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Usage and configuration

Application settings and preferences.

Settings

To change application settings open the File menu and select Preferences. A window will open where on the left you'll see the available sections, like App settings and blind system specific sections and on the right the available settings per section.

App settings

App language

  1. Start the FABtool (Preferrably the demo version of the system you intend to use)
  2. Go to settings and select app settings.
  3. Go to App and look for App language. Select a language from the pull down.
  4. Click save and restart the tool.

Default product

Each time the app is started it presents the user with a product-type to be programmed. It is possible to define which product will be presented at startup:

  1. Start the FABtool.
  2. Open the File menu and select Preferences.
  3. Select the your blind system on the left.
  4. Look for Default product and choose a product from the pull down.
  5. Click save and restart the tool.

Available products

Per installation it is possible to define which products can be programmed by the fabtool.

  1. Start the FABtool.
  2. Open the File menu and select Preferences.
  3. Select the your blind system on the left.
  4. Look for Available products to see all implemented products. To make a product available check it. Un-check it if you want to hide it for this instance of the FABtool.
  5. Click save and restart the tool.

App version

  1. Start the FABtool (Preferrably the demo version of the system you intend to use)
  2. go to settings and select about.
  3. A small window will open. Look for App version in the text.

Updating the tool

If you're connected the internet the tool will automatically check for updates and notify you if an update is available.

You can also manually check by going to the App release page:

  1. In the App, open the File menu and select About.
  2. Notice the version number.
  3. In that same window select go to release page. A web browser will open and navigate to a page indicating the latest app version.

Release channels

For production environments it is advised to use the "production" release channel. If you want to get the latest changes, and don't mind a crash here and there you can change to beta channel.

  1. In the App, open the File menu and select Preferences.
  2. In the first tab App look for Release Channel.
  3. Change it to the channel you prefer to use.

Custom translations

The FABtool can use fabricator specific product names. These custom names are based on an "id code" which you have received from your app provider.

To use a custom translation:

  1. In the App, open the File menu and select Preferences.
  2. In the first tab App look for App language.
  3. In the Custom translations id field, enter the code you have received.
  4. Restart the FABtool.

document version: 1.0 | generated: 2021-10-14 23:06:00