Setting Transfer

Transfer setting is useful when you have a new installation, or need to deploy design software. Pancake provides a simple tool enabling you to transfer file and settings more easily.

How to use this feature?

  • Navigate to "Pancake" menu, click "Settings", "Transfer..."

What can be transferred?

  • Pancake settings

  • Grasshopper settings

    • Core settings

    • Interface settings

    • Markov prediction database

    • Keyboard shortcuts

    • Saved gradients

    • Saved materials

    • User object information (such as default author, contact, etc)

    • Several miscellaneous settings

  • Grasshopper add-ons

    • Libraries, excluding those which are not installed under Grasshopper folder, such as Weaverbird

    • User objects

Information under certain circumstances

  • Load a file exported by a higher version of Grasshopper

    • Settings of a higher version may rarely break Grasshopper.

    • You will receive a warning. If you choose not, Grasshopper-related things won't be touched.

    • Pancake's settings are not affected by the limitation.

  • Apply Grasshopper settings

    • In most cases, you need to restart Grasshopper and Rhino after a successful import. Otherwise, some settings may be overriden.

    • Some settings, including Markov database, keyboard shortcuts, are applied immediately.

    • Some settings are applied, but does not show in Grasshopper's settings. They will change after you restart Grasshopper.

  • Apply Grasshopper libraries

    • The tool is designed to deploy libraries onto a new Rhino/GH installation. So you may see an error if Pancake cannot override an add-on currently in use.

  • Transfer between Mac and Rhino

    • It is generally OK, given that version policy is satifisfied. If you encounter any problem, contact us.

    • Notice: Not all add-ons work on Mac

What else should I also notice?

  • You can use this feature to transfer settings on a same computer, such as from GH0 to GH1.

  • "Read from" operation cannot be undone.

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