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The Settings menu enables you to configure various settings for your overall project.

Configure: the resources involved, general types, maintenance types, metrics and estimation types, stereotypes, Tagged Values, cardinality values, datatypes, language macros, local directories, image management, CSV import and export specifications, and reference data export/import.

Menu Option & Function Keys

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Display the People dialog, which enables you to configure the authors, clients, resources and roles for your project.

General Types

Display the General Types dialog, which enables you to configure requirements, status types, constraints and scenarios for your project.


Display the Maintenance dialog, which enables you to track problem types and test types.

Project Indicators

Define the project indicators (risks, efforts and metrics) used in Resource Management.

Estimation Factors

Display the Estimation factors dialog, which enables you to configure estimation factor types (Technical Complexity Factors, Environmental Complexity Factors, and Default Hour Rate) for your project.


Configure stereotypes, Tagged Value Types and the cardinality list for your project.

MDG Technologies

Display the MDG Technologies dialog, which enables you to load in and use MDG Technology files.


Locate and delete model namespaces.

Template Package

Configure or change the default element template directory.

Local Paths

Configure local directories and paths.

Auto Name Counters

Configure automatic naming for elements.

Code Datatypes

Add, modify and delete programming languages datatypes.

Database Datatypes

Add, modify and delete database datatypes.

Preprocessor Macros

Add and delete preprocessor macros.

Code Generation Templates

Modify code generation templates using the Code Templates Editor.

Transformation Templates

Modify transformation templates using the Transformation Templates Editor.


Open the Image Manager.


Configure the custom colors for the project. There are two options:

  • Get Project Custom Colors - get the custom colors
  • Set Project Custom Colors - set the custom colors

Custom colors are as used in the Appearance dialog.