• Thu, Aug 17 2017

    CONNECT Edition - What does _USTN_USER_CONFIGURATION do?

    In CONNECT Edition - Custom Configuration - Part 1 : Initial Creation Steps I described how the installer can be used to specify the location of your Custom Configuration by setting the value of the variable _USTN_CUSTOM_CONFIGURATION listed in "C:\ProgramData\Bentley\MicroStation CONNECT Edition\Configuration\ConfigurationSetup.cfg" to the chosen Network Configuration path; e.g.: \\hal\CONFIGURATIONS\MCE. We also have...
    • Tue, Aug 15 2017

    CONNECT Edition - Custom Configuration - Part 1 : Initial Creation Steps

    This article is based in the MicroStation CONNECT Edition installation process. The process for other applications is similar but will generally have some additional steps to cover application specific requirements, AECOsim Building Designer (ABD) datasets for instance. The additional steps for ABD are linked from CONNECT Edition - Configuration : Customization Guides . The initial setup of WorkSets requires some manual...
    • Mon, Aug 14 2017

    CONNECT Edition - Custom Configuration - Part 2 : Standards Folders

    The process in Part 1 created the functional structure of the Organization with the first WorkSpace and WorkSet and the essential configuration files needed for it to operate. It did not create any of the resources that contain and deliver the Organization, WorkSpace or WorkSet standards. These resources need to be created or where they already exist be reviewed and copied into the appropriate locations. Then the configuration...
    • Mon, Aug 14 2017

    CONNECT Edition - Custom Configuration - Part 3 : Standards CFG Files

    Standards can be configured by files at all configuration levels. Organization The Standards.cfg is the primary configuration file for setting organization wide standards. This is the organization baseline for: locations and names of shared resources; configurable default settings: etc. The Organization standards resources are contained in the Organization folder's subfolders. Note: to highlight that the file is different...
    • Thu, Aug 10 2017

    CONNECT Edition - Deploying ConfigurationSetup.cfg

    When you create a Deployment Image for MicroStation CONNECT Edition or AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition, the configuration stage of the installation enables the location of the Custom Configuration to be selected in the same way as a manual installation: This step writes the location of the Custom Configuration, normally on a network share (mapped drive or UNC) into the ConfigurationSetup.cfg that is created...
    • Tue, Aug 8 2017

    CONNECT Edition - Update news

    Two updates coming your way at the moment are an incremental update to the CONNECTION Client (0.00.08.18), note a terminology change, the Personal Portal is now known as the CONNECTION Center to tie in with the way the services available are developing. MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 6 is now available for download and will appear as an update in the CONNECTION Client shortly. One thing to take note of is our installer...
    • Thu, Aug 3 2017

    CONNECT Edition - Edit WorkSet CFG in the Configuration Variables dialog

    The CONNECT Edition Configuration variables dialog is considerably more user friendly than its V8i predecessor, offering more space, column sorting and other improvements. However, one apparent limitation is that any changes made are saved to the current user’s Personal.ucf. This is usually fine for testing but requires manual editing to copy the changes made to the WorkSet or other CFG files. A CONNECT Edition key-in...