Here at Rascular the mission of our company is to make life easier for people working in TV. So in that spirit we also provide the ability¬†in Helm to customise the Parts Bin and add your own button types. It all done in a file called ‘buttons.txt’

Where is buttons.txt?

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Here it is, in C:\Program Files (x86)\Rascular\HELM Designer

It’s a simple text file that you can edit with Notepad, or your favourite text editor.

What is the structure of button.txt?

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Each button definition starts with the button name in square brackets, followed by the various properties of the button underneath as name=value pairs.

Just to demonstrate, I’ve copy-pasted the RoundButton and renamed it as DiamondButton.

Now when I start Helm Designer I see a new button type in the Parts Bin

New button type added

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And there it is.

One could easily customise the graphics and text of this new button to be whatever is required.