Start screen

The start screen is divided into the fixture template section, the restore section and the customize section.

Start screen

Fixture Template

When using a fixture template, some of the relevant data is already available and only needs to be adapted.

Fixture templates
  • Click on the desired fixture icon in accordance with the fixture type.

The GDTF Builder opens using the data of the fixture template.

Empty fixture template

When you want to start from scratch, use the empty fixture template.



Restore Last Session

To restore the latest GDTF file, select Restore Last Session.

  • Click Restore Last Session.

The last saved session is restored.

Restore last session
Do not rely on the Restore Last Session function as you may lose data.
Rather safe your GDTF file regularly on your hard drive!

Customize a GDTF File

To customize an existing GDTF file, use the import function.

Requirement: An existing GDTF file on your computer, for example from GDTF share.

To import an existing GDTF file in the GDTF builder,

  • drag and drop the GDTF file from your file explorer to the field “Customize an existing file…”.
  • click the rectangular field, open the file browser and select the GDTF file from your disk.
Customize a GDTF file window

The GDTF builder opens using the data of the imported GDTF file.

The GDTF builder tests the file for consistency.

If the GDTF file contains any errors, these will be show in a list and can be corrected in the GDTF builder.

To copy the list into the clipboard, click Copy To Clipboard.
  • To continue, click OK.