Rename Replace Redirrect or Substitute Reference Files in MicroStation

Hi All!

I am looking for a way to Batch Process substituting/replacing one reference file attachment for a different file. It would be similar to double clicking the Reference and Browsing to a new file. Havent been able to find any key-in for this action.

I would like to identify a current attachment and redirect it to a different file. I browsed the newsgroups and could not find a solution.

I don't want to detach the reference and attach a new reference because it would loose it's slot # and level display settings. I can't just use the MS_RFDIR to point to a different location because it has a different FileName.

Anyone have a solution? Any help would be appreciated! I have hundreds of files to do. Thanks to all (in advance)!

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  • Sorry, I do not know of a way to do this in a batch process. But, you can:

    1) select the file in ref dialog box and bring up the Attachement Setting Dialog for the reference.

    2) If the file is in a different directory then open windows explorer to where the file is located

    2a) cut and paste the directory where the file is located in the File Name: (in the Attachement dialog box)

    2b) Add the new file name after the directory in step 2a ( you can also cut and paste the name from windows explorer)3) if file is in the same directory then just change File Name to current File Name in the Attachement Settings Dialog.

    This will keep all your levels that are on or off intact. This not a batch process method but, works well for the occassional reference file change.

    Roland

    Roland

    V8i SS4 v.08.11.09,829
    AECOsim BD V8i

     

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  • Sorry, I do not know of a way to do this in a batch process. But, you can:

    1) select the file in ref dialog box and bring up the Attachement Setting Dialog for the reference.

    2) If the file is in a different directory then open windows explorer to where the file is located

    2a) cut and paste the directory where the file is located in the File Name: (in the Attachement dialog box)

    2b) Add the new file name after the directory in step 2a ( you can also cut and paste the name from windows explorer)3) if file is in the same directory then just change File Name to current File Name in the Attachement Settings Dialog.

    This will keep all your levels that are on or off intact. This not a batch process method but, works well for the occassional reference file change.

    Roland

    Roland

    V8i SS4 v.08.11.09,829
    AECOsim BD V8i

     

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