I am in an odd circumstance (I think). I have noticed that a lot of users at my company have “extra” tool palettes/boxes. I have discovered that if I replaced the .m01 file that is in my interface folder with one from another user I am able to find these “extra” palettes/boxes but I don’t have MY customizations (of which there are many).
Is there a way that I can combine or extract the information so I can add it to my .m01 file?
When you copy your work associates .M01 files to your computer you must modify the file extension to have a unique numerical number.
For example you have 5 staff members. So when you copy each of their menu files you must change the last two numbers to a unique number: .M02 .M03 .M04 .M05 .M06
Then place them all in the same folder as your .M01 menu file.
If you get an additional menu file then give it the next sequential number, AKA .M07...
As always Thank you Inga,
Everything seemed to work fine then I noticed that one of my custom palletes wasn't displaying anymore. And the closer I looked I found that one of the palletes/toolboxes that I was looking for had some how overwritten one of my custom palletes. The image named M01 ALONE is how I started with my customizations. The image named M01 AND M02 is what now appears when I added the m02. You can see to the right of each image that 1-JDJ is no longer available as a tool box after I add m02.
Is there any way to have both tool boxes available to me?
ustn.m01 contains a tool box with the id 1001 and a tool box with the id 1002 ustn.mo2 contains a tool box with the id 1001 Since the files are opened in numerical order, ustn.m02 is opened last and id number 1001 references the tool box in the m02 file, not the m01 ifile. This is because the MicroStation looks in the files from the last opened to first opened.
You can try this workflow:
Backup your interface files.
Set the variable _ustn_customizebaseid = 15000 (or any other high number)
Run the MDL called rscrenum.ma.
Anyway, it resequenses the ids in your custom interface to begin with whatever your base id is set to.
Note: The MDL used to be available on MicroStation on the Web, but I'm unable to find it now.
You may need to contact TSG to see if they have a copy availalable.
Disclaimer - Use this workflow at your own risk. It's been a decade since I've tested it. :-)
YOU ARE AWESOME!!!
It worked as you discribed. It also combined a few of my customizations into one of the new toolboxes but I can live with that, at least the tools are there.
Thank you very much!
Glad it worked for you!