Customizing Imagix 4DSeveral aspects of Imagix 4D, ranging from menu items to documentation output format to optimized reports, can be customized. For the most part, this is achieved by modifying the files and subdirectories located under the ../imagix/user directory. More detailed descriptions about the files and how to change them are included with the files themselves. What follows here is a brief description of some of the customization that can be done.
Many settings involving the behavior and appearance of the tool can be specified in Imagix 4D dialogs, especially the Options dialog (File > Options). For each user, key dialog settings along with a list of recent projects are retained between sessions. Under Unix, this information is stored in the file ~/.4Drc8, while under Windows, the registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER::Software::Imagix::4D 4Drc8 is used.
For certain additional behaviors and appearances, non-standard defaults can be specified through a 4Ddefaults file and then applied during the Imagix 4D start-up. Both site and user-specific 4Ddefaults files can exist. In such a case, both files are read and individual user-specific settings supersede those for the site as a whole. The file ../imagix/user/sample.4Ddefaults contains more detail, along with sample settings for some of the common defaults. Contact technical support for information about other defaults you're interested in changing.
In addition to the default settings, there are a number of other aspects of Imagix 4D that can be customized. The directory ../imagix/user contains a number of instruction files, control files, and subdirectories supporting aspects of Imagix 4D customization. Files with a .tcl suffix are written in the tcl/tk language; modifying them requires a basic knowledge of the tcl/tk language and/or a certain sense of adventure.
Instructions / Samples