[iTS 1.1.50] Why 3 bridges requires to synchronize empty file?

Hi,

using iTwin Synchronizer 1.1.50, completely new project, new iModel etc.

I created synchronization definition and assigned an empty file, just created in MicroStation CE U14, to this definition. To finish the definition, 3 iModelBridges were required to be installed: MicroStation, civil and building.

Why all 3, representing > 7 GB occupied on disk, are required?

For this specific (mostly testing) project, I know that nothing than MicroStation elements and features will be required.

Regards,

  Jan

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  • Are you sure they were required? Two scenarios I can think of... if you had 0 bridges already installed, we were merely recommending all *.dgn bridges because all we have to go on is the file extension. Picking just the MicroStation bridge should have been sufficient. Second, if you already those 3 bridges installed, we will require that the bridges be up-to-date (also, based on file extension). This is to ensure proper assignment of bridges to files... for example, the detection logic may improve over time.

  • Hi Jeff,

    Are you sure they were required?

    Yes, they seems to be.

    if you had 0 bridges already installed, we were merely recommending all *.dgn bridges because all we have to go on is the file extension

    I tried it again:

    1. I removed all bridges to be able to start from scratch.
    2. I created new synchronization definition and added one file with just a few plain solids inside.
    3. When bridges to be associated, the information is clear: The following iModelBridges need to enabled for this synchronization.
    4. When I selected MicroStation only, it's correctly downloaded, extracted and enabled...
    5. ... but Civil and OpenBulding bridge are still required, Save button is still disabled:
    6. Even when I go back or cancel the definition process and started again, all bridges are required to be enabled (installed) to finish the synchronization definition.
    Picking just the MicroStation bridge should have been sufficient.

    Unfortunately it seems it's not. I do not like the situation when there are > 6 GB of disk space wasted by 2 unused bridges.

    With regards,

      Jan

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  • Hi Jeff,

    Are you sure they were required?

    Yes, they seems to be.

    if you had 0 bridges already installed, we were merely recommending all *.dgn bridges because all we have to go on is the file extension

    I tried it again:

    1. I removed all bridges to be able to start from scratch.
    2. I created new synchronization definition and added one file with just a few plain solids inside.
    3. When bridges to be associated, the information is clear: The following iModelBridges need to enabled for this synchronization.
    4. When I selected MicroStation only, it's correctly downloaded, extracted and enabled...
    5. ... but Civil and OpenBulding bridge are still required, Save button is still disabled:
    6. Even when I go back or cancel the definition process and started again, all bridges are required to be enabled (installed) to finish the synchronization definition.
    Picking just the MicroStation bridge should have been sufficient.

    Unfortunately it seems it's not. I do not like the situation when there are > 6 GB of disk space wasted by 2 unused bridges.

    With regards,

      Jan

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