  16. ice_pascu

    ice_pascu Member

    sorry no
     
  17. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    ?? kspliif3?

    Care to explain?
     
  18. Toast

    Toast Well-Known Member

  19. Jorge Garcia

    Jorge Garcia Active Member

    Thanks Toast, that is what I was going to say
     
  20. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    Oh. I have employee, Luciano that does that for me.

    He was/is programmer and tech guy.

    I just close my eyes, and open them and he is finished..... telling me the info I wanted.

    Helpful for when files are compiled and hard to decipher, when we need to know what just changed.
     

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