Saving Initial Palette Positions and Settings

You can save a set of initial palette positions and settings for a workspace. For example, a CAD manager might want to create a customized workspace—including palette settings—to be shared with all new users.

This command simply creates the initial settings for the first time a workspace is used. Each time a user exits the Vectorworks program, the current palette settings and positions are automatically saved for each workspace in a file in the user folder ([User]\Settings\SavedSettings.xml). The settings in this user file override the settings in the workspace file. To reset to the original workspace settings, click Reset Saved Settings from the Session tab of Vectorworks preferences (see Session Preferences).

To save initial palette positions and settings for a workspace:

  1. Customize the workspace in the Workspace Editor.

  2. Place palettes in the desired position, set palette size, and set whether palettes should be minimized, or docked; see Palette Layout Options, Minimizing Palettes, and Docking Palettes.

  3. For tool palettes, set the tool and tool set display and sort style, and the tool set placement option; see Tool Palette Features.

  4. For the Object Info palette, click the Shape, Data, or Render tab to set the active pane upon opening, and manually position the separator in the Data pane.

  5. For the Resource Browser, set the resource display style and group visibilities; see Viewing Resources and Hiding and Showing Resources.

  6. For the Navigation palette (Vectorworks Design Series required), click the desired tab to set the active pane upon opening.

  7. Once palettes are positioned and settings have been established, select Window > Palettes > Save Palette Positions. A message displays the user folder location of the workspace file where the changes were saved. Click OK.

  8. When the workspace is selected from the Tools > Workspaces menu, the initial palette settings display.


Creating or Editing Workspaces