Copan for Windows
There are various general settings which control program behavior.
All of these are optional choices you can make.
To Change General Program Settings
Either Program | Settings... | General...
Or click the Program Settings... or Settings... button from within any module that has one.
Enter up to three lines of a Company name and enter a Surveyor (or user) name.
Check Include in each listing for the Company or Surveyor name to be listed at the head of
the Info Display File each time it is created.
Check Auto create project folder for new coordfile
to have a folder created for each new § Coordinate File created.
Check Always initialize filter to All Points
to have all points selected each time you close a dialog
(as opposed to having the current § Filter remain in effect).
Check Auto copy auxiliary files to new project folder
to have the contents of the Auxiliary Folder copied to the Project Folder, automatically, each time a new coordfile is created.
Check Ignore filter when viewing points to always see all points in the display window, even when a § Filter is in effect.
Check Auto export coordfiles to Ascii on closing
to have a coordinate file exported to a text file, automatically, each time it is closed, and if so,
choose its format, decimals precision and its file name extension.
Choose the Tool for displaying § Info Display Files:
- Notepad, or
- Other, then Browse... to the location of your preferred text editor's executable file.
Choose the number of Distance decimals to list/display to set the precision of listed or displayed distances and coordinates, and likewise for Area decimals.
Choose the Angle Units to use:
and the Seconds or Angle decimals to list/display.
- Degrees Minutes Seconds (inlcuding whether to Show seconds), or
- Gons (Grads),
Choose whether whole-circle Bearings are:
- North-based, or
Choose whether Bearings should be listed/displayed in Quadrant form. Even if you choose the default whole-circle form, you may still use the quadrant form for input (see § Bearing Expressions).
Choose the various Tolerances for Field and Map Traverses and Map Checks.
(See § Traverse Processing).
- Change other settings, via buttons at bottom, as desired:
File Locations... (see § File Locations) and
Viewing & Printing Options... (see § Viewing or Printing Graphics).
- Click OK.
For your information, those and other user settings are stored in the User Settings Folder,
which you usually needn't concern yourself with, except possibly when copying settings to or from another user or computer.