[V8i] Is there any shared location between software packages?

We use a combination (depending on client, etc.) of MicroStation, Power GeoPak and Power InRoads. I am working to develop a network standard that can be shared by all users.

The easiest way I have found to point to my network resource is to include a Standards.cfg in the C:\ProgramData\Bentley\(package)\Workspace\Standards directory. This is working well, but I have three different packages, requiring three copies of the file. That's not so terrible, but it does open the door for a file not to be copied to one of them, or for the files to get out of sync when there are updates.

If I have more than one Bentley package installed on my computer, is there ANY shared directory/configuration that I could leverage to get all those packages on the same standards? Or do I really need to do my local work in triplicate?

Thank you.
MaryB
MSTN 08.11.09.829

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  • Hi Mary,

    Each application does need to be told where to look for the shared configuration so your current solution is appropriate.

    I don't know if setting _USTN_SITE as an environment variable would be read by the applications, but if it did there would still need to be other configuration statements to get everything in the right place that would not work with environment variables.

    Regards

    Marc

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  • Hi Mary,

    Each application does need to be told where to look for the shared configuration so your current solution is appropriate.

    I don't know if setting _USTN_SITE as an environment variable would be read by the applications, but if it did there would still need to be other configuration statements to get everything in the right place that would not work with environment variables.

    Regards

    Marc

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