I'm working to better understand how workspaces function in microstation, but I've hit a roadblock.
I understand that the .ucf file specifies active workspace components, but I don't understand how microstation knows where to find the .ucf file. Mine is referencing a seperate drive, other than the C drive.
Here's my current About Workspace. Nothing in my current .ucf seems to point to the Y drive, but it finds it none the less.
There are a number of ways including a command switch in the shortcut used to run Microstation or a modified mslocal.cfg to name two of the most common.
There are three variables that control its location.
_USTN_LocalUserAppDataPath : predefined and locked
(System): _USTN_HOMEROOT=$(_USTN_LocalUserAppDataPath) [C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Bentley\MicroStation\10.0.0\] (System): _USTN_HOMEPREFS=$(_USTN_HOMEROOT)prefs\ [C:\Users\u\AppData\Local\Bentley\MicroStation\10.0.0\prefs\]
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Adam Halls said:I'm working to better understand how workspaces function
What version (e.g. v10.x.y.z) of MicroStation, or other product, are you using?
MicroStation CONNECT configuration is different (better) compared to MicroStation v8 configuration.
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looking at your screen shot. it look slike you are uisng V8i. With this ther are (as Duncan has mentioned) a few option that tells MS where to find the workspace.
Have a look in : C:\Program Files (x86)\Bentley\PowerDraft V8i (SELECTseries)\PowerDraft\config (the path will vary for MicroStation)
Within this file. open in NOTEPAD the msdir.cfg and mslocal.cfg.
Within these file, you should see where the workspace is directed too. ie Y:/MicroStation\Config.
This is normally the first in a line of reroutes. Once you have find the file and the paths, then you need to look in a standards folder for cfg files. it might be in here that your UCF is defined.
From the screenshot Adam in on V8i not Connect so path will be the same apart from 8.11 instead of 10.0.0 but Microstation won't look there if it's redirected by mslocal.cfg or by the -wu switch.