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)
If you are going to be solely working from home, create some new folders: C:\Worksets\FDOT. Then, just set FDOT_WORKSETS = C:\Worksets\. Don't forge the extra slash at the end. When you need to change it back, just change the environment variable.
Then, copy your FDOT folder, .dgnws, and .cfg to your C:\Worksets\FDOT folder. All three of these items are required for ORD to recognize your Workset.
Once you do those things, you should be good to.
Also, if you have Onedrive, you can set up the same folders on OneDrive, and set up your config variable to match, and work off the cloud. All files you use will be stored locally and then synced to the cloud.
Zachary Billings, P.E.
Senior Roadway Engineer (Licensed in FL and MI)
CONSOR Engineers, LLC
Windows 10 | Intel Core i7-9700k | Nvidia RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra | 32 GB of RAM | 500 GB Samsung 960 EVO NVME
Power GEOPAK V8i Select Series 10 Version 08.11.09.918 | FDOT SS10 Version 01.04.01
ORD Version 10.09.00.91 | FDOT Connect Version 10.09.00.00
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Answer Verified By: MattSexton
I agree with Zach on this one for worksets. Switching the variable is probably the easiest route.
As far as the actual workspace resources, it looks like you've got that set to local, so that should be looking at a standalone workstation install. At FDOT, we are basically uninstalling client installations and installing workstation installations on all of the work-from-home machines.
Let me know if you have any further questions and my team will be happy to assist.
Matt SextonCADD Applications Support CoordinatorFlorida Department of TransportationEngineering/CADD Systems Office850email@example.com
Thanks Zach. This is what I have done for now. I will just switch it back when I go into the office.