Can FDOT CONNECT work with other configs?

In beginning to look into how to build our ORD and MS CONNECT workspace (now Configuration), I was excited to see how Bentley has revised their level structure to try and be more direct on what each level is intended for.  Being a consultant external to FDOT, we struggled to make the SS4 workspace work with ours and our other clients.  I am a bit disappointed to see that the new FDOT CONNECT workspace/configuration does not appear to be provided to external parties in a manner where we can just add this in as a workspace (as it appeared Bentley had intended), instead FDOT is using the organization and workspace levels, and by how I am digesting the installation instructions, it appears that things are configured for FDOT to be the only resources configured.  How have others made the FDOT CONNECT configuration play nice with external parties organization and other client workspaces?

Being that we are just starting to work with the CONNECT generation products, I am trying to build my configuration best to suite the FDOT CONNECT config with the least amount of modification to get things to work, but at the same time, have the flexibility to have additional workspaces available for our other clients.  The FDOT config is by far the most involved and complex over all of our other client provided configs/workspaces.

For server installs, it would not be desired to install MicoStation/ORD at the time of providing the FDOT client either.  For example if a user had ORD previously installed for other client work, I would not want to uninstall/reinstall ORD to configure it to the FDOT CONNECT server when he/she is transitioned to FDOT work. 

I may be missing something, but the install documentation seems specific for internal installations.

Any suggestions would be appreciated, thank you.

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  • Our installation instructions are provided as a fail safe recipe for success.  We are happy to support your concerns and can help your company with the configuration desired.  Please contact our office and we can assist. cadd.support@dot.state.fl.us    

     Vern E. Danforth, P.E.

    State CADD Engineer / Coordinator

    Production Support CADD Office

    The CADD Office's mission is to ensure productivity and efficiency through standardized customization, support and training of 2D and 3D CADD applications!

    Vern

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