As-Run Log

Use this tab to enable and configure X-Pert Graphics logging. Be aware that an as run log file is configured and saved per X-Pert Graphics instance and it is not larger than 2 GB.

The first three check-boxes allow you to do the following:

 As-Run Log Enabled – check this box to enable logging. You can also enable/disable the As-Run Log via the corresponding button in the X-Pert Graphics toolbar.

 Autostart As-Run Log Application– check this box if you want the As-Run Log to start automatically when X-Pert Graphics is initiated.

 Write As-Run Log to file– check this box if you want to save your As-Run Log to file. Notice that once you enable this option, some additional options appear in the dialog.

In the Log to directory field enter the folder, where you want your log file to be saved.

The name of the logged file will be in the following format:


YYYY-MM-DD_HH-MM-SS is the date and time when the first command in the file has been sent to the As-Run Log and #n is the respective X-Pert Graphics instance number.

For example, TBRL_2012-06-19_15-23-01_#1.log is a log file, in which the first command has been sent on June 19th, 2012 at 15:23:01 o’clock from X-Pert Graphics Instance #1 to the As-Run Log.

The Limit as-run log files to spin-box allows you to set a limitation for the log file size in Megabytes. The minimum value that you can enter here is 1 MB, and the maximum is 2000 MB.

Be aware that the log files are saved per instance and per day, meaning that when the current date changes a new log file, for the next date, will be opened by the As-Run Log for writing. New log files are created also if the limit, set in the abovementioned spin-box is reached. The last case when the As-Run Log will create a new log file is if it is manually shut down by the user and reactivated by X-Pert Graphics.

Use the Delete as-run logs older than spin-box to automatically delete log files that are older than the configured number of days. The minimum number of days here is 1 day and the maximum is 180 days.

In the Log items to file area place a check next to the events, which you want to appear in your log file. The options here are self-explanatory. If you press the Default button only the options, which are checked in the picture above will be selected.

NOTE: These configurations refer only to the log file that is saved. The actual As-Run Log application displays all types of events.