Here you'll find various resources on DXARTS systems and policies.

You'll find ordering and purchasing instructions in the sidebar.

The old dxarts wiki can be accessed once logged in HERE.

WIKI Guidelines

Creating new wiki pages

It's important to keep pages, links, formatting clean from the start. When creating a wiki page, please adhere to the formatting laid out in other wiki pages, and be CONSISTENT.  If the editor is giving you problems, be persistent with getting your formatting as you want it, even if that means getting into the html source to manually fix formatting. It will likely remain unchanged for a long time.

It helps to have someone else look over your new content immediately to ensure you're information is CLEAR and COMPLETE.

Naming Pages

When choosing a name for a wiki page, try to be specific so the page title/link tells you what you'll find when you get to the page. For example in Tutorials>SuperCollider, a page named "Realtime" is ambiguous. A more specific name would be "Converting Non-Realtime Code to Realtime Code".


Remember to link to your new page! Your new page should exist somewhere in the information structure of the wiki. Link to your new page from the appropriate index section/page. For example, if you've created a tutorial, link to it from the tutorials page.  You can link to the new page from multiple other locations if that is helpful for readers. For example, the CNC mill instructions are primarily linked from the Facilities/Ballard Fab Lab page, but it may be useful to include the mill instruction in a tutorial page that uses the CNC mill.

Internal/External Links

Links to other wiki pages in the DXARTS wiki can be linked simply with 'wiki/name-of-wiki-page'. For example linking to this page from another wiki page, I just type 'wiki/tutorials'. See a page's address in the browser to see what it's actual address name is, i.e. no capital letters and spaces are replaced with dashes.

When creating a link, set links to other pages in this wiki to "Open Link in the Same Window" and links that point to external sites to "Open Link in a New Window".

Creating a page Table of Contents with anchors

If your wiki page is very long and has multiple sections, please use anchors to create an index so users can jump to sections. This page is an example.

To mark the location you'd like to link to, place the cursor at the beginning of the line then select the anchor icon in the editor menu. You'll be prompted to give the anchor a name. Choose a simple but unique name. This will drop an anchor icon at the head of the line.

To link to that location, select the text you'd like to link to the anchor and select the hyperlink icon as if you were linking to another site or wiki. Instead of an html address, however, just type '#' followed by the name you gave the anchor. For example, the anchor I used for this section was named 'wiki-guidelines', so the link that I set to the anchor was '#wiki-guidelines'. You can also inspect the html source for the page if you need clarification.

Side bar links

A wiki page can be displayed in the sidebar (or nested in one of the sidebar items) if "Provide a menu link" is checked in the menu settings on the wiki edit page. You can then choose an alternate link title if desired, a description to show on a mouse over, the parent item under which the link is nested, and a "weight" which orders the link on the menu list max to min (0 is highest weight, and negative weights move links down the link list).

NAS Instructions

NOTE: If you're using the NAS, you should have consulted with the techstaff as to the specifics of how you'll be using it. Do not alter file structures without having talked to the techstaff first.

Once the techstaff have granted you access to the NAS drive, you can connect in 2 ways:

1.  Visit to use a web-based gui for up/downloading your files.

2.  Connect from a Mac via AFP:

  • Press Command + k, or Finder>Menu>Go>Connect To Server...
  • Enter afp://
  • Enter your login info.
  • Select the folder you'd like to mount.
  • You can drag and drop files like any mounted drive. NOTE: deleting files from the mounted server is permanent.
  • Unmount/Eject the drive when you're finished.