I would like to have some extra materials to choose from other than the ones provided in the Workspace, so I'd like to create a new Custom_Materials.dgnlib.
I have a couple of png-images for a brighter asphalt, grass and gravel.
What is the best workflow to create a new dgnlib?
Where must the new dgnlib be put? In the Standards>Materials-folder? Are MS_BUMP, MS_PATTERN and MS_MATERIAL the only environment variable pointing to it?
Where do the png-files have to be placed? In the Standards>Material>bump and/or in the Standards>Materials>pattern folder? Or are they saved in the dgnlib?
What version of MicroStation are you using you can always copy your dgnlib into same folder where Bentley_Materials.dgnlib is located. In V8i it would be by default located C:\ProgramData\Bentley\MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries)\WorkSpace\System\materials. In MicroStation CONNECT Edition it is located here C:\ProgramData\Bentley\connectsharedcontent\materials.
You can put it anywhere you like but you will need to edit the MS_Material configuration variable to add your own custom path.
Thanks for your reply.
I am using OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition.
Im my workspace MS_MATERIAL points to the ...Standards\materials\ in Organization-Civil as well as ...\OpenRoadsDesigner\Default\materials\ and my WorkSet ...\Standards\materials\. This is what I prefer.
So do I need to have the png-files in the Standards>Material>bump and/or in the Standards>Materials>pattern folder?
What is the best workflow to create a new dgnlib? Is there a video clip showing that?
The MS_PATTERN variable determines where we look for both Pattern and bump maps. There is an MS_BUMP variable as well but we will look in the MS_PATTERN search path for bump maps if not found by MS_BUMP.
You can add your own directory for your pattern maps or you could copy them to the folder where we already look.
So the png's need to be present even after I create the dgnlib?
Yes they need to be placed somewhere, they are not stored in the dgnlib.