CONNECT Advisor is annoying. I don't know what it does, but it persists in loading itself automatically. I've told it not to do that...
The CONNECT Advisor is a central tool we have provided with our CONNECT products as a central location to access Learn content, Community updates, Youtube videos and other information to assist you with the operation of the software you are currently using. The Contextual option can be quite helpful in locating various content specifically related to the tool you may select. It also contains a section to get assistance from an Expert Advisor.
Unselecting this option as well as the "Use last session settings" should stop the CONNECT Advisor from opening when you startup MicroStation but many be related to your permissions to save these settings on your local drive or in the registry. It might be worth trying to "Restore default settings" and trying this again.
Regards Andrew Bell
Andrew Bell said:The CONNECT Advisor is a central tool we have provided with our CONNECT products as a central location to access Learn content
I agree with Jon for 100%. Maybe Bentley think they develop something useful that should work as "knowledge and learning central" (which is good idea in general), but reality is this is annoying piece of junk, designed and implemented at maybe university semestral work quality and completely ignoring reality of multi-language teams:
Because of these features and the fact Bentley are not interested in fixing the problems (the most of discussed issues I reported long time ago without any result, even some were confirmed), a standard MicroStation installation procedure always contain to uninstall Advisor.
When anything is needed, it's much faster to open browser and to use Google / Bing / BE Communities search to find relevant information and discussions.
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I want to use the Advisor, but rarely. I found that by turning the startup setting on and off, resetting the defaults a couple times, working it if you will, it does actually stay off. This Connect bidness is some wonky stuff.
Jan Šlegr said:It steals dialog focus, so when doing something in MicroStation, "after a while finally started" Advisor dialog pops up on top of MicroStation
That's what made me notice it. I started MicroStation, made a few UI choices, and then MicroStation appears to stop responding. What's happened is that CONNECT Advisor has started, but not immediately and in a separate Windows process, and stolen focus from MicroStation.
Adam Wuellner said:The wiki article Andrew Bell linked to says to leave comments at the bottom, but there is no comment box
I see the same lack of comment box.
Regards, Jon Summers LA Solutions