I have defined the variable MS_DESIGNSEED correctly.
MS_DESIGNSEED = $(_USTN_ORGANIZATION)Seed\aaprog-seed-2D.dgn
But when I am making a new file the seed file suggested is not the one pointed to by the variable MS_DESIGNSEED but the last one that was used.
Is this WAD? I would prefer I could force people to use a particular seed file (or at least I would like that the seed file that is suggested is always the correct one).
Furthermore: when i click on browse (right from the suggested seed file) I am not directed to the directory MS_DESIGNSEED is pointing to. As far as I could figure out this has to do something with the space in the path: C:\ProgramData\Bentley\CONNECT Edition\Configuration\Organization\Seed
Thanks for any input!
I was having the same issue. So I locked the variable after it was defined.
MS_DESIGNSEED = SeedFileName.dgn
Thanks for the suggestion. When I would define this previously, I would go in to Settings>Workspace>Configuration and I could see that those variables were set to what I wanted, but it was still reverting back to my last used seed file. But when I added the lock behind the variable, it looks like it now actually works as I would predict.
MicroStation has always worked this way. It is a WAD. The file history stores the last seed file used, last reference file attached, last drawing worked on, etc.
This information is stored in your user preference file. The reason that you may have not noticed it before was because prior to the Connect Edition, people used the User to represent a client (DOT). When they switched users they switched user preferences and the file history of the last files changed with the user.
MicroStation uses the file history first and when there is no file history for what seed file to use, it then uses the default seed file. That is where the variable comes into play. The name default does not mean the first file but the default when there is no last seed file used.
Because MicroStation Connect now defines the user as the person sitting at the computer and using MicroStation, you no longer select a user. The last seed file used does not change between Workspaces or Worksets.
I believe that being able to set the seed file to be used at a Workspace level or Workset level would be more useful. I suggest that you go to the MicroStation > Ideas section of the Communities and submit the idea. The product managers review that area for ideas submitted by uses.
Add the ability to set a design seed file on a Workspace or Workset level. Create a new variable like MS_DESIGNSEEDOVERRIDE