For a long time we have been able to edit MicroStation cells by right-clicking and picking 'Open for Editing'. Editing other resources can involve repetitive navigation to locations in the Project/WorkSet or Workspace/Configuration. We have a couple of key-in structures that can help to avoid these repetitive steps.
key-in: $ %explorer $(<variableName>)
e..g.: $ %explorer $(_USTN_OUT)
This is identical to the previous example except that '%notepad++' specifies Notepad++ as the target application to open the file.
e.g: $ %notepad++ $(_USTN_PROJECTCFG)
This example for V8i will open the Project Configuration File
The CONNECT Edition equivalent would be:
$ %notepad++ $(_USTN_WORKSETCFG)
The syntax is similar but here the 'newfile' command is used to open the specified file in MicroStation (or the current MicroStation based application)
e.g.: $ newfile $(BB_GRID_TEMPLATE_DGNLIB)
These key-ins can be appied to custom tools that can then be added to V8i Menus or Toolboxes or to the CONNECT Edition Ribbon:
Note that this example has a custom Named expression applied that hides the tool unless AECOsim Building Designer is the current application.Translated German Wiki article:CONNECT Edition - Konfigurationstipps: Tastatureingaben um Ordner / Dateien schnell zu öffnen