Configuration

To configure Angle 4 to best suit your needs, choose the tab “Help” from the Angle ribbon and then click the “Configure ANGLE 4” button.

In the configuration dialog box you can configure:

  • Units of length
  • Language
  • Location of Angle files
  • Progress bar on Windows Taskbar
  • Connectivity options

Angle can be used with millimeters, centimeters and inches as units of length. You can switch between units by choosing one of these units from the drop-down list.

The Language drop-down list contains the list of available languages for the Angle user interface. You can change it simply by choosing a new language from the list.

By default, Angle files are saved to the “ANGLE” folder, which is located in the user’s Documents folder. These files are: calculation parameters files, calculation results files, energies files, material files, and reference efficiency curve files. Each of these types will be saved in an appropriate sub-folder under the folder “ANGLE”, mentioned above. This default location can be changed by clicking on the ellipsis button in the right-hand side of the “Default location for ANGLE files” group.

On Windows Vista and newer operting systems, Angle can also display the calculation progress on the Windows Taskbar. This is useful in case of lengthy calculations (e.g. running many calculations at once), so you can monitor the progress of calculations while working with other applications, even if the Angle window is not visible. This option can be enabled or disabled by (un)checking the “Display calculation progress on Windows Taskbar” check box.

The last group on the Configuration dialog box is used to configure the connectivity options. From the drop-down list, you can choose how often you would like Angle to automatically check for updates. Possible options are: “once a day”, “once a week” and “never”. Regardless of the option used, it is possible to manually check for updates at any time.

Depending on the internet connection you are using on your computer, it might be necessary to change the setup of the proxy server. Angle will, by default, use the proxy parameters defined in the system. By clicking on the ellipsis button in the lower-right corner you can override these settings, as shown in the figure:

From here, you can choose whether you want to use proxy settings defined in your operating system, use no proxy server, or to manually enter the address and port values of your preferred proxy server.