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.
Hey Z, We had to change up the FDOT configuration to not use the entire Org-Civil structure. This required removing their cfg from the C:/ProgramData location and pointing to our own server location in the setup config. This enabled us to use multiple DOT clients, etc. Figuring out what to change and what not to change took careful review of this learn server path. https://learn.bentley.com/app/Public/ViewLearningPathDetails?lpId=111346 You'll also notice they add the FDOTWorkSpaceSetup.cfg We've been able to remove this to redirect the configuration to control which standards the Workspaces use. Another helpful link is the Product Documentation link. Look under "Setting up the Environment" to learn about new variables and what they do. https://docs.bentley.com/LiveContent/index.html
You should be able to achieve this without modifying the configuration of FDOT Connect configuration files. See below and let me know if I can be of any assistance. Thanks!
Matt SextonCADD Applications Support CoordinatorFlorida Department of TransportationEngineering/CADD Systems Office850email@example.com
Thanks Matt. Looking forward to the latest workspace to test our configuration. Everything seems to work fine, however we're using the fairly minimal workspace released by you guys back in July.