Versions Compared

Key

  • This line was added.
  • This line was removed.
  • Formatting was changed.
Content Layer
id1228358741
Content Column
id1228358744
Content Block
id1228387255

On this page

Table of Contents
maxLevel4

magicdrawredirect.

  • In the file, type the absolute path to the folder, wherein modeling configuration files will be saved, e.g., C:/<directory name>.


  • Content Block
    id1228358743

    A configuration file is where the initial parameters and settings of a program are defined. All default parameter values come with a program installation but you can edit configuration files and define your own values, for example, define the Java home directory. This page describes the locations where you can find the configuration files of your modeling tool, how you can modify them and change their default storage location. Configuration files can be used to:

    • Define application arguments
    • Set the Java Home
    • Change Java parameters (such as memory allocation)
    • Update default Java classpath (advanced: for plugin developers)

    The configuration files can be opened and modified using any standard text or code editor. Once modified, changing the default location of configuration files can allow you to store multiple configuration files for different versions of the tool.

    This page covers all modeling tools that are developed by No Magic, Inc., that is

    By default the configuration and auxiliary files of a modeling tool are stored in the following location:

    OSConfiguration files storage

    Windows
    Vista/7/8/10

    C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Local\.<modeling tool name>\<modeling tool version number>
    Other OS<user.home>/.<modeling tool name>/< modeling tool version number>



    Info
    titleModeling tool file naming

    In a file system, modeling tools' folders are named as follows:

    Modeling toolFile name
    MagicDrawmagicdraw
    Cameo Enterprise Architecturecameoea
    Cameo Systems Modelercameo.systems.modeler


    Getting the path to configuration files

    If you do not know the exact path to your modeling tool configuration files, follow the steps below to get it.


    To get the path to configuration files


    1. From the Help menu, select About <modeling tool name>. The About dialog opens.
    2. Click the Environment tab.
    3. Click the hyperlink next to Configuration Files. The folder containing modeling tool configuration files opens.


    You can also save configuration files in any of the following locations:

    • <modeling tool installation directory>
    • Common Application Data location (on Windows OS)
    • Other directory


    Storing configuration files in the installation directory or Common Application Data location on Windows

    Note
    titleNote

    The Common Application Data location on Windows Vista/7/8/10 is C:\ProgramData.


    To store configuration files in the modeling tool installation directory or Common Application Data location on Windows


    1. Open the <modeling tool name>.properties file, which is located in <modeling tool installation directory>\bin.
    2. In the JAVA_ARGS line, change the -DLOCALCONFIG  property value according to the following table:

    -DWINCONFIG=true=false
    Windows OSxCommon Application DataModeling tool installation directory
    OtherModeling tool installation directoryModeling tool installation directory



    Warning
    titleImportant!

    It is important to add the -DWINCONFIG=false parameter on Window OS, otherwise the configuration files will not be stored at the modeling tool installation directory.


    You may also store configuration files in your custom location. 


    Storing configuration files in a custom location

    Note
    titleNote

    If you have defined to store files in the modeling tool installation directory, files will not be stored in the defined location.


    To store modeling tool configuration files in a custom location


    Do either:

    1. Open the <modeling tool name>.properties file, which is located in <modeling tool installation directory>\bin.
    2. In the JAVA_ARGS line, ad the following property:
       -Dlocalconfig.location=<absolute path to a custom location>

      Tip
      titleSample property value

      -Dlocalconfig.location\=E\:\\temp\\innerPack


      Or:

    1. Go to the folder, where the configuration files are stored.
    2. Create a new file named <modeling tool properties file name> redirect. File names for each modeling tool are listed in the following table:

    Modeling toolFile name
    MagicDrawmagicdrawredirect
    Cameo Enterprise Architecturecameoearedirect
    Cameo Systems Modelercsmredirect
    Content Block
    id1228358739

    Related pages