My coworkers and I keep finding these files in our working directory. Our preferences are set not to compress on exit. Can you tell me why this is happening and what I can do to make it stop? It doesn't create them for every file, seems kind of random.
A*.dgn-compress file is created when in MicroStation the action "Compress Design" is started. It is normally a temporary file that is deleted after the compress has finished successfully. However, in the case that the operation is interrrupted, it's possible that the *.dgn-compress is not being deleted.
Also, if the compress process is interrupted by bottle necks in the network or slow response by the file server it looks like the file can close before the compress has completed leaving the compress-dgn behind.
The file can be manually removed from the directory/folder.
Pick the tool. Adjust the settings. Follow the prompts.
Thank you Inga. Do you know why Microstation is trying to compress the files since it is not set in my preferences to do so on exit?
Perhaps the files are being compressed manually via File > Compress, or with the key-in Compress Design.
No...I'm just going from one file to another without compressing. Unless it is a network configuration file I'm not sure what is telling it to compress.
Do you custom macro or application that may have the compress included ?
Melissa - there must be something telling it to compress. I'm looking. Thanks.
Terri, feel free to upload a debug report of your workspace so we can see if it looks like anything is loading where you don't expect it to be.
To get the Debug Report:
1. Right click on the Shortcut used to launch MS
2. Choose Properties from the pop-up window
3. In the Properties dialog, in the target section, add a space and -debug to the far right end of the path, should look something like this when you are done:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Bentley\MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries)\MicroStation\ustation.exe" -debug
4. Close that dialog and launch MS
5. The Splash Screen should appear and then a black DOS window, at the bottom of the DOS window is a path to the file msdebug.txt
6. Locate that file and send that in
7. Be sure to remove the -debug switch from the Properties.
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