I am with you (I think). I don't like users to have this setting on for a couple of reasons.
-Batch plotting. Drawings get left with levels & view settings on/off that shouldn't be.
-Indecipherable thumbnails, the thumb nail gets (re)created when the user exits to "some place" in the drawing that is of no help viewing drawings in the MicroStation Manager dialog.
Yea, I don't like it. Most users don't realize the ramifications of it.
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My users have this specifically ticked to ensure that they enter the drawing and menus as they left it.
I would be nice to have the interface settings (per user) to be seperate from the drawing settings (per file)
Interface is dictated by UPF - right? Drawing by save settings?
"Save Settings (Ctrl+F)" actually is a "save file setting" - it saves e.g. view settings - what, where and how - , also e.g. text, scale, units, grid, locks. So the user only wants to do that just when those settings need to be changed. In many cases users want to come back to a particular view constellation and [EDIT:] NOT as they left the file the last time , but rather in a state that is only defined 'on purpose' using "Save Settings" [end of EDIT]
The interface (per user) is filed in the user profile - according to the user selected in the "File Open" dialog (when you start microstation) - you can have several different ones for particular purposes - all interface changes - like menues - are filed immediately and are not influenced by save settings.
Info for the selected function? Click into the "Toolssettings" dialog and press F1 -- Info zur aktuellen Funktion? Klicken Sie in das "Funktionseinstellungsfenster" und drücken F1
unless I missunderstood, You do not agree with Ryuichi. As far as I read, he wants to get this setting as "on by default" !?
I'm with you that having this setting on is a pain. You always end up with a drawing that is not in the place you left it, whenever another user just opens and zooms for information. Having this setting off is intial to using batch plotting (as you stated) and some other stuff that needs to have a 'fixed' entry point. In worst case the user is leaving a drawing in a copy of a model you worked on, which is than opened, and I bet you do not realize that you now work on the copy.
As stated before, save settings is for file content (drawing units, raster - ey funny if they 're changed) not for the UI beside the fact that the views are automatically resized to the content of the views as they are in the file.