Yes, been here before. Branding (or assignment to workset) caused the DGN file to change it's modified date even if nothing was done other than opening. I use the modified date, it's good information for me. When this happened the first time, back in CExx, I set-up a batch to open every file in my active projects (100s) so I could track them going forward.
So now it's doing it again (has been for a while). In addition to the ridiculous amount of bugs and defects, this is just annoying.
Why Bentley, why?????????
And this Enhancement 85695 - https://microstation.ideas.aha.io/ideas/MSR-I-623I am missing also date created for elements - https://microstation.ideas.aha.io/ideas/MSR-I-1435
At the same time DGN date plotted never is updated and you get wrong date (year 1970) if try to use it in text fields.
Regarding date modify it doesn't work correctly with batch process/convert even with variables set as it checks file date not file properties.
The file changed so the OS updated the file modified date. Bentley could set the date back but then it no longer reflects the "last time it was modified" and can cause issues with things like backup programs.
That said, there are way too many things that just get changed when opening a file. I'd prefer the branding be updated when an actual file change was made instead of immediately. Then you could open the file under a wrong branding accidentally and still get out without changing the existing branding (or the file).
are you plotting with organizer or from inside of microstation? I thought organizer opened files read-only and so wouldn't be able to update that property in the file?
Oto said:At the same time DGN date plotted never is updated and you get wrong date (year 1970) if try to use it in text fields.
I've given up on this being able to work. I've gone old-school and use the pen table text substitution for this.
When using Print Organizer I think this is a better solution in many cases as you want the files being read-only during processing.
Rod WingSenior Systems Analyst
I mean this field is never populated. Not sure how need to print it so it gets updated.