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The Designer Launcher is the only means of launching a Designer, allowing you to make changes against a Gateway. The same Designer can access all the projects that are available on that Gateway, and you don't need to add the Designer multiple times for different Gateways. 

The Designer Launcher is available on the Home tab of the Gateway Webpage. More information on installing the Designer Launcher can be found on the Launchers and Workstation page. 

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The Designer Launcher

Designer Launcher Settings

Settings for the entire Launcher can be found on the Launchers and Workstation page. 

Designer Application Settings

Settings for applications in the Designer Launcher are listed below. To access the application settings, click on the "three menu dots" on the My Designers window and select the Manage option.  

Designer General Settings

Setting Name


Designer Name

Name of the Designer.

The following feature is new in Ignition version 8.1.5
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As of 8.1.5 the Designer Name field is required.

Gateway AddressThe address to the Gateway in the format http[s]://host.port.
TimeoutThe maximum number of seconds to allow for any Gateway communication. Any communication that exceeds this amount will cause the Vision client launcher to abort the communication and try again if configured.

How many times to attempt to contact a Gateway again if an error occurred during communication. Available values are:

  • -1 : Retry indefinitely, or until the launcher is manually closed.
  • 0 : Zero retries, or abort after the first failure.
  • 1 (or more): Determines the number of retries: i.e., a value of "5" means five retries. If the number of retries is exceeded, then the launcher will attempt to launch the Fallback Application.
Initial HeapThe initial heap size (memory) for the Client. Defaults to the value specified on the Gateway Home page.
Maximum HeapThe maximum heap size (memory) for the Client. Defaults to the value specified on the Gateway Home page.
JVM ArgumentsAdditional JVM arguments to add to that specific application if desired. The defaults are created from the global jvm-args that exist at the time of the creation of the application. These can then be modified and the modifications will persist and never be updated again from the global setting.

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