Version 5

    Applies to versions: [1.x]

     

    Project & Panel Layout Reset

     

    The workspace of CircuitStudio is very flexible with many optional panels/windows and great flexibility about placement, either floating, tabbed with other panels or docked to the main application window. With all this great flexibility it is sometimes possible to accidentally position a window off screen making it difficult to recover. The following simple procedure will reset your project workspace and window positions back to program defaults.

     

    A small number of users report random crashes when using CircuitStudio. Sometimes it is a graphics driver that needs updating, other times it may be a printer driver. After trying the usual options of making sure operating systems and drivers are up to date and anti-virus is not interfering it can be worth trying the following reset procedure. We do have some confirmed instances where this has resolved the issue so we do recommend giving it a try.

     

    Rename (or delete) the following files where {user} is your Window's user name and {guid} is a long 'random' number.

    C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Roaming\Altium\CircuitStudio {guid}\UserTools.TLT
    C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Roaming\Altium\CircuitStudio {guid}\LastWorkspace\Workspace1.DsnWrk

    Most of the dialog windows (e.g. Grid Settings in the PCB Editor) have their size and location stored in the registry. If you have 'lost' a dialog (e.g. dragged off screen) then, with care, you can edit the registry and try and restore to a more sensible location or size. Within the Forms registry folder are many sub-folders, one per dialog. The naming makes it easy to identify the dialogs.

     

    Run regedit

    Navigate to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Altium\CircuitStudio {guid}\DesignExplorer\Forms\

    Navigate into the required sub-folder (e.g. TGridEditorForm)

    Adjust Top, Left, Width, Height as necessary