2.9. HMI server configuration

2.9.1. Configuration files of ARender HMI

(the folder is located in your Tomcat, websphere, jetty or similar)

File name Editable Role and content
arender-server-default.properties No Default properties configuration of ARender HMI including rendition server access and connector configuration (Cf. Connectors).
arender-server.properties No Default custom properties needed for our connectors. You can find ECM properties in there.
arender-server-custom-<…>.properties Yes Custom properties file of ARender HMI. To modify it copy Pour properties from arender-server.properties.
arender-custom-server-integration.xml Yes Allows to insert custom Bean integration, without overloading ARender definitions.
arender.xml No Main configuration of ARender HMI (Modify only with Arondor agreement).
ehcache.xml Yes Cache configuration of documents opened via the graphical interface.
log4j.properties Yes Application logs configuration.
arender-default.properties No Default interface configuration.
arender.properties Yes Custom configuration of ARender HMI (Cf. Profils)

2.9.2. Rendition server definition

In order to define one or several rendition servers, edit the arender-server-custom-<…>.properties configuration file as follow:


Nota bene : The value of “{rendition_server_x}” here has to be changed by the right rendition server address

(Don’t forget to reboot your HMI)

2.9.3. XFDF annotation folder configuration

A default folder is configured in ARender to saved annotations as XML files. The user that launch the application server has to have read and write right on this folder. Tutorial for ARender versions 3.1.7 and lower

By default, XFDF annotations are saved in the folder: annotations/, created in the folder where the application server is launched. Tutorial for ARender versions 3.1.8 and higher

By default, XFDF annotations are saved in a folder named ARenderAnnotations/ created in the home folder of the user that launch the application server.

Caution, on Windows, if the application server is launched as a service (without any user configured), the folder will be created in C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile.

To configure a specific folder,

  • Either modify server properties in arender-server-custom-<…>.properties and add the property arender.server.annotations.xfdf.localstorage.default.path with the wanted value.
  • Either create a system property named arender.annotation.xfdf.localstorage.default.path and set its value with the needed folder path.

2.9.4. Style sheet : ARender-mat.css

Most of the ARender graphical components can be configured in the style sheet. Consult the file for more details.

Nota bene : This stylesheet is related to default user profile. See the Configuration guide for more information.