This article is based in the MicroStation CONNECT Edition installation process. The process for other applications is similar but will generally have some additional steps to cover application specific requirements, AECOsim Building Designer (ABD) datasets for instance. The additional steps for ABD are linked from CONNECT Edition - Configuration : Customization Guides.
The initial setup of WorkSets requires some manual intervention.
Once the first WorkSet is created, then modified with any required content and configuration, it can become a template for subsequent WorkSets. Obviously multiple template WorkSets can be created where required.
At this stage starting MicroStation CONNECT Edition will show only the delivered example project, the Custom Configuration will not be displayed in the UI.
To enable the Custom Configuration and its contents to become visible each WorkSpace must have a Configuration File named <WorkSpaceName>.cfg that must be located in the same folder as the WorkSpace folder, e.g.: \\hal\CONFIGURATIONS\MCE\WorkSpace_01.cfg.
To create this follow the next sequence of steps.
There is still work to do. This process has created the functional structure of the Organization with the first WorkSpace and WorkSet with the essential configuration files needed for it to operate. Is has not created any of the resources that contain the Organization, WorkSpace or WorkSet standards.
See Part 2 for more on resources and how to organize them.
Translated German Wiki article:CONNECT Edition - Benutzerdefinierte Konfiguration - Teil 1 : Erste Schritte der Erstellung