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,

    The guide is very, very interesting! Thanks a lot! If I understand correctly, the guide is focused to configurate two datasets: Company (it's a copy of default dataset), and project.

    Well, in our office we have AECOsim SS5, and we configurated three datasets:

    1- Default_NM: is the dataset installed with Dataset_NM executable. The path is: C:\ProgramData\Bentley\AECOsimBuildingDesigner V8i Ss5\WorkSpace\BuildingDatasets\Dataset_NM

    2- Company: is the dataset of our office, and the path is in the network:

        T:\EiPM Dataset

    3- Project: is the dataset of every projecte, and the path is also in the network:

        T:\EiPM Projects

    In AECOsim SS6 is possible to configurate three datasets? how?

    Thanks a lot!

    Xavier C.A.

    EiPM

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  • Hi Marc,

    The guide is very, very interesting! Thanks a lot! If I understand correctly, the guide is focused to configurate two datasets: Company (it's a copy of default dataset), and project.

    Well, in our office we have AECOsim SS5, and we configurated three datasets:

    1- Default_NM: is the dataset installed with Dataset_NM executable. The path is: C:\ProgramData\Bentley\AECOsimBuildingDesigner V8i Ss5\WorkSpace\BuildingDatasets\Dataset_NM

    2- Company: is the dataset of our office, and the path is in the network:

        T:\EiPM Dataset

    3- Project: is the dataset of every projecte, and the path is also in the network:

        T:\EiPM Projects

    In AECOsim SS6 is possible to configurate three datasets? how?

    Thanks a lot!

    Xavier C.A.

    EiPM

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