• Site Standards #1 - User Settings

    Here are some sensible settings to add to your Company_Standards.cfg:

    # User Settings

    MS_SPELLINGLANGUAGE = BritishEnglish

    • MS_SNAPMODE_SOURCE saves snap settings in your user preferences file instead of individually in each…
    • Thu, Jan 16 2014
  • Configuration - Keep Your Files Tidy!

    When your configuration file is only a few lines long and can be taken in at a glance, how it is set out may not be that important. However once you get into configuration and the files grow, being tidy makes life a lot easier.

    Some guidelines:

    • Use comments - the reason for adding some statements may no longer be obvious or remembered 18 months later.

    • Break your file down into sections with consistent headings -…
    • Thu, Jan 16 2014
  • Configuring AECOsim Building Designer #7 – Sharing Standards

    Anyone who has used a well managed MicroStation system will be familiar with the sharing of CAD standards via a networked workspace.

    So far I have moved to the network:

    • project data.
    • project and user configurations.
    • the Company dataset.

    How about the more general company CAD standards?

    There are two broad possibilities:

    • Integration with an existing MicroStation configuration - this could be complex and may…
    • Thu, Jan 16 2014
  • Configuring AECOsim Building Designer #6 – Roaming Users

    The next step in networking AECOsim Building Designer is making an individual's user preferences accessible from any machine that they log onto.

    If your Windows system has implemented Roaming Profiles the user preferences can be stored there, the techniques described below can be adapted to use Roaming Profiles.

    In this article I'll store the user preferences alongside the Company Dataset and other resources on…

    • Tue, Jan 14 2014
  • Site Standards #00 - The Standards.cfg file

    Out of the box we deliver C:\ProgramData\Bentley\<applicationName>\WorkSpace\Standards\standards.cfg.

    This file lists a series of configuration variables that add paths to some of the sub-folders of ...\Workspace\Standards\

    The list is fairly short and does not include some crucial items such as the site DGNLIB location.

    In practice quite a lot needs to be added to this file.

    Suggestions will be made in the subsequent…

    • Wed, Jan 8 2014
  • The Message Center - Some Tips

    The Message Center displays information that can be very useful in a number of situations.

    A day to day example:

    Measure something and the results are displayed in the Message Center portion of the Status Bar:

    Open the Message Center dialog and the measurement will be displayed there too, the latest message, in this case your measurement, will be selected when the Message Center opens:

    just press Ctrl + C to copy the…

    • Mon, Jan 6 2014