Have you come across situations where MicroStation doesn't seem to remember what area of the model you were working on last time or what active color you used last time, while it does save the elements you created or modified?
The fact is, there are different categories of changes and MicroStation treats them differently. This blog attempts to explain them.
There are three types of changes are Saved in MicroStation:
If you think of an artist working on a painting, the content on her canvas is the most precious. These are her Design file changes. The color and brush she is currently using in her palette are her Settings. These may not be important when she resumes her painting the next day. The position and orientation of her easel are her personal Preferences.
Let me explain Settings further. Generally Settings are divided into two groups:
File Specific Settings:
Model Specific Settings:
More Blogs are coming up so be there:
G R E A T ! ! !
Are these lists complete? Can you add which settings are stored in the .upf? I mean apart from the settings we see in the Preferences Dialog (these are obvious), what else? What's stored in the docking*.xml and when?
That would build up a good reference for future lookup (should then go to wiki, I think).
A suggestion: As you mentioned, some settings are model specific, some DGN specific. Wouldn't it be nice if we could see that in the dialogs as well ... I mean, now we have only "Settings > Designfile", but not all of its content is DGN specific, if I remember correct.
Good work, Mark"!