I have converted our old workspace to the new format for CE and have used the text below in the desktop shortcut shortcut to bring in the workspace when MicroStation (or Descartes or View) is opened;
-wrZ:\Config\ -wkEMP -ww"Networks Eng" where Z:\ is the network drive where the configuration is stored.
It all works fine when you open a file from within the app but how do I ensure that the workspace comes in with a design file when it's double-clicked directly? Is there a way to add the workspace configuration at installation so that its always there, no matter how a file is opened? We don't have separate workspaces for different projects or clients, just the one to cover everything and we're running Update 16.
I have created deployment images for the three apps and included the path to the configuration in the layout setup but it doesn't seem to bring the workspace with it automatically on a new installation. Am I missing something here?
Thanks for that Seán, you're very close there, we're not using ProjectWse but another document management system where users access the design files directly from the local client. To change away from this would be a massive undertaking so whatever needs to be done to replicate what we have with V8i will be easier than the world of pain that will fall if users have to open MicroStation first! We also have users with View that will receive contractor of manufacturers drawing files in email or via cloud sharing and these will not be in the DMS.
there is no way of controlling any of this when a user double clicks on a DGN file. There are a lot of things that happen in the background that can effect opening a file this way (it is not recommended).
If you have multiple versions of Bentley products installed on the machine which one gets used to open the file ? If you get past that, the next thing is the product will attempt to load the last workspace/workset used, if this happens to be the correct workspace/workset then you lucked out.
again - not recommended.
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