While reviewing the changes to the MicroStation Configuration during a recent training engagement, a class participant inquired as to whether there was any way to control or limit access to the WorkSpace/WorkSet selection.
In the MicroStation CONNECT Edition a WorkSet equates to a “project”, with a WorkSpace acting as a grouping for related WorkSets. Within an organization a WorkSpace may be used represent a Client, with its associated WorkSets being the individual projects for that client. The configuration variable _USTN_WORKSPACELABEL can then be used to define the label applied to WorkSpaces that the user sees in the user interface. The format for using this configuration variable is:
_USTN_WORKSPACELABEL = Client
This allows the WorkSpace label to meet the specific needs of an organization. Possible uses for the label may include Client, Department, Discipline or Unit.
WorkSpaces and WorkSets are a powerful feature, providing User-selectable access to 2 levels of the MicroStation configuration. However, not all organizations want their Users to be able to select or create a WorkSpace/WorkSet. Access to these features can be controlled through the configuration variable MS_CONFIGURATIONOPTS.
This variable is defined using a comma separated list, and may be added to any configuration file at any level of configuration.
Possible values include:
A scenario for using this variable:
A company does not want their Users to be able to create a WorkSpace or a WorkSet. These capabilities are reserved for Team Leaders and members of their CAD Management Team. However, they do require that a User be able to select a WorkSpace or WorkSet. The MS_CONFIGURATIONOPTS variable can be defined such that WorkSpace/WorkSet creation is not allowed, while still providing the ability to select an existing WorkSpace/WorkSet. When configuring this variable for Users, the following variable definition would be used:
MS_CONFIGURATIONOPTS = DisallowCreatingWorkSpace, DisallowCreatingWorkSet
Something to be aware of…
When opening a file that is associated to a WorkSpace/WorkSet other than the active WorkSpace/WorkSet, a Mismatch Alert will still be presented. If the User were to select “Use and activate…” this would in effect allow the User to access a different WorkSpace/WorkSet.
Translated German Wiki article:CONNECT Edition - Zugriff auf WorkSpace/WorkSet-Auswahl steuern