If all you want Save Settings for is to restore the view you were last working in, Could you entertain this for a solution?
I have a button for this but you could run the same commands automatically when you open and close a drawing.
I have a button for saving my last working view and one for restoring my last view. If I leave a drawing in the middle of a task I'll hit the "save last" button. Then when I return to the drawing I'll hit the "restore last" button.
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These buttons work for any user that uses them. You can put them out in your corporate interface. The "save" button actually creates a saved view named relative to the user's name and likewise it restores it to the same. For me it saves a view called "Last-Harmon_S" because I'm telling it to save the view "Last-$(_USTN_USERNAME)". You could use any variable that is convenient for you. It looks like this:
The save view key-in is:
$ sv=Last-$(_USTN_USERNAME),$(_USTN_USERNAME) was working here last;dx=0
The restore view key-in is:
To automate this you could run the save upon close, and run the restore upon entering. Remember, it will depend on who (the user selected in MicroStation Manager) is opening the drawing. Or you could use a system variable that defines your user and you wouldn't have to use the MM settings.
Automatically (no user requirements), Circumvent all "save settings" thumbnails by using a standard saved view. A previous post discussed how save settings sets the thumbnail used for the drawing. We have standardized on a logical name for our borders (you could use the file name, but we have different drawings for different sizes and a one button solution (key-in) wouldn't be possible. Our border is a reference, and its logical name is "TB" and this is one benefit of a standard name. If you key in SV=preview MicroStation will create a saved view called "preview" and by default, MicroStation will used the saved view called "preview" for the drawing's thumbnail, if it exists.
So if you want a thumbnail of the whole drawing you will want to fit the border then save the view. If you really want to be nice you would want to restore the previous user's view as it was before this was run.
REFERENCE FIT TB;SELVIEW 1;SV=preview,View to use for thumbnail;SELVIEW 1;VIEW PREVIOUS
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