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Tool Configurations

Most tools have some configuration options that are listed in the tool’s documentation. The types of the configuration items is also listed in the documentation  for each tool. The configuration items can be of the following types.


Any text that fits the configuration item, for example a name of an object group or object class.


For example


Text options can optionally have a pre-defined list of supported values. In this case you can choose one of the pre-defined values or provide your own value.


Selection from a pre-defined list of text values. All other values are invalid.


For example



Numbers use dot as the decimal separator regardless of your Windows regional settings.


For example


Whole Number

Positive or negative whole number, i.e. a number with no decimals

{name}={whole number}

For example



Turning a configuration item on or off. The allowed values are ON and OFF. All other values are invalid.

New File

The full path including file extension of a new file that is to be created by the tool.

3D Point

A 3D point is defined through it’s X, Y and Z components as well as a length unit. The syntax of the 3D Point configuration item is as follows.

{name}={x};{y};{z};{unit symbol}

For example


The X, Y and Z components use the formatting of the Number configuration item.

The separator is a semi-colon.

If the unit symbol is omitted the length unit of the current model is used. However, the length unit is important because it allows you to use the same configuration with model that have different length units. The supported unit symbols are: mm, cm, m, in, ft and yd.