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EZ-Builder For Windows PC

EZ-Builder is a free Robot Control Software Package for Windows 8/8.1/10, Android and iOS. The software connects to the EZ-B v4 over a Wi-Fi connection to control your robot. EZ-Builder provides easy-to-use controls for vision tracking, speech recognition, programming, sharing apps, and thousands of other features...

The Microsoft Windows version of the software allows you to load robot apps from other users through our EZ-Cloud, load example robot apps included in the installation, and create your own custom robot apps. Apps that are created with EZ-Builder for Windows can be shared on the EZ-Cloud for others to use. EZ-Builder Mobile (Android or iOS) loads apps from the EZ-Cloud, and can be found here.







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EZ-Builder for Windows PC can be downloaded for free from the Software section.
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System Performance

EZ-Builder was designed to be very efficient and run on lower scale PC's. This does not mean that we recommend low scale PC's, even though the software will run. The recommended CPU is an Intel i5 equivalent with 4GB of RAM and Windows 8.1. The 3D designer and 3D instruction interface will use video hardware acceleration, if available.



Screen Resolution

The minimum screen resolution for EZ-Builder is 1366x768. Ideally, the best resolution for ezbuilder is 1920x1080. If you are using a 4K Display, there is information further in this document on how to configure your display.

Microsoft Windows has a feature to configure object sizing, which will affect EZ-Builder's interface. The recommended font sizing is between 100% and 125%.. If higher font sizing is used, the button text will overlap images and wrap. You will find this setting sometimes defaults to a large value on touch screen devices from factory. To restore the font size to Windows recommended sizing, follow these settings...





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Right-Click with the mouse on your desktop to display the properties menu. For Windows 8, select SCREEN RESOLUTION. For Windows 10, select DISPLAY SETTINGS.



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On Windows 10, locate the option "CHANGE THE SIZE OF TEXT, APPS AND OTHER ITEMS: XXX%". On Winodws 8, the option is labelled "MAKE TEXT AND OTHER ITEMS SMALLER OR LARGER".



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Slide the trackbar toward the LEFT until 100% or 125% is displayed. This is the recommended value for Microsoft Windows and will restore all software applications to their preferred scaling. Now press OK and you will be asked to reboot the computer for the settings to take affect.





4K Desktop Resolution Fix

If you are one of the adventurous users who purchased a 4k capable PC, you may have noticed that Microsoft hasn't quite caught up with how to display applications correctly. If your EZ-Builder on 4k display looks like this, we have a solution for you.


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Step 1

What we are going to do is locate the EZ-Builder.exe (main program) and change the compatibility mode. Microsoft did not make this process very easy for you, so bare with us. To begin, load the File Explorer.


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Step 2

Navigate to the C:\Program Files (x86)\EZ-Robot Inc\EZ-Builder folder. This is the location that holds the EZ-Builder application files and libraries.


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Step 3

Locate the EZ-Builder.exe file in the list and RIGHT-CLICK to bring up the menu. Select the PROPERTIES option in the menu for the file.


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Step 4

In the properties window, select Compatibility tab. Check the Override high DPI scaling behavior option, and select System (Enhanced). Press OKAY and you may now load EZ-Builder with correct scaling.


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Last updated 1/26/2018

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