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 ?
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 ?
The CONNECT help does states that:
The following DGN libraries are installed in ..\Default\dgnlib\ folder of AECOsim Building Designer's program directory:
Also, per this wiki, MS_DETAILINGSYMBOLS has been deprecated in MicroStation CONNECT Edition, and _USTN_PROJECTDATA has been superseded by _USTN_WORKSETROOT.
I haven't researched this in-depth, but MS_DGNLIBLIST does point to both AECOsimBuildingDesigner\Default\Dgnlib\DrawComp\ and $(_USTN_WORKSPACESTANDARDS)Dgnlib\*.dgnlib, $(_USTN_WORKSETSTANDARDS)Dgnlib\*.dgnlib and $(_USTN_WORKSPACESTANDARDS)DgnLib\*.dgnlib.
I suppose everything is in the "help".
You just have to know where to look and what to search for.
MickyKom said:You just have to know where to look and what to search for.
Well, I cannot argue with that! :)