In this article the settings of the Berkeley Studio are briefly described. You can find the settings by going to File > Settings in the Berkeley Studio. The settings window has five tabs, which are discussed below.


Editor settings tab
Editor settings tab
Use GraphViz
Check this box for a view of the graph created by graphviz. Until version 4.4 this was preferable, but since 4.5 there is a native algorithm, usually giving better results.
Unlock interface items in Interface
Block (check box checked) or unblock (unchecked) dragging and resizing of items on the Interface panel. See here.
Show Quickstart
Check this box to show the Quickstart when starting the Berkeley Studio.
Check library on deploy
If checked, the library calls will be checked, and stopped if there is a difference. Advanced users may use the calls as they want, so they can ignore those warnings.
Connect new nodes
Check if you want a new connection made from the current selected node.
Show lines numbers in source
Displays the line numbers when editing the source (code) of a Studio model.
Wrap source lines
Ends long lines in the source by displaying them on the next line.
Use undo (slower)
Undo remembers the 10 last changes made, that takes some computer power.

Default model:

  • Start with new model: Open an empty, new model when opening the Berkeley Studio;
  • Start with last model: Open the most recently used model when opening the Berkeley Studio;
  • Start with no model: Do not open any model when opening the Berkeley Studio.

New model language: this is used for default translations of date or numbers to text.

  • Dutch
  • English

Standard quotation style, used in Texts

  • Name only: in the reference to a certain variable only the name of the data in red is used;
  • Full name: in the reference to a certain variable the full name (graphname.nodename.dataname) in red is used;
  • Technical: in the reference nothing is highlighted in red, neither are any checks done. The technical way of referring is ^{graphname.nodname.dataname}.


Technical settings tab
Technical settings tab
Path to the location of the Berkeley Runner. The Berkeley Runner is the program used for local running or reviewing of your project. From 4.5, this setting maybe empty, the Studio will search for the Runner in its own folder. This is useful if you want to work with multiple versions of the Berkeley Studio.
Doc. editor
Path to the .DOCX (DocM, RTF) editor of your choice, in most cases Microsoft Word.
HTML editor
Path to the HTML editor of your choice.
XSL editor
Path to the XSLT editor of your choice.
Data folder
The location where the Berkeley Studio saves your models by default.
Template folder
The folder where all templates are stored.
Library folder
The folder where all library files are stored.
Detail logging
Check this box if you need detailed logging. It might affect your performance.


Publish settings tab
Publish settings tab

In this window you may define several Berkeley Web servers for publishing your model. Each Berkeley Web Server setting consists of an address and a port. You will receive the values for these settings from the server administrator (or Berkeley Bridge).

You may also find this window under Project - Publish. Pressing [Add] brings up this window:

Adding a webserver for Publishing
Adding a webserver for Publishing

Fill in the server address and port. Save this server with [OK]. You can publish to the Web Server by navigating to Project > Publish. You can read more about this in the publication article from the guided tour.

If your internet connection goes through a proxy server, you can fill in its settings here. Only when ‘Use a proxy’ is checked, the proxy will be used.


Subversion settings tab
Subversion settings tab

The communication with the Subversion server is done through a so called Subversion client, in this case the SlikSvn client. This client has to be installed on the user’s computer and has to be referenced here.

Server for source control
Subversion uses a central server where all source code is stored. The path to that server can be managed here, just as in the ‘Publish’ tab.

Screen dimensions

Screen dimensions tab
Screen dimensions tab

Show boundaries in interface: If checked, you will see two lines in the Interface

The dimensions determine the size of the interface. This is the screen where the content of the nodes is shown. In the Interface screen a line will appear that marks these borders. The width of the questions will be adapted automatically. The horizontal line only serves as a warning that from that point on the end user will probably not be able to see the content without scrolling down.