ABD SS6 - QuickConfig

QuickConfig Standard deploys a simple AECOsim Building Designer SS6 network configuration for immediate use or as a template for testing and/or further customisation.

In brief run the:

  • first batch file to set up the workspace and a test project
  • second batch file to connect each workstation to the network
  • third batch file to set up each user's preferences

Detailed instructions and background information are here:

ABD SS6 QuickConfig Standard - Deployment Guide

The required files are here:

ABD SS6 QuickConfig Standard - Deployment Files

Use scenarios:

  1. New users - Create mapped drives P:\ and W:\ on your network, run the installation as delivered for an immediate working configuration.
  2. Existing Users - Use the subst batch files to create a local test installation to be used for trialling integration with existing standards and workflows.
  3. Training  - Use the subst batch files to create a local installation for training and experiment.

More posts will follow covering the use of and additions to this configuration.

Troubleshooting:

1. When initially installing that the files are unzipped into C:\BentleyDownloads\ABD_SS6_QuickConfig_Standard. Sometimes when unzipping the download a duplicate folder can be inserted (C:\BentleyDownloads\ABD_SS6_QuickConfig_Standard\ABD_SS6_QuickConfig_Standard) in which case the various copy operations carried out by the batchfiles will be disrupted.

2. If you have cause to repeat the installation, delete the contents of P:\ and W:\ drives (having backed up any data files that you want to keep!) and also ensure that (if it exists) the file C:\ProgramData\Bentley\AECOsimBuildingDesigner V8i Ss6\WorkSpace\Standards\ZZ_ABD_SS6_CompanyConfig.cfg is deleted too.

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  • Hi Marc, I am working through your useful guide. I am however foxed by the use of the startup configuration file. I can see what it is designed to do but am not sure how abd knows to start using that configuration file rather than the defaults. Thanks. Bill

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