Update 7 introduces new functionality such as ProStructures interoperability and Assembly Builder tools, which in turn add a number of new and modified files and folders to each dataset and workspace to support these features. The first place to check in any new release is the "dataset delta" document, a PDF file that describes the file and folder differences in each dataset. More information about that document is available here, and below are a few highlights included in Update 7:
- ProStructures shape files for structural beams and columns, new base and end plates, connections and fasteners, etc. This content is included at the Organization, Workspace and Workset levels, in locations within each dataset as outlined in this wiki, though there is also application level content located here: C:\Program Files\Bentley\OpenBuildings CONNECT Edition\OpenBuildingsDesigner\Default\appl\
- The dataset.cfg file located under each dataset's main folder has been modified to include ProStructures configuration variables required for proper operation.
- The new Assembly Builder tool in Update 7 allows you to create assemblies from disparate building components, stored in a cell library, and then placed on-demand. Each discipline's ribbon tab includes a Place Assembly icon:
with the assemblies divided into discipline based categories:These discipline categories are represented by individual folders. In addition, when creating a new assembly you have the choice of storing it at the Organization (Dataset), Workspace or Workset level. These three options are based on new folders added to each location, each with their applicable discipline sub-folders underneath as shown here:
- The HVAC AutoFittings Preferences dialog includes new fitting types, removal of the Tolerance setting for less restrictive sizing, and a new option under the Transitions tab to support Ogee sheet metal width. To support this feature the AutoFittingOptions.xml file has been updated in both the Dataset and Workset folders:
Also see: ProStructures Interoperability