In V7 workmode (MS_OPEN=3) if you attach V7 reference file to V7 master file and reference file is stored in different directory to master file, after reopening the master file the path to reference file is lost. The name of reference file in the reference dialog box is displayed as red color.
Product: MicroStation V8 2004 EditionVersion: 08.05.00.34Area: Configuration
Since Microstation V8.5 we have new configuration variableMS_REF_DEFAULTSETTINGS. This configuration variable controls the default settings for reference attachments. Also, to store the complete path to V7 files for newly attached references, set the variable to completepathv7=1.