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 ?
I've installed the ANZ Datasets, but I'm mainly interested in Microstation mode.
I'm seeing the actual models of the cells in C:\AECOsim-CE\AECOsimBuildingDesigner\Default\Dgnlib\DrawComp\en\DrawingSeed.dgnlib, and not in any datasets. If I delete these model spaces, then I can't open the cell drop down list.
If we're supposed to be using DetailingSymbolStyles.dgnlib for the cells, then why are they in DrawingSeed.dgnlib, and why is this file hardcoded to use for detailing symbols ?
This is for both CONNECT and V8i.
I've worked out how to use a custom dgmlib file in CONNECT.
I delete the model spaces from C:\AECOsim-CE\AECOsimBuildingDesigner\Default\Dgnlib\DrawComp\en\DrawingSeed.dgnlib.
Create a new file C:\AECOsim-CE\Configuration\WorkSpaces\Default\WorkSets\Default\Standards\Dgnlib\DetailingSymbolStyles.dgnlib that has my custom cells.
This works until I have to do an update, when I then have to delete the model spaces from the delivered DrawingSeed.dgnlib again.
But this doesn't work for V8i.
I can create C:\AECOsim-V8i-SS6\WorkSpace\Projects\Default\dgnlib\DrawingSeed.dgnlib without the model spaces and C:\AECOsim-V8i-SS6\WorkSpace\Projects\Default\dgnlib\DetailingSymbolStyles.dgnlib with the model spaces, or create only DrawingSeed.dgnlib with the model spaces.
But, for some reason V8i has an additional file. C:\AECOsim-V8i-SS6\WorkSpace\BuildingDatasets\Dataset_ANZ\dgnlib\DetailingSymbolStyles.dgnlib. And this is the default file AECOsim V8i uses. If I delete it, then i can use C:\AECOsim-V8i-SS6\WorkSpace\Projects\Default\dgnlib\DetailingSymbolStyles.dgnlib.
But when I restart my computer, I get this
and the file is back. And because it's a delivered file, if I edit it, I have to do this every time I update.
I can get around this by renaming the model spaces in C:\AECOsim-V8i-SS6\WorkSpace\Projects\Default\dgnlib\DetailingSymbolStyles.dgnlib, and reassgning all the cells.
But this is a lot of work for something that should be simple.
Why does Bentley make it so hard to like their software.
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! :)