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4D Workshop4 IDE PRO License

This Workshop4 PRO License is an OPTIONAL upgrade to unlock advanced features. Workshop4 is still FREE to download and use. However, the PRO features require a paid license to unlock the additional features. 

The Workshop4 PRO License unlocks Genie Magic for the ViSi-Genie environment and the Smart Widget Editor for both ViSi and ViSi-Genie. New Features and additions continue to be developed, and updates are made available for free once the License has been purchased.

Genie Magic

Genie Magic brings the ability to add standard 4DGL code to various points within the ViSi-Genie environment. This enables you to have all the advantages of ViSi-Genie but with the new ability to add extra 4DGL where you want it. If a feature was previously unavailable in standard ViSi-Genie but was possible in Designer or ViSi, then Workshop4 PRO is the simple answer, making the most powerful yet easy to use environment we offer. 

Smart Widget Editor

The Smart Widget Editor is a comprehensive tool which allows you to create and animate Gauges, Sliders, Knobs and more, using the tools provided. This allows you to easily add custom graphics and build customised widgets, exactly as you want them.

These features are available to be unlocked by purchasing a License for Workshop4 PRO. Please see the instructions on how to acquire a license in the Overview section below. 

With the aid of Workshop4 PRO, Visi-Genie becomes an incredible environment to work in with many options available to the user for advanced and flexible development.

Free Seven-day Trial

A seven-day trial of Workshop4 PRO features is available by clicking on the 'Start PRO Trial' button in the Options Menu under the License tab in Workshop4. This will allow you to evaluate Workshop4 PRO unhindered for 7 different days of use - they do not have to be consecutive days.

The Workshop4 PRO License is for One (1) User on (1) Computer only. 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PURCHASING PRO LICENSE

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING

To purchase the PRO license for Workshop4, and be issued with the license for your PC, the process is currently Manual.

Please follow the instructions below in order to have the best purchasing experience while we work to automate this process.

1) Purchase the number of Workshop4 PRO licenses you require, using the Add To Cart button. If you are purchasing this by itself (no Hardware in your cart), please ensure you select the "NO SHIPPING (SOFTWARE ONLY)" option in the shopping cart. Complete your purchase.

2) Download and install the latest version of the Workshop4 IDE.

3) Open Workshop4 and click on the Options button on the menu. Navigate to the License Tab.

4) You will find a text box to enter your email address, and another stating your Serial Number. Please enter the email address under which you wish to register the license. The license will work for one (1) user on one (1) PC only.

5) Copy the Serial Number listed. This serial number is hardcoded to your PC hardware, so the license can only be used on this one PC. Please ensure you are on the PC you wish to license.

6) Please email our sales team (sales(at)4dsystems.com.au) after your purchase with your email address and Serial Number of the Workshop4 installation you wish to licnese, along with your Purchase Order number. Alternatively, use the Contact Page on our website.

7) Your License will be emailed to you within 24h of receiving your email with your serial number.

Smart Widget Editor

 
 

Smart Widgets Editor is a powerful utility which enables the generation of Smart Widgets.

  • Users can create complex widgets with up to six layers, including the layer for the base image. The order of the layers can be arranged as desired.
  • Each layer can contain one or more images arranged in sequence that can be manipulated in a variety of ways. Image manipulation options include horizontal motion, vertical motion, and angular motion. Additionally, the transparency of a layer can be set.
  • Two or more layers can be linked to produce synchronized movements of images. This enables the generation of complex widgets with multiple moving parts. Clockwork feature is also supported. This enables users to quickly generate clock widgets.
  • Each layer can have a numeric part which can display numbers in various fonts and formats. Alternatively, the numeric part can be a fixed sequence of text.
  • The output frames can be utilized using any of the supported Workshop4 environments

WS4 Pro comes with 30+ different examples of smart widgets.

Smart Widgets are custom widgets designed using the Smart Widgets Editor. There are three types available – Smart Gauges, Smart Knobs, and Smart Sliders. 

