Program help

Toolbar

All the important tools and toolboxes for pCon.planner are included on the Toolbar. It is along the right-hand edge of the working area. For each icon on the Toolbar, a click will open the relevant window.

These are the tools that are accessed from the Toolbar:

Icon

Tool in pCon.planner

acPropEdit

Properties editor

acCatalogOnline

pCon.catalog

acMediaBrowser

Media Browser

acLayerManager

Layer dialog

acMaterialEditor

Material editor

acRenderStyles

Render Styles

acGeometryEdit

Geometry dialog

Icon

Additional tool in pCon.planner PRO

acCatalog

Products catalog

acArticleList

Article List

Adjust Rendering

Docking Windows

The tool will open in a new window when the buttons on the Toolbar are clicked. Most of the windows can be used either as a floating or a docked element. “Floating” means that the tool appears as a window that can be placed anywhere in front of the working area. Here is an explanation of how the windows can be fixed to the edge of the working area, using the Properties editor as an example.

To dock a window at the top, bottom, left side or right side of the working area:

1.Click on the upper edge of the Properties editor window, hold the mouse button down and drag the window.
2.Arrows will then appear in the center and at the edges of the viewport, so that you can see where you can dock the editor window (see next screenshot).

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3.Move the Properties Editor window onto one of the arrows at the edges with the mouse button held down.
4.On approaching the arrow you will see a translucent blue frame appear, showing where the editor would end up.
5.If you release the mouse button the Properties Editor will dock.

To undock the Properties editor, again click on its top edge and then move the window into the desired position holding the mouse button down.

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In the image above, there is a pin circled in red. This will be present in every window that has been docked. Clicking on the pin rolls up the docked tools when they are not needed. The windows will then be available from a tab at the side. They will open as soon as the mouse cursor moves over them.

It is possible to open a number of tools at once from the Toolbar and arrange them above or alongside each other.

Merging Windows

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It is possible to merge windows to save space. The way to do it is again to move the window so that the blue arrows appear in the viewport. Now move the window onto the center of the icon which appears in the middle.

The individual tools will then be easy to access from tabs on the lower edge of the merged window.

Customizing the Toolbar

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The size of the icons in the Toolbar can be modified.

The Customize dialog is opened by right-clicking the Toolbar or using the Customize item in the Application menu.

Here, switch to the Options tab. Checking the Large symbols option will mean that the icons on the Toolbar appear bigger.

It is not possible to alter the order of the icons on the Toolbar or their number. However, you can create your own icon bar with selected functions using the Customize menu and dock it onto the Toolbar.

Docking the Toolbar

The Toolbar can be moved from the right-hand to the left-hand margin or to the top edge or bottom of the work area. To do so, click on the Toolbar with the left mouse button, hold the button down and drag, releasing the button when the Toolbar is visible at the new position. It is not possible to use the Toolbar undocked.