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This section describes the Preferences dialog ( File > Preferences ), which configures the working environment of System Canvas.
This group sets the appearance of System Canvas.
Display all tool tips.
Display the status bar labels.
Wrap long lines to display them within the source window.
Show the splash screen on startup.
Reload the layout settings from the last modified project.
Set the number of directories and files shown in System Canvas file dialogs and menus, up to 32 directories and 16 files.
This group sets the application paths.
Select the path to the Microsoft Visual Studio devenv.com file. This application is the development environment and builds the model.
Check to use the command line:
xterm -e <Model Shell Executable>
Set command-line options. The default text is:
xterm -e gdb --args %ISIM%
%ISIM% is a placeholder for
the isim_system executable file.
This group sets the tools that display the documentation.
This group sets the application fonts.
The application font.
The Source view font.
The component title block font.
Check to use the font set in the
Reset all font sizes to the selected value.
Click to reset the fonts to the factory settings.
This group sets the default model repositories for new projects.
To incorporate components into a system, System Canvas requires information
about them, such as their ports, protocols, and library dependencies. For convenience, model
repositories, such as
sglib.sgrepo, group multiple
components together and specify the location of the LISA files and the libraries that are
needed to build them.
Default repositories are added by default to new projects. To add a repository to an existing project, use the Component window context menu.
Click Add to open a file selection dialog and add a new .sgrepo repository file to the list.
Select a directory to add all of the repositories in that directory to the list of repositories.
Select a repository and click Edit to edit the path to it.
The path to the default repository $(PVLIB_HOME)/etc/sglib.sgrepo is not editable.
Select a repository and click Remove to exclude the selected repository from new projects. This does not affect the repository itself.
The default repository $(PVLIB_HOME)/etc/sglib.sgrepo is not deletable.
Check to automatically include the repository in new projects. Clear to prevent automatic inclusion, but to keep the path to the repository available.
Use the Up and Down buttons to change the order of repositories. File processing follows the repository order.
This group lists the suppressed messages and controls their re-enabling.
Click to enable selected suppressed messages.