Using CitectSCADA > Administering Projects > Managing your projects > New Project dialog
New Project dialog

This dialog box lets you create a new project. To create a new project, enter a value in the Name field (the other field entries are optional), then click OK.

Once created, project properties can be viewed and edited using the Project Properties dialog, which contains the items described below.


A unique name for the project. The project name is restricted to 64 characters. It can contain any characters other than characters in the Windows file naming rules "*|\{}:<>?/;'

Since the project name is a unique identifier, CitectSCADA does not permit you to create or restore a project with the same name.


A description of the project. This field is useful for giving an explanation of the role of the project. You are urged to complete this field.


The directory path where the project files are stored. As the Name field is entered, the directory is automatically generated in the Location field. You can override this by manually entering the location or clicking Browse.

Create project based on starter project

Select this option if you want to create a project based on the built-in starter projects. Choose the project style from the Project drop down list that is displayed when this option is selected.

You can create custom starter projects by placing *.ctz backup files in the <User>/<Data>/Starter folder (where <User>/<Data> is the directory you chose during installation). The [CtEdit]Starter parameter can be used to change this default path.

[Page defaults] Template style

The style (appearance) of the graphics pages in the runtime system. The style you select is the default style for any new pages you add to the project. You can change the style of existing pages and templates using the Page Properties, accessed through the Graphics Builder.

Most users prefer the Standard style. You can view the pre-defined styles by looking in the Include project under Graphics, Templates.

[Page defaults] Template resolution

The default screen resolution of the standard graphics pages (such as alarms pages and standard trend pages):

Screen Type Screen Width (pixels) Screen Height (pixels)



















[Page defaults] Show template title bar

Determines whether to display the Windows title bar (at the top of each graphics page). The title bar contains the title of the window, maximize, minimize and close buttons (at the right hand end of the title bar), and the control menu button (at the left hand end of the title bar).

To display a page in fullscreen (without a title bar), the size of the page needs to be the same size as the display (or larger). If the page is smaller than the display, the title bar still displays, even if fullscreen mode is enabled. Standard templates styles are available for both page sizes.

[Page defaults] Background color

The background color that will be displayed in newly created graphics pages.