For some reason I am having issues where MicroStation can sometimes take anywhere from 30 seconds to 2 mins from clicking to open a drawing and the drawing being opened. I know that there are lots of factors that can effect this loading time ranging including work space configuration, drawing file size and complexity, drawing and work space file location, computer specs, internet speeds etc.Since there are so many moving parts, trouble shooting each one is time consuming and complex.
Is there a way to activate a debug or start-up log that tracks what MicroStation is doing while it is opening?
A log like this could be very helpful in diagnosing the start-up times.I know there is an exception log, but this only provides information if there is an error, and doesn't really provide a timestamped process of startup.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Our company uses Microstation V8i (SELECTseries 4)
Use the -debug switch on the end of the MicroStation command line
In Debug mode you will see a command window open with a lot of lines of text scroll by very quickly. When it is completed the last line will be the location of the msdebug.txt file. Review the text file to review the configuration files as they loaded and the variable definitions.
Thank you for the info Rob, this did provide some useful information on what was being loaded and the config being set.
Do you know if there is a way to monitor the start-up with time stamps?
So that I can see which pieces of the macros that are being run are taking the longest?
You can down load Process Monitor from the web. It will show you everything happening when an exe executes.
Not sure if these tools are going to assist with what you are trying to achieve but you might like to also consider raising a new Service Request with technical support who can assist further by analyzing any logs etc.
Regards Andrew Bell