Hello, I'm trying to start using AECOSIM with the neutral metric dataset but I cant understand how ridiculous is the initial process.
First of all, we need to download the NM dataset from the installer. This content ends in the route ~ Configuration \ WorkSpaces \ AECOsimExamples \ worksets and following the logical path, I realized that this new workset contains the Neutral Metric standard that I need to use here in South America.then, if I need to create a new project folder (workspace), it is EMPTY !, there is not a single option to use the template folder mentioned before as a basis for my new project.
then, creating the workset, all empty again. you have to manually copy the template folder to your new location, create a empty workset, rename the workset, and start a new dgn wherever the path guides you.
I think that bentley needs to redesign this entire process, and find a new way to:
download datasets or templates worspaces from a different location, not linked to the installer. It has not sense!
Reuse the template dataset folder as the thing is, to TEMPLATE. there have to be an option inside AECOSIM, that allows us to select what structure to use and that the application will copy automaticly.
Allows users to CHANGE LOCATIONS from the workspace folders, after that the project starts.
You really have to make the software more user friendly.
I was talking about a similar situation with another user yesterday when creating new Worksets but you also have some other points that perhaps falls into the enhancement category so I would like to make the suggestion to file a service request to review your inquiry, let me know when you do. Just to verify are you using AECOsim Connect Edition Update 2?
How am I doing?1. I create a new WorkSpace.2. I copy the BuildingTemplate_NM template with it's cfg and dgnws configuration files from WorkSpace AECOsim Examples to the new Workspace.3. Reset the AECOsim. Close and open.4. I create a new workset in the new workspace. You have an option to use a template.5. The workset is ready to use.
We are testing the BIM workflow of AECOSIM into projectwise and outside it. If you have a big project that has to be connected in windows, you could copy and edit the workset directory, but in a common projectwise Workflow, you are not allowed to create, rename or overwrite folders.
But what's bother me more, is the non intuitive interface for manage and create projects information. In Revit you could create, import, export and reload families and catalogs in a really simple way. All with this workspace mess is old fashioned and very easy to break when you have to move your project.
I know, I am aware of that solution, but it is really hard to manage. Take a look to bricscad BIM, routes, links, catalogs, projects locations, all is editable easy and fast.
Please take a look at CONNECT Edition - Configuration : Customization Guides for explanatory links. Some manual steps are required prior to being able to use the UI for creation of subsequent Worksets. This is something we need to address.