Server Connect is the utility that manages connections to IMPACT databases. It's required to have the application installed and running in the background. Otherwise, it's not possible to work with IMPACT. We have settings that allow the application to start with Windows and also attempt an automatic login on start. It's recommended from our side that these are turned on as they are convenient for the user. Check the figure below to see where these settings are found in the user interface.


Figure 1: Server Connect settings 

Configure a connection

A connection must be configured in order for the user to connect to IMPACT´s web services that handle database communication. If no previous connections have been configured it's recommended to edit the default configuration (1) that comes with the application. If additional connections should be configured press the plus sign (2).


Figure 2: Edit or add a configuration


To connect one must select a configuration from the drop-down list marked in the figure below.  The user will be disconnected from the existing connection when switching configuration. If the automatic login fails you will be prompted for username and password. 


Check the status message marked in the figure below to verify that you're connected. 


Server connect doesn´t pop up

This may be caused by the xml file. In order to fix this, one must remove the xml file from the following search path:
...\AppData\Roaming\StruSoft\IMPACT 16\Common.

You can type in windows explorer "%appdata%" and find it 

Once this is complete, run server connect and fill in the fields again. 



Enable Server Connect log

If connection problems or other suspected problems with the program occurs, logging can be activated by using the following procedure:

1. Open the file explorer and insert %appdata%\StruSoft\IMPACT 15\Common

2. Open the configurations.xml file using a file editing tool (for example, notepad)

3. Add the following at the end of the xml after </StartWithWindows>  and before the last </Configurations>:


Explanation of the level tag:

2-Information (normal recommended production setting)

For more information about the levels see:

4. The log files are located in %appdata%\StruSoft\IMPACT 15\Common\Logs

At the moment the log creates up 5 files a 2mb each and is rolled over if the file size greater than 2 Mb (good size for email) or when the date changes.

Changing Language

In Server Connect you can select the language that you would like to use for all of IMPACT's applications. Do keep in mind that if something is not translated it will still be displayed in English.



The settings are saved based on Server Connect. Changing the connection or logging in as another user will not change the language. This means that if you log onto another computer you will have to change the language on that computer as well.

Any change to a language will only take effect when an application starts. If you have an application running you will have to restart it.

Edit User Profile

Your user profile information can be edited from Server Connect in IMPACT version 16. The top menu has an option named User account. If you hover over it with your cursor, a dropdown will appear where you can select to Edit User Profile... 
The information you can edit in this dialog is used throughout all IMPACT applications. The signature will, as an example, be displayed in the drawing panel if that drawing was created or checked by you. 



Created by niklaspalmgren on 2017/12/01 16:06
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