Anyone who has used a well managed MicroStation system will be familiar with the sharing of CAD standards via a networked workspace.
So far I have moved to the network:
How about the more general company CAD standards?
There are two broad possibilities:
Step one is really simple:
Now you will have in your E:\ drive:
holding a series or containers ready for your site specific settings to be stored and referred to by 01_Company_Standards.cfg.
To start with a straightforward and common example, let's add your Company cell libraries.
Copy/move any existing company cell libraries into E:\Standards_OnNetwork\cell\.
Open 01_Company_Standards.cfg in Notepad (or my favorite, Notepad++), look at line 26:
MS_CELL > $(_USTN_SITE)cell/ # Cell libraries
So in addition to the default locations searched by AECOsim you now have E:\Standards_OnNetwork\cell\
Add the line:
MS_CELLLIST < $(_USTN_SITE)cell/*.cel
and company cell libraries will appear at the top of the Cell Library dialog's File menu.
The other lines in ZZ_CompanyConfig.cfg show some of the many other possible uses for the Standards configuration file and folders. That will be the subject of another article.