How to Create a "From Home" Workspace in OpenRoads FDOTConnect

My company currently has our default FDOT workspace drop down store/use worksets on a shared network location. This is not a good option for working from home because of how slow it is operating over a VPN. We do not use ProjectWise. I would like to create a second Workspace that uses all of the FDOT standards, but stores its Worksets on my C drive.This would allow me to copy full FPID folders onto my desktop or C drive and then paste to the shared network to update files. I have tried several things to accomplish this, but the "HOME" workspace always wants to create worksets in the shared drive location instead of the local drive. I have tried environment variables and a series of config files, but I seem to be missing something. Does anyone have a workflow on how to do this? I managed to accomplish this for SS4, but I'm not having as much luck with ORD.

My current environment variables:

FDOT_ORGANIZATION = C:\FDOTConnect\Organization-Civil\

FDOT_WORKSETS = W:\FDOTConnect\

HOME_WORKSETS = C:\FDOTConnect\Workspaces\  (seems like this variable isn't actually doing anything though)

Thank you,

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  • Where is your _USTN_CUSTOM_CONFIGURATION variable pointing? 

    I feel your pain on the WorkSets issue. I wish Bentley would have given us the latitude to define more than one location for the _USTN_WORKSETSROOT variable and parse them in order. It's dumb that we have to basically set up a whole separate Workspace (or some other workaround) to switch. 

    Eddie Giese, PE
    Senior Roadway Engineer (licensed in FL & PA)

    Patel, Greene & Associates, LLC
    PowerGEOPAK V8i SS10 (08.11.09.918)
    OpenRoads Designer 2020 R3 (10.9.0.91)
    ProjectWise Explorer CE 10.0.3.434
    LumenRT CE Update 14 (16.14.60.98)

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  • Where is your _USTN_CUSTOM_CONFIGURATION variable pointing? 

    I feel your pain on the WorkSets issue. I wish Bentley would have given us the latitude to define more than one location for the _USTN_WORKSETSROOT variable and parse them in order. It's dumb that we have to basically set up a whole separate Workspace (or some other workaround) to switch. 

    Eddie Giese, PE
    Senior Roadway Engineer (licensed in FL & PA)

    Patel, Greene & Associates, LLC
    PowerGEOPAK V8i SS10 (08.11.09.918)
    OpenRoads Designer 2020 R3 (10.9.0.91)
    ProjectWise Explorer CE 10.0.3.434
    LumenRT CE Update 14 (16.14.60.98)

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