I am experimenting with modifying DetailingSymbolStyles.dgnlib to reflect what we use in our office. But it doesn't seem to work.
I have created a Default user and modified the file located at every place I can find.
No matter what I try, it always defaults to the delivered styles.
On the left is my modified Section symbol, and on the right is what happens when I create the section.
And this is what I see when I check on which cell is being used. The list shows all the cells 3 times.
Does this mean that it is showing the content of three files ? And if so, where are the extra files.
Is there something I am missing, and if so, what ?
AECOsim V8i SS6 8.11.09.866 / Windows 10 pro
Please take a look at this WIKI - https://communities.bentley.com/products/microstation/w/microstation__wiki/32805/how-to-create-or-edit-a-detail-symbol-in-microstation-connect-edition and also this one https://communities.bentley.com/products/building/building_analysis___design/w/building_analysis_and_design__wiki/20490/how-to-create-or-edit-a-detail-symbol-to-be-used-in-a-detailing-symbol-style
This blog might also be helpful https://communities.bentley.com/other/old_site_member_blogs/bentley_employees/b/mark_penns_blog/posts/how-can-i-create-custom-detailing-symbols
Please follow the steps mentioned in the WIKI's and let us know if you face any difficulty.
I have removed all the "DetailingSymbolStyles.dgnlib" files out of my search path, and removed the Detail Symbol model spaces from "DrawingSeed_Architectural.dgnlib" So in theory I shouldn't be able to find any Detail Symbol cells.
But that isn't the case. Where do these come from ?
Some additional information.
When I remove "DetailingSymbolStyles.dgnlib" from \WorkSpace\BuildingDatasets\Dataset_ANZ\dgnlib and reboot my computer. for some reason AECOsim decides to reinstate the file at bootup.
Is this what should happen ?
Any chance you have DetailingSymbolStyles.dgnlib and/or DetailingSymbolCells.cel under your \projects folder as well?
I have searched the AECOsim directory for any DetailingSymbolStyles files.
All I found were the dgnlib file in \Projects\Building Examples\BuildingTemplate_NZ\ and \BuildingDatasets\.
And none of these have the Detail Symbols shown at the top of the list shown in my previous emails.
I can open each of these files and modify the section bubble, then open a file and place a section marker. The section marker doesn't show the modification.
The default cells are coming from some mysterious location that I can't find.
I can delete the dgnlib files and the cells still show up.
That is very odd... I tried a similar test by renaming those same files, and when I attempted to view/modify the Detailing Symbol I got an error because there were no libraries.
Perhaps you could use Configuration Explorer to help track this down?
I've managed to track it down.
My AECOsim and Microstation v8I are using ..WorkSpace\System\dgnlib\DrawingSeed.dgnlib as default to define the detailing symbols.
And my CONNECT versions are using C:\AECOsim-CE\AECOsimBuildingDesigner\Default\Dgnlib\DrawComp\en\DrawingSeed.dgnlib.
I have defined MS_DETAILINGSYMBOLS_CELLLIST = $(_USTN_PROJECTDATA)dgnlib/detailingsymbolstyles.dgnlib in my AECOsim v8I ucf file, but it seems to ignore this as it defaults to the DrawingSeed .dgnlib.
To get this to work, I have to delete the cells from the DrawingSeed.dgnlib files. Is this the correct way of doing this ?
All new reply (I deleted some earlier ones). I installed the New Zealand dataset for CONNECT Edition and simply moved the DetailingSymbolStyle.dgnlib out of the dgnlib folder (I usually create a folder under there named 'Holding Tank' to move any of those dgnlibs to test and them move them back as needed). I get the same results as Steve did, I cannot open those cell drop down lists.
When you say you are deleting the cells form the DrawingSeed_*.dgnlib do you mean you are deleting the symbols out of the sheet models? Are you seeing actual models of the cells?
If you have successfully creating your detailing style, create your own drawing seeds and go into those sheets and select the drawing title, section cut, elevation symbols and right-press and select properties. In that properties dialog you can change those symbols to use your detailing style. Maybe this will keep from having to delete them.
One thing I do when looking at any dgnlibs is to set my Workspace to Examples and WorkSet to MetroStation (a MicroStation example, if it is installed) and browse over to open a dgnlib. Then I can see what things are in that file, like detailing styles. By opening the files in the example workspace I am not loading all the ABD libraries.
Finally, I found that the detailing styles want to exist in those drawing seed dgnlib files. I tried creating my custom detailing style in the DetailingStyleStyles.dgnlib and found they get copied into the seeds. So, I utilized the Detailing Symbols File>Export and File>Import to get the correct one into the seeds. A little extra work, but once I had it done I am off and running.