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Original Article Date: March 25, 2004
While rooting around the other day, I found this old document that I wrote a few years back. It's simply a primer for workspaces and explains the role that they play in the configuration of MicroStation. Nothing fancy, but may be a good read for the newer CAD administrator.
A workspace is simply a custom MicroStation environment or configuration. By selecting a workspace, you customize MicroStation for a specific job, discipline, project, or task. There is always a workspace operating when you run MicroStation.
The role of the workspace is to:
Tell MicroStation where things are:
Three basic parts to Workspaces:
The Active Workspace:
User Configuration File:
The name of the User Configuration File is used as the name of the workspace. The file has a suffix of UCF and is found in the .../Workspace/Users/ folder. There is one UCF file for each available workspace name as listed in the MicroStation Manager. This file has two basic functions:
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