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DCACD 21 & Hi def screens

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:01 pm
by Tim Mohr
The added controls to the interface are great but it is a little odd that I need to run my laptop at 1920x1080 (native resolution 3840x2160) to have decent line weights while connected to two 27" monitors (which work fine at the 3840x2160 native resolution). I presume have to do this in order to compensate for the physical difference in size (ie the large screens are literally twice the size of the laptop with the same pixel field)...I also find that at the higher resolution I have to turn logical pen weight back to FALSE as the increased resolution makes the difference between line weights difficult to discern. Anybody else run across this?

Re: DCACD 21 & Hi def screens

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:53 am
by Neil Blanchard
Hi Tim,

I have two 28" 3840 x 2160 monitors at work, and while not everything is perfect, I am very happy running at the native resolution. Today is a holiday here in Massachusetts, so I can post my settings tomorrow.

Re: DCACD 21 & Hi def screens

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:24 am
by Mark F. Madura
What is the Display Scaling value set to for each of your displays? I assume the smaller display is set to a higher percentage than the external monitors.
Have you modified the High DPI settings located on the Program Compatibility tab of the DataCAD Program Properties dialog?
Which display is set as your Main Display?
Display Scaling Settings
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Program Compatibility Tab
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High DPI Settings
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Main Display Setting
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Re: DCACD 21 & Hi def screens

PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:59 am
by Neil Blanchard
I have the Windows Display Scale and Layout settings to what Mark posted.

The DataCAD properties / Compatibility / Change high DPI settings / Program DPI toggled on, and High DPI scaling override also toggled on. On the Advanced scaling settings dialog, I have the "Let Windows try to fix apps so they're not blurry" - toggled on.

In DataCAD's Program Preferences / Toolbars tab I have Status Bars Drop-down Width set to 125(pixels?).

On the Interface tab, I have the Dialog Box Size slider 5 marks to the right of 100% and the max is 200%. (I think that this range changes in response to another setting?)

I have the Multi-view Windows Scale Correction Percent (if you use these) set to 180.

On the Drawing tab, I have the Drawing Area font size set to 10; though this is not a critical thing.

I may be missing some other settings - if your system still isn't working satisfactorily, ask about some other things, and we can fine tune yours and mine. The things I would like to get better, is several dialog boxes in DataCAD that are cramped, and the font is either partially truncated and/or overlapping itself; and the Layer Manager has too small buttons and too large layer names, and partially obscured entity quantities column.

Re: DCACD 21 & Hi def screens

PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:17 pm
by paulh
I'm having some similar issues here, but it seems to be only with the dialog box sizes being so large that I can't view the action buttons on the bottom or even drag the top bar. I'm running DataCad 21 on Windows 10 and have set the Compatibility Properties for the program as Mark showed above. I see Neil mentioned a Dialog Box Size Slider under Program Preferences, Interface tab, but I don't have this slider available. I attached a screenshot showing my troubles.

Any other information needed to help me resolve this frustration?
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Dialog boxes are oversized