• CONNECT Edition - Configuration Tips : Should I edit ConfigurationSetup.cfg?

    [Updated 14 August 2018] We discourage manual editing of this file as it is written to by CONNECT Edition applications during active sessions, updating the value of _USTN_CONFIGURATION (in the [Set Configuration] section of the file) to correspond to the active WorkSpace selected in the User Interface. In nearly all circumstances specifying the Custom Configuration via the installer User Interface is the only method that…
    • Tue, Aug 14 2018
  • Using it! - Input Focus

    Focus is where input from the keyboard will take effect. Unlike an application such as Microsoft Word, where the input focus is essentially either in the document or in a dialog; MicroStation has several points where keyboard input can be applied. While most of the time focus will follow your flow of activities, there are many occasions where you need to be sure you are at the right point before entering your input keystrokes…
    • Thu, Aug 9 2018
  • CONNECT Edition - DGNLIBs

    This is an updated version of an earlier V8i 101 article. A DGNLIB is a DGN file used for the storage and distribution of shared resources. Its internal structure is identical, only the file extension is different. Files with the .dgnlib extension are treated differently within Bentley applications. For instance, Compress Design does not affect DGNLIBs. DGNLIBs can be used to store a wide range of resources and can be applied…
    • Mon, Aug 6 2018
  • Series Index - Setting Up in the Real World

    As items drift down a blog's timeline they can be overlooked, so here is an index for this series of pieces:
    • Mon, Aug 6 2018