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Antoine  
#1 Posted : Friday, January 15, 2021 3:10:08 AM(UTC)
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hello Tim and co :)

I'm back...

Could you tell me how to generate a file containing all of Shark's custom preferences?
Dimensions, lines etc.

And where to put it in the MacOS system folders?

A long time ago, I knew how to create a Startup.dat file, but I don't know how to do it anymore.

Thanks!

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#2 Posted : Friday, January 15, 2021 5:26:24 AM(UTC)
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hello Tim and co :)
I'm back...
Antoine


Hello Antoine, welcome back and happy new year !

We need you here...

Sorry I can't help with .dat but I support your request...
I keep loosing my preferences too.

Edited by user Friday, January 15, 2021 5:29:35 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

BillB  
#3 Posted : Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:36:05 AM(UTC)
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The user preference file for viacad12 is at:

~/Library/Application Support/com.encore.viacad12esd/VCPPrefs.ini

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#4 Posted : Saturday, January 16, 2021 9:19:12 AM(UTC)
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Hello everyone,

Thank you for your answers!

I don't know if it's really correct, but in any case it seems to work well for me.

If you want to have a configuration with all your preferences when you open the software, you can try this solution.

1. In Shark, create your environment, line thickness, units, size of arrows, etc...
Personally what I also do: I create different line thicknesses.
Then I delete them.
The software will automatically save the personalised lines created.
You then find them in the blank file opened by Shark.

2. Saves the file in : Startup.dat

3. place the file in the directory as my example and: ( Attention!, remove the suffix .sfx manualy and replace it with .dat )

4. Exit the software.

5. Restart the software and check.

This solution is very practical when you wish to have the same preferences on several versions of Shark in several computers.

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#7 Posted : Monday, January 18, 2021 6:59:05 PM(UTC)
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Startup.dat goes here:

How do I make user defined styles, layers, and views for new drawings?
The startup.dat file is a great place to store user defined views, layers, and pen styles that you would like available for each new launch session. When ViaCAD launches, it looks for the existence of this file and if present, reads the contents into the program. To create a startup.dat file, start ViaCAD and create your specific pen styles, views, or layers. Save the file and rename to startup.dat. Move this file to the appropriate platform specific folder listed below.

Mac:
/Applications/ViaCAD 2D 11.app/Contents/Resources/startup.dat
/Applications/ViaCAD 2D3D 11.app/Contents/Resources/startup.dat
/Applications/ViaCAD Pro 11.app/Contents/Resources/startup.dat
/Applications/SharkCAD Pro 11.app/Contents/Resources/startup.dat

PC:
/Program Files/Punch! Software/ViaCAD 2D 11/startup.dat
/Program Files/Punch! Software/ViaCAD 3D 11/startup.dat
/Program Files/Punch! Software/ViaCAD Pro 11/startup.dat
/Program Files/Punch! Software/SharkCAD Pro 11/startup.dat

If you have a different version, substitute your version number for the number 11.
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#8 Posted : Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:56:19 AM(UTC)
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Startup.dat goes here:

The startup.dat file is a great place to store user defined views, layers, and pen styles that you would like available for each new launch session. When ViaCAD launches, it looks for the existence of this file and if present, reads the contents into the program. To create a startup.dat file, start ViaCAD and create your specific pen styles, views, or layers. Save the file and rename to startup.dat. Move this file to the appropriate platform specific folder listed below.
Mac:
/Applications/ViaCAD 2D 11.app/Contents/Resources/startup.dat
...


Thanks Mitchb.
I just tried using a startup.dat file with Sharkcad V12 but it crashes every time at startup...
Here's the crash log :

Process: SharkCAD 12 [75732]
Path: /Applications/SharkCAD 12.app/Contents/MacOS/SharkCAD 12
Identifier: com.encore.shark12esd
Version: 12.0.7 (1572)
Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process: ??? [1]
Responsible: SharkCAD 12 [75732]
User ID: 502

Date/Time: 2021-01-19 14:02:54.509 +0100
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.15.7 (19H15)
Report Version: 12
Bridge OS Version: 4.6 (17P6610)
Anonymous UUID: 6E0D2481-3657-36C5-C2C2-4FE332C37F65

Sleep/Wake UUID: 551806B6-71EC-46B7-A1A4-DF1AAB0618A6

Time Awake Since Boot: 410000 seconds
Time Since Wake: 13000 seconds

System Integrity Protection: enabled

Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)
Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x00007ffeebdf3d98
Exception Note: EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY

Termination Signal: Segmentation fault: 11
Termination Reason: Namespace SIGNAL, Code 0xb
Terminating Process: exc handler [75732]

VM Regions Near 0x7ffeebdf3d98:
MALLOC_MEDIUM (reserve 00007ffd70800000-00007ffd78000000 [120.0M] rw-/rwx SM=NUL reserved VM address space (unallocated)
--> STACK GUARD 00007ffeebdf3000-00007ffeebdf4000 [ 4K] ---/rwx SM=NUL stack guard for thread 0
Stack 00007ffeebdf4000-00007ffeeedf4000 [ 48.0M] rw-/rwx SM=SHM thread 0

Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
0 libJS0GROUP.dylib 0x00000001125191ef CATError::Throw(char const*, int, void*) + 1103
1 libJS0GROUP.dylib 0x0000000112529603 CATSigHandler::Handler(int, __siginfo*, void*) + 1763
2 libsystem_platform.dylib 0x00007fff68f815fd _sigtramp + 29
Antoine  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:57:48 AM(UTC)
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be careful...

Startup.dat

not startup.dat

if it bugs, redo your file and replace it manually.


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#10 Posted : Tuesday, January 19, 2021 3:48:40 PM(UTC)
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I have used the startup.dat file in several versions of TurboCAD, in some versions, it didn't work but never caused a crash. I'm currently using it in Shark V12 build 1572, it does not appear to be case sensitive since either upper or lower case works for me. Your crash report shows a segment violation, my first guess would be your startup.dat file may be corrupt. Try rebuilding it.
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#11 Posted : Monday, February 08, 2021 4:37:38 PM(UTC)
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Just my 2 cents here, but if the dat file crashes the runttime, then the Dev team needs to add some error catching code so that if an error occurs it won't crash, but rather just skips reading the file, and then perhaps parks the caught error in a error log file or something.

Or better yet, include a "profile" editor EXE that allows user to select prefs and what-not and then it saves the dat file for you.

Edited by user Monday, February 08, 2021 4:39:15 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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