Aligned Elements Automation Tool

Project Settings

The Project Settings contain information and settings for the project. Only users with Project Management rights may edit Project Settings.



The Name of the Project.


The date the project was created.

Database Version

The version of Aligned Elements currently used.


Password Expires After # Days

Defines when the password expires due to password aging when the user has to select a new password. Max length: 365 days. Default: 90 days.

Warn if Password Expires in # Days

Informs the user that the password is about to expire. Default: 10 days.

Allow Windows Logon

If selected, checks the login credentials against the current Active Directory. Not applicable for teh Web Client.


Template Path

The path to the root folder of the project templates which defines the project configuration.

Storage Connection String (optional)

For distributed scenarios, it might make sense to place the templates somewhere outside the company network on a location which every project member can reach. To accommodate for such situations, Aligned Elements supports storing templates on an Azure File Storage in the Cloud.

To designate a location in an Azure File Storage, you need to supply two pieces of information:

1) The path to the templates on the form “\”

2) The Storage Connection String

Web Base URL

The prefix part of the URL to the project.

Smtp Mail Settings


The smtp server address (e.g.


An email address that has an account on the server


The password valid for the User above.


The name you want to appear as sender in the email.


The port used (e.g. 465 for SSL).


Select if SSL shall be used.

Signature Preferences


ECertificate - For Digital Signatures. User can only sign if a valid Electronic Certificate has been associated with the User (see User Management).

NoCertificate - No Electronic Certificate is required and thus an Electronic Signature (but no Digital Signature) is applied.

Start on Page

On which page to place the signature stamps relative the “From”-setting.


  • From Beginning

  • From End

  • Create Page From Beginning - an additional page is created for signature stamps

  • Create Page From End - an additional page is created for signature stamps

Sign Direction

The direction in which subsequent signature stamps are placed on the page.

Start Position X - Start Position Y

The Lower Left X and Y position (in pixels) of the first signature stamp relative to the lower left corner of a document.


The width of a signature stamp on the page (in pixels)


The height of a signature stamp on the page (in pixels).


The horizontal and vertical gap between signature stamps (in pixels).

Add Document Info

Adds Aligned Elements information of the Document being signed to the signature page, includes:

  • File Name

  • File Object ID

  • Signature Object ID

  • Reason for signature (from Signature Object)

The Document Info is always placed 100px from the top of the page and 30px from the page left and right border, stretching across the page. The Document Info box height is 100px.

Document Info - Use Version

Optionally include the Aligned Elements File Version in the Document Info.

No Certificate - Use Location

For NoCertificate-Mode, optionally request and include Location information in signature stamp.

No Certificate - Use Reason

For NoCertificate-Mode, optionally include Reason in each signature stamp.

No Certificate - Use Comment

For NoCertificate-Mode, optionally request and include Comment information in signature stamp.

No Certificate - Use Time in Signature Stamp

For NoCertificate-Mode, optionally include Timestamp and Time zone in signature stamp. Note that the Assigned Users Table Attribute in the Signature.rvt must contain a DateTimeColumn for this option to function properly.

Test Signature

Use the button to create a PDF page displaying the signature layout using the current settings.


RPN Threshold

Displays the configured RPN threshold for the risk type.

Suspect Traces are only Cleared Manually

Overrides the default behaviour of automatic clearing of the suspect trace state when the child object in the suspect trace relationship is updated.

Automatically update linked traces to Latest Revision

Applies to traces between projects. Automatically updates traces between parent objects in other projects and modified child object when child object is committed.

Necessary perquisite is that traces between parent and child objects are to latest revisions ("most current") before modification takes place.

Visible DHF Columns

Defines the DHF columns displayed in the Word Output.

Project Phases

In order to compare the status of a concrete deliverable and the status that the QMS specifies for a certain Project Phase (i.e. DHF Index), Aligned Elements needs information about project phases (or milestones).

Add the names of the Project Phases according to your QMS and arrange the phases in sequence order. Select the name of the current Project Phase.

Remember to update the selection of the current Project Phase as the project progresses.

Export Project Settings

The Project Settings can be exported into an xml file and later imported into a different project. This is especially handy when distributing company-wide SMTP Settings and Signature Preferences.

In Project Settings, click Export to export the current project settings to an xml file.

Import Project Settings

When importing the exported Project Settings xml file in a different project, the following parameters are ignored:

  • Project Name

  • Project Creation Date

  • Project Version

  • Current Project Phase

  • Any information about linked projects

Note! You can modify and trim the exported ml file to only contain the parameters you want to be imported. Since this feature can have significant consequences on your project, treat it with considerable consideration!