File Menu

The File menu offers the familiar commands of Open, Save, Save As and Close which are generally well understood functions across many software platforms. The menu also provides easy access to the five most recently opened Licaso files and the ability to Exit the software. The only command in the File menu that offers unfamiliar functionality is the Import Template command. This is documented below.

Import Template

Licaso offers extensive flexibility in establishing different views, view types, results settings and report formatting for your project analysis and presentation. The Import Template command allows these settings to be imported from another Licaso file. This can be very handy to avoid having to setup the Licaso environment repeatedly for similar projects.

In the Import Settings dialog, select another Licaso file from which to import the settings. You can import Views and all dependent settings using the Views checkbox. This includes your Results Settings library (Ex: IES LM-83-2012 and any modified criteria you have saved as your own). You can select an option to zoom all imported views to extents. This can be meaningful if the file you are importing from is entirely different than the target file. However, if you have selected specific viewpoints in the target file already, you may want to leave this unselected. Importing your Report Settings may be very valuable as this information can take some time to create and may include company information, titles, fonts and more.

Procedure

When your current Licaso calculation is complete select the Import Template command from the File menu. Select the Licaso file you would like to use as a template (contains the settings you want to import). Uncheck any boxes for items you do not wish to import and click OK. Licaso will create the same configuration within the new project file.