For examples and more information, please refer to the documents in the Download section below, and the Application Notes

 

Genie Magic

Genie Magic is an extension to ViSi-Genie, which is available in Workshop4 PRO. Genie Magic allows the User to add 4DGL code to various points in the ViSi-Genie backend code, which allows Users to take full advantage of the power of 4DGL, while retaining the speed and convenience of ViSi-Genie and its defined communication protocol.

Genie Magic allows you to enter 4DGL code in the form of Events, Code and Objects, along with various touch related additions too, giving you to the power to achieve advanced GUI's in ViSi-Genie without having to write the full code yourself.

Genie Magic is fully supported by the genieArduino and geniePi libraries, making communication with an Arduino or Raspberry Pi host even more powerful. 

When using Genie Magic in combination with the Smart Widget Editor, it is possible to use the Smart Widgets Editor tool and Smart Widgets to create other graphical user interface elements such as: 

  • dropdown menu
  • side menu
  • 'carousel slider'
  • list box
  • quarter-rotary menu
  • dock menu
  • fading slide-to-unlock button
  • spectrum with transparency
  • and many others

For examples and more information, please refer to the documents in the Download section below, and the Application Notes

Workshop4 is a comprehensive software IDE for Microsoft Windows that provides an integrated software development platform for all of the 4D family of processors and modules. The IDE combines the Editor, Compiler, Linker and Downloader to develop complete 4DGL application code.
All user application code is developed within the Workshop4 IDE.

Download Workshop4

Workshop4 includes four development environments for the user to choose based on application requirements or even user skill level.

  • Designer

    This environment enables the user to write 4DGL code in its natural form to program the display module.

  • ViSi - Genie

    An advanced environment that does not require any 4DGL coding at all. Everything is done automatically for you. Simply lay the display out with the objects you want (similar to ViSi), set the events to drive them and the code is written for you automatically. ViSi-Genie provides the latest rapid development experience from 4D Systems.

  • ViSi

    A visual programming experience that enables drag-and-drop type placement of objects to assist with 4DGL code generation and allows the user to visualise how the display will look while being developed.

  • Serial

    This environment is also provided to transform the display module into a slave serial display module. It allows the user to control the display from any host microcontroller or device with a serial port.


SMART WIDGETS EDITOR

Smart Widgets Editor is a powerful utility which enables the generation of Smart Widgets.

  • Users can create complex widgets with up to six layers, including the layer for the base image. The order of the layers can be arranged as desired.
  • Each layer can contain one or more images arranged in sequence that can be manipulated in a variety of ways. Image manipulation options include horizontal motion, vertical motion, and angular motion. Additionally, the transparency of a layer can be set.
  • Two or more layers can be linked to produce synchronized movements of images. This enables the generation of complex widgets with multiple moving parts. Clockwork feature is also supported. This enables users to quickly generate clock widgets.
  • Each layer can have a numeric part which can display numbers in various fonts and formats. Alternatively, the numeric part can be a fixed sequence of text.
  • The output frames can be utilized using any of the supported Workshop4 environments

GENIE MAGIC

Genie Magic is an extension to ViSi-Genie, which is available in Workshop4 PRO. Genie Magic allows the User to add 4DGL code to various points in the ViSi-Genie backend code, which allows Users to take full advantage of the power of 4DGL, while retaining the speed and convenience of ViSi-Genie and its defined communication protocol.

Genie Magic allows you to enter 4DGL code in the form of Events, Code and Objects, along with various touch related additions too, giving you to the power to achieve advanced GUI's in ViSi-Genie without having to write the full code yourself.

Genie Magic is fully supported by the genieArduino and geniePi libraries, making communication with an Arduino or Raspberry Pi host even more powerful.

When using Genie Magic in combination with the Smart Widget Editor, it is possible to use the Smart Widgets Editor tool and Smart Widgets to create other graphical user interface elements such as:

  • Dropdown Menu
  • Side Menu
  • 'Carousel Slider'
  • List Box
  • Quarter-Rotary Menu
  • Dock Menu
  • Fading Slide-To-Unlock Button
  • Spectrum With Transparency
  • And Many Others
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