I'm in the process of implementing changes to our companys workspace to get Connect Edition running.
We have previously had a very simple method of running Aecosim V8i, the only thing we did was setting a Windows System Variable (_USTN_WORKSPACEROOT) to the network folder where the workspace was, and everything was running nicely.
This isn't working anymore,as _USTN_WORKSPACEROOT is not the same anymore.
First thing therefore was undefining this Windows System variable, and instead running V8i with command line switch "-wrM:\Microstation\Workspace\".
V8i still working the same way as before, which is a nice thing.
My question now is, can I do the same thing with Connect Edition?
The purpose would be the same, the program shouldn't look for the 2 configuration files ConfigurationSetup.cfg and WorkSpaceSetup.cfg on a local drive, but on the network.
On each workstation the ConfigurationSetup.cfg file redirects to the networked Custom Configuration (and that is all it does!). You should not need to use switches
The content of this file is preferably set during installation in this dialog:
So enter "M:\Microstation\Workspace\" in the Custom Configuration field.
The active contents of your ConfigurationSetup.cfg file should then be:
[General]_USTN_CUSTOM_CONFIGURATION = M:/Microstation/Workspace/
[SetConfiguration]%if !defined (_USTN_USER_CONFIGURATION)%if defined (_USTN_CUSTOM_CONFIGURATION) && ($(_USTN_CUSTOM_CONFIGURATION) != "") && exists ($(_USTN_CUSTOM_CONFIGURATION))_USTN_CONFIGURATION = C:/ProgramData/Bentley/AECOsim CONNECT Edition/Configuration/%endif%endif
Note that as you use AECOsim CE the file will be updated with the appropriate value for _USTN_CONFIGURATION based on the WorkSpace selected in the UI by the user.
Please refer to the blogs and posts listed here for detailed guidance to Custom Configuration.
Answer Verified By: Andreas Zieritz