You can launch Dragonframe from the command line. This includes launching a scene or take.

Dragonframe 4

Windows

  • Open a command prompt
  • Navigate to Dragonframe folder (usually C:\Program Files (x86)\DZED\Dragonframe 4 or C:\Program Files\DZED\Dragonframe 4)
  • Run Dragonframe.exe

macOS

  • Open a Terminal (Applications : Utilities)
  • Navigate to Dragonframe 4 folder (usually /Applications/Dragonframe 4)
  • Run ./Dragonframe\ 4.app/Contents/MacOS/Dragonframe

Linux (Ubuntu/Fedora)

  • Open a Console
  • Run LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/dragonframe4/lib:. /opt/dragonframe4/bin/Dragonframe

Command Line Arguments

After the executable name you can add one or more of the options:

  • -nocrashcheck : Skips the log file check and warning at startup.
  • : Dragonframe will open the specified scene and prompt you to choose a take.
  • : Dragonframe will open the specified take.

Examples

Launching a specific take. Note the use of quotes around the file path. This is required if there are spaces.

Dragonframe.exe “D:/My Projects/SchoolProject/pani_003.dgn/pani_003_Take_01”

Launch a scene with take chooser, and skip the crash check.

Dragonframe.exe -nocrashcheck “D:/My Projects/SchoolProject/pani_003.dgn”

Caveats

  • You can only have one running instance of Dragonframe at a time.
  • File paths on Windows can use forward or backward slashes.

Dragonframe 3

Windows

  • Open a command prompt
  • Navigate to Dragonframe folder (usually C:\Program Files (x86)\DZED\Dragonframe or C:\Program Files\DZED\Dragonframe)
  • Run Dragonframe.exe

Mac OS X

  • Open a Terminal (Applications : Utilities)
  • Navigate to Dragonframe folder (usually /Applications/Dragonframe)
  • Run ./Dragonframe.app/Contents/MacOS/Dragonframe

Command Line Arguments

After the executable name you can add one or more of the options:

  • -nocrashcheck : (in DF 3.6.0+) Skips the log file check and warning at startup.
  • : Dragonframe will open the specified scene and prompt you to choose a take.
  • : Dragonframe will open the specified take.

Examples

Launching a specific take. Note the use of quotes around the file path. This is required if there are spaces.

Dragonframe.exe “D:/My Projects/SchoolProject/pani_003.dgn/pani_003_Take_01”

Launch a scene with take chooser, and skip the crash check.

Dragonframe.exe -nocrashcheck “D:/My Projects/SchoolProject/pani_003.dgn”

Caveats

  • You can only have one running instance of Dragonframe at a time.
  • File paths on Windows can use forward or backward slashes.
  • Prior to 3.6.0, if the user closed the take chooser, a hidden Dragonframe process would remain running.