Today I opened mstn and found a bare workspace. All my toobox settings were lost - none were open. I'm using the same workspace/user/project etc. on open as when I closed out last night.
My Key-in spot is gone. The bottom where status messages, key-in window, and where I parked AccuDraw, were all gone except for the status messages. Further, it seems to not fit into the available space anymore - if I dock AccuDraw it is off the screen to the left and I can't see it. There is no place to change views anymore.
What happened? How can I restore it to how it was? I can open the toolboxes again (although I can't seem to find the one that open the Model dialog, it only wants me to create new models from the Models toolbox), but the AccuDraw and key-in missing have me concerned.
I don't know of any environment changes, though IT maybe installed a Windows update last night - I do not know.
mstnLost.pdfUgh. I got things as best I could. But then on opening it was all lost again. The attached show what I am seeing when I open. Ordinarily there'd be several toolbars, the menu (with File, Edit, etc.) is usually on top, and the issues I reported at the bottom are still there.
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Microstation CONNECT U11 10.11.00.36
There is a variable you can write to use a seed file to rebuild the upf..
I have this in my my workspace config have saved clean copies for all my users onto the network
if things get out of wack as the seem to do I an just delete the user.upf and mstn rebuilds it with the seed version..
delete your upf file
restart mstn set it up the way you want it to look but 1. dont run any applications 2 dont open any more dgn files after setting up your workspace settings and docking of tols etc
save setting get out of mstn entirely
now find the your user.upf file and make a duplicate and rename the extension to seed or .spf ( so you know this is your seed ) and you can just copy and rename it back to upf ( after you first deleted the current one)
Now this never fixes the cause of why it got corrupted that will need investigation but it will get you back to work fast..
I have the variable for the spf at work ( I;m at home now) but you can search this forum for spf or user pref seed variable
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delete the user pref file for the user.
set up how the user wants his prefs layed out then copy the new CLEAN LEAN user pref file ie username.upf
renamed to usernaname.spf and save it on the server
just tell the workspace cfg variable to use the
MS_USERPREFSEED= "nwtwork drive letter:/network folder/user /seed/username.spf'
tells it where to find the seed file
So now if there is a problem I now delete the users.upf and restart mstn
and their original setup is back...