Hi I am using Bentley viewer to view .Dgn files. Every time I open viewer, the default path set to "My Documents". I want to change it to my working folder. How can I do that?
By default the application should return to the last place you open a file. If this isn't happening something is a miss.
Going deeper all of Bentleys PowerPlatform based products (View, PowerDraft, MSTN, ORD, AECOSim, etc) have a configuration that controls them. The configuration has different levels where variables may be defined to control the application. The variable MS_DEF controls the default file open location. This can be set at any level in the configuration.
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Which version are you using? We have just released Bentley View CONNECT Edition.
As John says, Bentley View will remember the last folder where you opened a file.
Are you using Bentley View only or alongside other Bentley applications?
I am using only Bentley view CONNECT edition to view *.dgn files which are generated from other software. Whenever I open the viewer it direct to "My documents" folder by default, not even the last folder where I open a file.
Hi John, Thanks for your reply. Can I edit the variable in which the default path is defined and change it to the desired one? If yes, how can I do it?
As Bentley View is intended to be a simple viewing tool the configuration editor is not included.
s you are only using Bentley View using No WorkSpace/No WorkSet (as shown below) is the appropriate choice.
CONNECT Edition should remember the last folder that you opened a file from and it should build up a recent folders list of up to 10 items in the File Open dialog (use Ctrl + O to get to this quickly):
This history please is stored in the preferences folders at C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Bentley\View\10.0.0, please check that folder and contents exist.