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How to create and configure CONNECT Editon User Preference Seed files (UPF XML)
In some rare cases, such as a power outage or a crash, MicroStation may refuse to restart correctly, or either crash or display an error message when opening a file. In these cases, resetting the MicroStation to factory defaults may solve the problem. However, it is always very annoying that your own presets are lost and you have to reset everything again and, in some cases, you do not even know what you had set up a long time ago. Therefore, it is advisable to be prepared for such a case as a precaution and to set up seed files with the desired default settings beforehand. For these seed files, however, it is strongly recommended to start with new "unloaded" user preference files in order to avoid later problems or not to inherit existing problems. Therefore, the current setting files should be removed first and new user preference files set up according to their own needs and saved and set up for later than seed files.
Option 1: Manually remove user preference files:
1. Close MicroStation
2. Description of "Open folder with active user preferences (UPF, XML) in Windows Explorer"
3. Remove all "personal" files of the current user (or move them to a self-made backup folder)Which files are affected exactly can be read in the following description: "What is stored in user preference settings file (UPF) and XML files?"Option 2: Reset automatic:
1. Close MicroStation2.Optional: Description of "Open folder with the active user preferences (UPF, XML) in Windows Explorer" to be able to copy all the <user name> files of the current user into a self-created backup folder.Which files are affected exactly can be read in the following description: "What is stored in user preference settings file (UPF) and XML files?"3. Description of "Reset MicroStation to factory settings (UPF + XML)"2. Reset user preferencesSet up your preferences according to your needs.Which settings are mainly affected by this can be read in the following description: "What is stored in the user preference settings file (UPF) and XML files?"3. Save user preferencesClose 1.MicroStation2.Description of "Open folder with active user preferences (UPF, XML) in Windows Explorer"3. Copy all the <user name> files of the current user into a self-created backup folder and rename them to desired seed file names.Which files are affected can be found in the following description: CONNECT variables for UPF and XML user preference files 4. Configure seed filesSeed files are set via the following configuration variables: (menu item: "Workspace"> "Configuration")MS_BUTTONMENUSEEDFile containing predefined key assignments. This file sets the key mappings if the file specified in MS_BUTTONMENU is not found.MS_DOCKINGPREFSEEDPath of an XML file for default dialog docking presets.MS_EXPLORERSETTINGSSEEDExplorer user settings seed file that is copied when you create a new Explorer user settings file.MS_FKEYMNUSEEDFile containing predefined function key assignments. This file sets the function key mappings if the file specified in MS_FKEYMNU is not found.MS_GROUPPANELPREFSEEDPath of an XML file with the default group range presets.MS_INPUT_CONFIGXMLSEEDFile containing predefined touch gesture assignments. This file sets the touch gesture mappings if the file specified in MS_INPUT_CONFIGXML is not found.MS_KEYBOARDSHORTCUTSSEEDFile containing the predefined keyboard shortcuts. This file sets the keyboard shortcuts if the file specified in MS_KEYBOARDSHORTCUTS is not found.MS_PERSONALDGNLIBSEEDStandard seed file for creating the personal dgnlib file.MS_RIBBONPREFSSEEDThe name of the file specified by MS_RIBBONPREFS as a seed file does not exist.MS_TASKDIALOGPREFSEEDPath of an XML file with default preferences for the Task Navigation dialog.MS_USERPREFSEEDName of the seed file used to create the user preference resource file.5. In case of problems the MicroStation