The options in the Glyph Server frame (shown below) are used to
configure how Pointwise will allow external scripts to be run.
The Glyph Server panel provides options to configure the TCP
server used to communicate any scripting interpreter with
This option specifies that the TCP server will not listen for connections on the
specified port except when a script is run from within Pointwise
This option specifies that the TCP server will always listen for connections on
the specified port. Note that only one external script may connect to Pointwise
and attempt to execute a Glyph command. Furthermore, a Glyph command can only
be executed when there are no active tasks open.
This field shows the port being used by the TCP server to listen for client
connections. Note that the port number is randomly assigned by your operating
system if the default port is in use. The default value, minimum acceptable
value, and maximum acceptable value of 2807, 1025, and 65536 respectively.
You may specify an authentication string (i.e. a password) that must be passed
by the external script during the connection sequence. If this field is
non-empty and the script to be executed does not pass the exact string, the
connection will be refused.
This button will close the Glyph Server panel.
Scripting language to be used with the Glyph Server may be defined in
the Edit, Preferences task.