We've observed that MicroStation (PowerGeopak SS4) is defaulting to the Interactive method to attach reference files in our current setup and cannot figure out why. It only happens in our regular networked workspace and not in the ProjectWise workspace. The ProjectWise workspace remembers the user's previous setting, but the networked workspace always defaults back to Interactive when a new session is started, even if the user last chose CoincidentWorld or another method from the Attach Reference dialog box.
Both workspaces use MS_REF_DEFAULTSETTINGS = "snap=1,trueScale=0,attachMethod=world,useAnnotationScale=0,synchWithSavedView=none,nestOverrides=never"
I suspect something in the user interface is either missing, write-locked, or defaulting back to a site-level location. How can I test this?
What version (e.g. v10.x.y.z) of MicroStation, or other product, are you using?
Matthew Estes said:How can I test this?
Run MSDEBUG and examine the resulting configuration variable dump. Look for multiple assignments for MS_REF_DEFAULTSETTINGS to see if another config. file is overwriting your setting. If that isn't the answer, then let us know and we'll continue to ponder.
Regards, Jon Summers LA Solutions
To make sure I'm being clear, I'm looking for the circled pull-down to say "Coincident World" or whatever the user last picked. Right now it is saying "Interactive" the first time after a new session is started. File Name and Files of Type are being remembered.
For testing purposes, I deleted the user profile entirely and the same issue remains after MicroStation rebuilds the profile.
Leave it on interactive and go one step further to the Attachment properties dialog. That should have "Coincident World" selected. If you where to select "Coincident World" on the "Attach Reference" dialog it would automatically attach the file and not ask the user for any settings changes. I am unaware of a variable to control the state of the "Attachment Method" on the "Attach reference" dialog.
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