Is this expected behaviour?
When I turn on Boundary Display in some views I get
I have 30 or so references, all of which have display turned off.
What can I do to stop these from displaying?
The two taller ones with the solid corners look like Clip Volumes/Planes, but the others do look like typical reference attachment boundaries. But that is the purpose of the Boundary Display attribute - to display both clip volumes and reference boundaries.
Hey Steve, thanks for your response.
I am getting mixed results....
This only happens with some files some times. Generally the boundaries only show when the reference is set to Display?
So can I assume that this is a bug or have I accidentally flicked the wrong switch?
Good question.... I do only see reference boundaries when that attachment's Display is toggled on.
Do you have a reproducible case where you're seeing otherwise?
It happens sometimes with my first (a.k.a. only) project...
Unfortunately I am completely new to AECOsim and am using consultants files, some of which are problematic...
Generally a restart removes the issue, though sometimes not...
Hmmm... if a restart can resolve the issue, I now wonder if it's some type of graphics issue. Or, you could also try renaming your existing \prefs folder and allow ABD to generate a new set of preference files.
One of our site team using Bentley View is experiencing the same issue, except that the colour of the boexs are white :-D
Where does the /prefs folder preside?
Can you direct me to any tutorials for how to setup/configure AECOsim properly?
Maybe this would be a better place to start...
Your \prefs folder is defined by the configuration variable _USTN_HOMEPREFS and by default points to the C:\Users\your.name\AppData\Local\Bentley\AECOsimBuildingDesigner\8.11\xxxxxxxx\prefs folder. If you rename it at the prefs level, a new \prefs folder will be created and all preference files regenerated.
Regarding configuration, the delivered datasets are what QA uses to test against so they're good to use as templates, adding custom content where appropriate; cells, catalogs, libraries, etc. As a best practice it is recommended that you add your customizations via new files rather than modify the delivered versions - that way when you update to newer versions of ABD any changes Bentley has made to delivered files can be added without overwriting those customizations.
Beyond that... To some extent I'd imagine "properly" is in the eye if the beholder. You're likely to get different answers from different people when it comes to how to best configured a workspace. I've seen everything from our delivered workspaces with a few added files, to workspaces that change the entire folder structure and naming conventions... and just about everything in between. :)