I want to start a new Project in ABD CONNECT Edition, but want to use my previous Parts from V8i. Where do the Parts xml files get placed in the new CONNECT Edition dataset?
In CONNECT Edition, TFDIR_PART is defined at the application level which is in BuildingDesigner.cfg. # Location of BuildingDesigner Parts libraries. TFDIR_PART : $(TFDIR)Part/ TFDIR_PART < $(_USTN_WORKSPACESTANDARDS)Part/ TFDIR_PART < $(_USTN_WORKSETSTANDARDS)Part/
The following folders are the locations of where the program is looking for your Parts. You have xml files which include your Family and Parts. You can place them in any of the 3 listed folders and they will be read along side the delivered Parts in the dataset. If you only want your Parts to be read, you would remove the delivered .xml files from C:\ProgramData\Bentley\AECOsim CONNECT Edition\Configuration\Datasets\Dataset_US\Part\ or in whichever dataset you have installed. Then add your .xml Parts in this location. You can read both the delivered Parts AND your Parts by adding your XML files to one of the folders in the TFDIR_PART variable and they will all display in your work session.Most likely, if you want different Parts for different Worksets or Projects, you can define TFDIR_PART in C:\ProgramData\Bentley\AECOsim CONNECT Edition\Configuration\WorkSpaces\AECOsimExamples\worksets\BuildingTemplate_US.cfg or your new project configuration file.TFDIR_PART < (location folder of the xml parts)There are various ways to read the Parts. If you want your Parts to be read for every Project or Workset and also use the delivered Parts, then you would add your xml Parts files to the C:\ProgramData\Bentley\AECOsim CONNECT Edition\Configuration\WorkSpaces\AECOsimExamples\worksets\BuildingTemplate_US\Standards\ Parts\ folder. Then every time you select a different Project the same Parts would be available.