I have Microstation Connect and so far, the only way I have found to launch the plugin AutoTURN is to type "Path" (or another AT command) in the Search box. I know there has to be a better way to launch the plugin. When we had V8i it was located in MSAdditions but there doesn't seem to be that option for Connect. Thanks!
Forgot to mention the most important bit - the keyin to load is:
mdl load "C:\Program Files\Transoft Solutions\AutoTURN 10\atcn.ma"
We have this set as a button in our Ribbon and Toolbar (to unload is: mdl unload atcn)
OpenRoads Designer 2021 R2 (10.10) | Microstation CE Update 17 | ProjectWise CE 3.4
Have you checked to see that the unload command actually works? I'm not sure it does, at least not sufficiently to release the license. If you investigate carefully, you may find that the interface is unleaded but the license is still be consumed. Of course, this only matters if you have a limited pool of AutoTurn licenses.
Please note that I used terms "may", "not sure", etc. I don't know if this applies to AutoTurn, but I have seen it with other software.
Thankfully it does. Good point though - ive found that issue when testing out some custom apps with the SDK. It is very frustrating at times...
Mark Shamoun said:some custom app
Apps written using .NET don't unload. They remain in memory until you exit MicroStation. It's a feature of .NET, not MicroStation.
That they remain in memory can cause puzzling issues when you reload the same app using MDL LOAD XYZ a second time.
MDL LOAD XYZ
Apps written using native code (i.e. C++) behave as one expects. MDL UNLOAD ABC really unloads the DLL from memory.
MDL UNLOAD ABC
Regards, Jon Summers LA Solutions
Hi, I tried the unload and although it removed from the MDL app list the AutoTurn menu remains and if clicked on then the app relaunches.
Has anyone found a way to truly unload? or is it not possible?
try the keyin: ribbon rebuild
I have a button to unload that runs the command "mdl unload atcn;ribbon rebuild"
The "ribbon rebuild" keyin doesn't seem to do anything for me. The tab for "AutoTurn" still remains.
Another possible work around is if someone knows of the keyin for "unchecking" the AutoTurn tab at the top of the ribbon interface.
At a minimum, this would put the AutoTurn buttons out-of-sight and perhaps out-of-mind.
Try editing the Named Expression for Autoturn to this and it will "detect" when Autoturn unloads:
Hi Mark, thanks for helping us, I'm trying to run AutoTURN11 Pro on ORD CE 10.10, but when I load atcn.ma MDL an error box appears about a missing resource called AutoTURNProRes.dll, do you know anything about this?
In fact, that file doesn't appear in my folder