Preference File Locations :: PowerCADD6


Where are all the preference files stored for PowerCADD and WIldTools in Mac OS? X?


PowerCADD v6 (version 6.0.5 or newer recommended) Mac OS X ( version 10.2.8 or newer recommended)


Because Mac OS X is a multi-user operating system, application preferences are unique to each user not specific to the core operating system. In Mac OS 9, application preferences were part of the core operating system folder (assuming multi-user mode was not used).

There is one core set of PowerCADD preferences which holds both the PowerCADD and WIldTOOLs application level preferences.

When trouble shooting possible problems, it can often be helpful Quit PowerCADD and remove the PowerCADD Defaults file or remove the com.engsw.PowerCADD.plist from their current locations to the desktop. The next time you launch PowerCADD new files are created with clean factory defaults. If the problem goes away, you can trash the old files you removed.

The PowerCADD preferences folder contains the following items:
- custom color palettes (your personal color palettes)
- dwg templates (your personal color to line weight and line weight to color templates)
- custom templates (your personal gradients)
- custom tool palettes (your personal tool palettes)
- PowerCADD defaults (the default locations for windows, tool palettes, etc)
- PowerCADD key commands (your personal key command assignments)
- Data Templates (your personal database entry templates)

What to Do:

Your PowerCADD Preferences are stored in this path:
Startup Disk/Users/UsersHomeFolder/Library folder/Preferences folder /PowerCADD folder/...

The PowerCADD folder will contain all the application level preferences, custom color palettes, etc, for PowerCADD and WIldTools.

There is a second file stored in this location:

If you'd like to examine or remove files for testing or trouble shooting you can follow paths noted above to open each successive folder. If you'd like a short cut to the PowerCADD folder, do this:

1_Switch to the Finder
2_Choose the Go Menu -> Go To Folder...
3_In the dialog box type or better still copy/paste the following (include the ~)
4_The PowerCADD Preferences folder will open

We hope that helps

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