Configuring AECOsim Building Designer #3 – Put a Company Dataset on the network

Updated 11 August 2014.

From adding the Company Dataset in part 2 it is a short step to share the Company Dataset on the network.


1. Continuing from part 2, copy the Dataset_ Company folder from

C:\ProgramData\Bentley\AECOsimBuildingDesigner V8i Ss4\WorkSpace\BuildingDatasets\Dataset_ Company

to a network location and rename it to avoid confusion.

I'm using E:/ so end up with:


2. Change:

COMP_DATASET  = $(TF_DATASETS)Dataset_Company/


COMP_DATASET  = E:/Dataset_Company_OnNetwork/

This folder could be located within an existing company workspace, I'm keeping it simple for this example.

The result seen in Dataset Explorer is:

However to make putting the Company dataset on the network useful, you also need to put the project configurations on the network too.

More on this next time...

Also see AECOsim Building Designer - QuickConfig Standard for a complete example that includes a Company Dataset.