There have been other questions here about having MSCE open ORD configurations, which is not really a problem by itself, but now the plot thickens....
This is a bit long, but stay with me, some of you may be facing the same issue.
Within the past week I have been contacted by two clients about setting up the MicroStation configurations so that they can utilize WorkSpaces from different versions of ORD, and also accessing non-ORD based configurations.
The situation is as follows...
How do you configure MicroStation to access three different sets of standards stored under three different Configurations?
The solution I have come up with so far is:
This seems to work well, however...
DOT A also has older projects in ORD 10.9 that are not being moved to ORD 10.10. How can I tell MicroStation to access the ORD 10.9 WorkSpace instead of ORD 10.10?I can't change the WorkSpace name because the dgn's are branded to the other WorkSpace name, changing the branding would introduce all sorts of other problems.
I also haven't tested this with any ORD configurations that implement Roles. That might be another sticking point.
Anybody else having the same problem?
Rod Wing said:DOT A also has older projects in ORD 10.9 that are not being moved to ORD 10.10. How can I tell MicroStation to access the ORD 10.9 WorkSpace instead of ORD 10.10?
The only workable solution I have to this problem is to create a separate MicroStation shortcut with a -wc switch that uses a startup configuration that sets the value of _USTN_CUSTOM_CONFIGURATION to the the ORD 10.9 configuration folder. It's not pretty, but it works.
Rod WingSenior Systems Analyst
couldn't you instead put everything for 10.10 together and then everything for 10.9 together and keep the workspace and workset names the same ?
soooo under 10.09 you will have DOT A and DOT B workspaces and worksets (for that version) and then under 10.10 you have the same DOT A and DOT B names (yet they contain the version specific data for 10.10) ? that way the workspace/workset matches for the branding.
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I don't know if I follow.
You still need different startups for MicroStation to view the ORD 10.10 and 10.9 WorkSpaces.
correct - but it eliminates the branding issue when you open the files using MicroStation on the different versions.
Not sure how to get around the multiconfiguration without desktop icons (which is going to suck when the user has 50 plus icons on their desktops to control things)