Open this dialog box from Options > Work Environment > Work Environment.
As you get used to working with ARCHICAD, you will develop personal preferences for using the program’s features and arranging the various palettes, toolbars and menus on screen. You will set most of these options in the many sub-dialog boxes opened from the Work Environment dialog box.
You can customize any of these settings while you work: just open the needed dialog box, change the setting, and press OK. The setting will take effect.
If you have customized a number of settings in Options > Work Environment, you may wish to save them for future use in other projects, so that your personalized Work Environment is ready for you when you start to work.
Individual settings are organized into six Schemes; saving your settings occurs at the Scheme level. Work Environment Schemes are saved in a local folder on your computer (not with the project file). You can store, import and export any or all of the scheme files.
You can also combine any of the schemes into a Profile, and store the Profile under its own name. Profiles themselves do not contain settings; they are just a collection of schemes. Use Options > Work Environment > Work Environment Profiles to export and import profiles to/from folders of your choice.
It is entirely possible to use ARCHICAD successfully without saving schemes and profiles; you can just adjust settings as you work. However, the option to save settings according to named schemes, and then to combine schemes into profiles, is useful for CAD managers, for offices working in teams, and for individual users who might want to alternate among several different sets of customized settings.
CAD managers can create office-standard Work Environment Profiles and install them as defaults when installing the ARCHICAD program at multiple workstations.