Commonly asked questions for getting started with Bentley Raceway and Cable Management V8i SELECTseries 1.
Can previous BRCM version 08.11.07.77 (82) and SS1 08.11.08.09 be installed on the same machine?
How to properly remove any old BRCM installation before installing BRCM SS1 version?
Are there any changes in installation process in BRCM SS1?
Do I need to update or change SQL setup?
Do I need to change PCF files?
Getting "dataset no longer supported" message, what should I do?
I did customize old BRCM dataset, what is proper way to update new BRCM SS1 dataset with my customization?
Only customization I have in the old dataset are new cable types, how can I transfer my old cable types into BRCM SS1
Can Raceway placed in old BRCM version be used in BRCM SS1?
Are there any changes to cable routing logic and cable routing methods in SS1?
After installing BRCM SS1 and attempting to use new tools, I am seeing a "command is not available in this design file" message
I have custom raceway catalogs in old BRCM version, how can I migrate that to BRCM S1 and use?
No. Any build prior to SS1 has to be removed before SS1 build can be installed.
To properly remove old BRCM build follow steps outlined below:
Bentley Raceway and Cable Management V8i SELECTseries 1 is utilizing new installation wizard to install both BRCM and SQL Express. Once installation package for version 08.11.08.09 is downloaded, launch executable brcm08110809en.exe and start extraction process.Bentley Raceway and Cable Management V8i (Select Series 1) 08.11.08.09 Setups will open. For more details about exact installation steps based on unique circumstances and prior installations, please view the Installation Guide.
No need to make updates to SQL server or BRCM database if it was previously used on a BRCM project and configured correctly.
A new variable is added in Bentley Raceway and Cable Management V8i SELECTseries 1:
Update all old PCF files that will be used with BRCM SS1 with this variable. Specify the path to the dataset/raceway/Templates folder for this variable.
If user installs SS1 version but is using the old dataset, user will be prompted to update the dataset.BRCM will automatically update the dataset with files essential for BRCM SS1 to function. Automatic dataset update will overwrite all customization that was done in the old BRCM dataset.Proceed with this function only if you don’t have any customization that you would like to preserve (custom raceway or equipment catalogs, special level or tag/text style settings, cable types…)
Do not copy entire configuration files from pre-SS1 release to SS1 release workspace. This may cause malfunction with new BRCM version.Best approach is to use a file comparison tool (Beyond Compare for example) and copy customized sections from pre-SS1 configuration files to SS1 configuration files.Most commonly used workflow for dataset update is outlined below:
Dataset automatic update for dataset managed by ProjectWise (assuming there are no customization that needs to be preserved in workspace managed by PW) is also possible, but it may take longer time to automatically copy and replace dataset files. It is recommended to do manual copy from local workspace to workspace in ProjectWise.
No change has been made in LibCable.XML file in SS1 so this file can be copied from older BRCM versions to Bentley Raceway and Cable Management V8i SELECTseries 1.
All raceway and equipment placed with older BRCM versions can be used in Bentley Raceway and Cable Management V8i SELECTseries 1. New raceway attributes (UDA attributes) are added in BRCM SS1, so if new UDA attributes should be added to old raceways, the Raceway Properties tool can be used to add new attributes to existing raceways. Cable laying method is now defined in Raceway Router. Depending on your project requirements you may want to define cable laying method for old raceways as well using the Raceway Properties tool.
For detailed overview of changes to cable routing and new cable routing methods, please review the BRCM SS1 Help file (Cable Manager section).The relevant section in Help can be accessed directly by clicking the Help button on many tools' dialogs.
In Bentley Raceway and Cable Management V8i SELECTseries 1, new file types are introduced with the purpose of preventing users from using Cable Manager in files other than routing files, and to reinforce design separation into different files.
New file types are shown in the Document Manager:
If incorrect file type is selected, this can be corrected by changing to desired file type in Document Manager (only the file type of the open DGN file can be changed).
The custom catalog is now available in BRCM SS1 and ready to use.
You may want to consider adding additional attributes to old catalogs and updating raceway definitions to use newly established raceway size attributes: Trade Width and Trade Height and Loading Width and Loading Height. Old catalogs had only Width and Height definitions.
Catalog update topic is explored in detail in BRCM Administrative classes available through Bentley Learn.