Still in the process of setting up Aecosim Connect I've run into a problem when trying to setup our networked company workspace.
So far I was able to configure my PC that it reads configuration files from the network.
The problem I have now is that I am unable to define the correct location of the datasets.
So in theory _TF_WORKSPACEROOT should point to our network drive, which is doesn't
On assuming that something isn't working, I have defined _TF_WORKSPACEROOT in the WorkSpaceSetup.cfg file in that way.
%lock _TF_WORKSPACEROOT = M:/Microstation/Workspace_Connect/Configuration/
The funny thing now is, that this doesn't change anything - the variable still points to a local drive.
Create a network configuration as described in the wikis/blogs linked in your other thread (preferably for initial testing create it locally as mentioned in my post to that thread)[Replace the ... in the paths below with your own path.]
Copy the dataset to the network , e.g.: ...\CONFIGURATIONS\CE\Datasets
In the network WorkSpaces folder: e.g.: ...\CONFIGURATIONS\CE\WorkSpaces create a folder called NM_Projects (just for testing)
In this folder create new file NM_Projects.cfg, paste the following lines into that file:
_USTN_WORKSETROOT = .../ProjectData/$(_USTN_WORKSPACENAME)/$(_USTN_WORKSETNAME)/_USTN_WORKSETDGNWS = $(_USTN_WORKSETROOT)Standards/$(_USTN_WORKSETNAME).DGNWSTF_DATASETS = //hal/CONFIGURATIONS/CE/Datasets/
(The TF_DATASETS definition here will point to the network)
a) create a folder called WorkSets
b) copy the folder and content from C:\ProgramData\Bentley\AECOsim CONNECT Edition\Configuration\WorkSpaces\AECOsimExamples\Standards
c) Copy file"C:\ProgramData\Bentley\AECOsim CONNECT Edition\Configuration\WorkSpaces\AECOsimExamples\worksets\BuildingTemplate_NM.cfg"into...\CONFIGURATIONS\CE\WorkSpaces\NM_Projects\WorkSetsand rename to NM_Project_001.cfg. (this file does not need to be edited, it will find Dataset_NM)
In ...\ProjectData create a folder called NM_Projects
Copy the example template folder and contents (obviously):C:\ProgramData\Bentley\AECOsim CONNECT Edition\Configuration\WorkSpaces\AECOsimExamples\worksets\BuildingTemplate_NMinto...\ProjectData\NM_Projects\ and rename to NM_Project_001.
You should end up with this:
The only change needed on the c:\ drive is to SetupConfiguration.cfg as previously discussed.
Note that the DGNWS file is created in the ...\ProjectData\NM_Projects\NM_Project_001\Standards folder where it can be written to by users.
...\ProjectData can be on different drive/share, they are only in the same place for simplicity here.
Hope this helps to clarify things?
Andreas, maybe a little bit simpler. I found the same issues when configuring connect for first time. eventually settled on the following lines in my organization standards.cfg. What I found though was that the way default datasets are defined caused a bit of issue.
Default or localized, workspace and workset. Because of this I had to define my company standards dataset as the workspace BB_DATASET_WORKSPACE_FILTER.
TF_DATASETS = $(_USTN_CONFIGURATION)/Datasets/TF_DATASETNAME = Dataset_UK%if exists ($(TFDIR)Dataset.cfg)% include $(TFDIR)Dataset.cfg%endif
ORG_DATASETNAME = LDSORG_DATASET = $(TF_DATASETS)DatasetExtensions/$(ORG_DATASETNAME)/BB_DATASET_WORKSPACE_FILTER = $(ORG_DATASET)%if exists ($(ORG_DATASET)LDS_Dataset.cfg)% include $(ORG_DATASET)LDS_Dataset.cfg%endif
DG_CATALOGS_WORKSPACE = $(ORG_DATASET)/DataGroupCatalogs/DG_SYSTEMS_WORKSPACE = $(ORG_DATASET)/DataGroupSystem/
Initially I defined the workset dataset here also (like i did in v8i) but this caused a few problems, so moved the below to workset.cfg
#WORKSET_DATASETNAME = $(WORKSET_NUM)_Dataset#WORKSET_DATASET = $(_USTN_WORKSETROOT)/BIM/$(WORKSET_DATASETNAME)/#BB_DATASET_WORKSET_FILTER = $(WORKSET_DATASET)/
Thanks for the input.
As I have said, I now have managed to have TF_DATASETS configured correctly, and it more or less does what I want.
A question which has come up now is, that I don't know what the difference between files in the \DATASETS and the Workspace\[Workspace]\Standards folder is.
Probably the first one is for all workspaces, the second one just for a specific one?
But then I can't see how they are used, e.g. DG_CATALOGS_WORKSPACE points to just the workspace folder.