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Question: Can the QuickConfig deployment be used for ProjectWise?
Answer: No. There is a separate managed workspace document for ProjectWise available here on Bentley Communities.
The QuickConfig Standard is intended to enable AECOsim Building Designer to be quickly and easily configured on a small network of 5 - 25 users. The steps taken could apply equally well to smaller networks and could also be used as a foundation for larger networks. However in the case of larger networks we anticipate that there may be complicating factors such as legacy projects or company specific workflows that may require a more customized approach and the involvement of specialist support from Bentley Professional Services or Bentley Partners.
It is also useful as testing and training environment using the supplied subst batch files to create simulated P and W drives.
Question: Can I set up my workspace on a network using the QuickConfig standard and store my project files in ProjectWise.
Answer: Yes, this can be done. This would be deploying ProjectWise with an unmanaged workspace.
Question: Where do I download the deployment files and pdf guide for the QuickConfig Standard?
Answer: They can be downloaded from Marc Thomas's blog here on Bentley Communities.
Question: Where can I get more information in the structure of the delivered building dataset?
Answer: Next month's SIG will be Customizing and Extending the AECOsim dataset. This will cover the basic organization of the dataset and how to customize content for your own unique projects.
Question: If a user is working on several projects at once, must they switch to the correct project workspace as they go in and out of files?
Question: What if you do not store the delivered workspace on the local C:/ drive?
Answer: This guide is written with the assumption that the delivered dataset will be stored on the local C:/ drive.
To use a delivered dataset on the network copy the required dataset(s) to the network location, e.g.:
Then add the following to W:\SS6\Standards\01_Company_Dataset.cfg:
# Set Bentley Dataset Location
TF_DATASETS = $(parentdevdir(_USTN_SITE))Bentley_Datasets/
This will direct ABD to use the network location and ignore the c drive as a dataset location.
Question: Can you export columns from the Markup dialog box to Excel?Answer: This question came up while we were looking at Bentley Navigator's markup capability. First, to reiterate the ability to create markups is available in Bentley Navigator and is not part of the AECOsim Building Designer clash detection functionality. The markups are created, reviewed and edited in Bentley Navigator and can be viewed in the AECOsim Building Designer markup dialog.
The markup list in the markup dialog can be exported to .csv format with a key-in:
The command will prompt you for a location and name of the .csv file.
The ACTIVE, ALL and RELATED options are filters for the markup list in the markup dialog and are defined as:
When you are in the source DGN file (where the components are modeled) you cannot use the ALL key-in option in AECOsim Building Designer (even though it is in the filter list). You can open an overlay file in AECOsim Building Designer and use the ALL option with the key-in, and you can edit the properties of the markups while in the overlay file.
The markup search paths is initially set with the MS_MARKUPS configuration variable, paths can be added or removed via the Markup Settings dialog box found on the Markups dialog.Question: Is there a way to export the images with the clashes?Answer: The images are not exported with the markup export key-in function. The markups themselves can be printed to PDF with the Print to PDF tool on the Markups dialog box.
Multiple markups can be printed to one PDF file simply by selecting which markups you want to include in the Markups dialog list.
Question: When marking up clash detection results in Bentley Navigator then hitting right-click and view can it jump to the same view as it does with regular markupsAnswer: The view will jump to the camera view of the markup whether the markup is created via the Clash Detection dialog or created 'manually' with the Create Markup tool.
Question: Where does a clip volume go after switching back to review mode?Answer: A clip volume applied before a markup is created will be maintained in the markup view and remains in the view when you 'switch to review mode'. The 'Show or Hide Active Clip Volume' tool (in the View tool boxes and also, in Bentley Navigator, in the Examine task group) can be used to display the boundary of the active clip volume. The boundary can be selected to display and adjust or delete the clip volume.