All Collections
Getting started
Set the configuration file (.cfg)
Set the configuration file (.cfg)

.cfg, configuration, configuration file, template, electrical settings.

Kevin Silvério Ferreira avatar
Written by Kevin Silvério Ferreira
Updated over a week ago

Let´s explore what the configuration file is.

When G-Electrical is opened for the first time, a window to select the “configuration file” may be displayed. If the window have not opened automatically, it means the G-Electrical has used a default configuration file.

Why select a configuration file?

Think about how interesting could be, when you begin a project, have the possibility to pre load some user's preferences configurations or set it for each new project is opened, preventing from creating a whole new settings each time you start the software.

Before you begin a project, what is a CFG file and how we could define some settings?

What is a configuration file?

The configuration file or .cfg file is where will be saved all the information of the project’s configuration. Configurations like the project’s rule, language, page’s groups default, electrical features behaviors, are examples of information that are been stored in this file. Besides the default files, it is possible to create custom CFGs to your customer or to a specific project type.

What is a default CFG?

For thoses cases when the work is always made with the same configuration options, it is possible to set a default configuration file (.cfg).

Selecting the configuration file…

  1. Start G-Electrical> Menu Ribbon> GE Start> New;

  2. After selecting your drawing template, a window will request you to select a configuration file;

  3. Select the file ANSI-ENG.cfg.

Establish a default configuration file…

  1. With G-Electrical project opened, go to GE Manage tab;

  2. Open the Electrical settings…

    The window displayed allows you to do the changes you want in your “cfg” file, to create new files, and to define your default file.

  3. Enable the default check box beside the button save as…

  4. Now, everytime G-Electrical starts, the default CFG file selected will be opened automatically.

💡TIP: In case you would like to define again the configuration manually, when you open G-Electrical, disable the 'default' check box on Electrical Settings... option.

(Menu Ribbon> GE Manage> Electrical Settings... )

Did this answer your question?