Settings

ReqEdit Online Documentation

Settings

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last updated: 01/04/2022

Expert users can fine tune ReqEdit for their specific use case, and configure lots of ReqIF related settings

ReqEdit settings menu

Document settings

Manage ReqIF file internal settings

Attribute Types

Attributes

Document attributes

Links

Configure Main Column display settings

Server settings

ReqEdit file server connection settings

Server user credentials

User settings

ReqEdit internal configuration

Interface language

Auto backup settings

Doors table display settings

Cache size

Dashboard startup

Document Settings

Read the chapter Document Settings for an in depth overview.

User settings

User settings window

ReqEdit can be displayed in two languages: English and German.

To change the language, press Save and then restart ReqEdit.

Temporary files

Using ReqIF files produces temporary files like: previews, caches, ReqIF Archive objects, etc. To clean the user space use the Delete temporary files button

Backups

When a file is saved for the first time, ReqEdit automatically makes a backup copy of the initial state of the file and also starts the timed backup process. By default, the program creates a backup every 10 minutes until it reaches 10 backup files. After that, the oldest backup file will be overwritten. The number of minutes and number of backup files can be changed by the user in the User settings panel.

ReqEdit displaying a ReqIF file, highlighted on the right side is the auto backup panel displaying available backups

The timed backup process can also be disabled by unchecking the [Create backup] checkbox in the Settings > User panel.

By default, ReqEdit stores the backups in the Windows user folder. This is a Windows 7 location sample: C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Local\ReqEdit\ReqEdit\BackUpFiles

The locations of the Log and Backup folders can be changed. More information can be found in the Program environment chapter.

Image caching

Limit the RAM memory used by ReqEdit. Default value is 500mb, but can be increased to gain more speed.

ReqEdit uses image caching to speed up displaying XHTML contents of the ReqIF files. If the ReqIF files are big, increasing the cache size could be a good idea.

Server settings

This requires a ReqEdit Server instance and to be accessible on the internet.

Read more on the Collaborative work with ReqEdit Server

The focus of ReqEdit Server is to keep the file management effort as low as possible. The server offers a central point where you can organize and work with ReqIF files in ReqEdit.

ReqEdit Server settings

Enter credentials for ReqEdit Server and press Test Connection then Save.

Once a valid configuration is saved press Connect from this window or from the toolbars or the File menu.

ReqEdit Server connection toolbar