User Files – Wherefor Art Thou

One of the first issues raised during the beta process was the changes to the location of user files. During beta and the initial release of Connect, user preference files were locked to be stored as part of the user windows location. This caused quite a stir:

https://communities.bentley.com/administrators/archived-communities/microstation_early_access_program/f/microstation-connect-edition-eap---forum/106332/eap3---_ustn_usercfg/330868#330868

After a great deal of pressure, changes were made to allow us to use our custom locations once again, but only if we undefine the variables to begin with:

https://communities.bentley.com/products/building/building_analysis___design/f/aecosim-speedikon-forum/177764/user-pref-file/516906#516906

For the CADmanage build, this means an additional line to the std_appl.cfg file:

# Aerison

#---------------------------------------------------------------------------

# Determine MicroStation Version

#---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

%if defined (_VERSION_10_0)

                STD_MS = MSCE

%endif

 

_USTN_DISPLAYALLCFGVARS                      = 1

 

#---------------------------------------------------------------------------

# Set standard configuration based upon MicroStation version

#---------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

%if exists ($(hta_sBentley)Standard/$(STD_MS)/Standards/.)

                _USTN_ORGANIZATION = $(hta_sBentley)Standard/$(STD_MS)/Standards/

%lock _USTN_ORGANIZATION  

%endif

 

%undef _USTN_USERCFG

 

%if $(USERNAME) == "sforward"

_USTN_CAPABILITY < +CAPABILITY_UI_ALWAYSSHOWADMINWORKFLOW

%endif

 

_USTN_CUSTOM_CONFIGURATION = $(STD_EC_CFGDIR)

 

From here we can go back to using our custom location again.

There might be another addition to std_appl.cfg that you may not be aware of. As part of the Connect interface there is an Admin ribbon. This saves having to go find all of the admin tools like Configs dialog, Customize and more.

For me, I just activate the ribbon whenever the builds find my username:

%if $(USERNAME) == "sforward"

_USTN_CAPABILITY < +CAPABILITY_UI_ALWAYSSHOWADMINWORKFLOW

%endif

More soon, stay tuned.

Anonymous