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Press SHIFT + B, or go to Settings - Preferences - Other and change the checkbox "Black background".Share
Pythagoras doesn't have a build-in option to create PDF files. A third-party program is required. There are several good PDF printers available, but we have the best experience with the standard "Microsoft Print To PDF" that is build in Windows 7, 8 and 10.
To create a PDF: in Pythagoras, go to File - Sheets - Manage sheets, and set the printer to the PDF printer.
Go to File - Print and press OK. A dialog now pops up, that will let you choose a location to save the PDF file.
Pythagoras requires Windows to run. Mac is not supported.
There’s an easy solution to this: running a virtual machine with Windows that runs inside your Mac operating system. Parallels is virtualization software with which we have the best experience. You run Parallels on your Mac operating system. Inside Parallels, the Windows operating system runs.
When running virtual machines, it is importing to look at your amount of RAM memory in your computer. You should have 8 GB: 4GB for your Mac operating system, and 4 GB for your Windows operating system.
You can buy Parallels here: http://www.parallels.com/
The installation of Windows in Parallels is described here: http://kb.parallels.com/en/4729
Note: the Pythagoras Trial version does not run on virtual machines.Share
You plan to re-install Windows, or you just want to be save and have a backup of all system files ?
In Pythagoras, go to File - Configure - Advanced. Click "Backup" and select an appropriate folder to store the backup files. This will backup the macro library, the symbol library, the users defaults and the general settings.
When using the Geocoding module, you also have to backup your CDF-file. This has to be done manually. The path of your current CDF file can be found in the menu Settings - Preferences - Data collector - Code description.
Your computer got re-installed with Windows, or you got a new computer?
When using the Geocoding module, you also have to restore your CDF-file. This has to be done manually. The CDF file has to be set via the menu Settings - Preferences - Data Collector - Code description.Share
The recommended hardware requirements are:
A "Runtime error" is an error in the macro when trying to load it. It is most most likely caused by the macro not being up-to-date, or your Pythagoras version not being up-to-date.
It is recommended to enable Automatic Updates. This can be done via File - Configure - Automatic update.Share
When printing, you get the error message: "Printing of these sheets has failed. "
This is most likely caused because the drawing is created by someone else, who has configured a different printer.
You have to reconfigure your printer via File - Sheets - Sheet manager. Reselect the printer you want to use. It might also be required to reselect the paper size.Share
There are two types of TIFF. We support only one type.
To solve this, open the TIFF in PAINT, and do a "Save As"and save it with another name. Paint then writes the TIFF in a decent TIFF-format, which we can import.Share
Selecting a line and clicking will make sure its attributes are copied to the clipboard. These attributes are NOT stored in the Default Attributes, but are stored “invisible” on the clipboard.
Copying of attributes can be achieved in 3 different ways. First select an object, then:
Pasting attributes. First select one or more objects, then:
Copying and pasting the attributes using this method will make sure the Default Attributes are not altered.
Copying the attributes of a selected object to the Default Attributes is handy when you want to create new objects with the exact same attributes. This can be achieved by selecting one object, then:
Pasting can be achieved by selecting one or more objects, then:
Drawing tools that existed in more than one variant, are now collected in one dropdown button.
The dropdown button tools operate by a click-and-hold principle: click once to activate the tool, click and hold to activate the underlying tool.
These buttons are new for:
This FAQ describes the steps that need to be taken in order to install Pythagoras and to activate the software license. In short:
These steps are described in the FAQ "How to install Pythagoras".
Start Pythagoras. There are 2 different situations:
Re-install Pythagoras and the problem is fixed.
Some Windows functions have been deprecated, which causes the licensing system to not function anymore.Share
An educational license has a time limit: 400 days. When this time limit has passed, or is going to pass soon, and you are enrolled in a new course, you can apply for an extension of the license.
First, install the latest Pythagoras-version via the website.