We are a small engineering company that produces drawing documents and are having some issues with file management and file pathing in Bentley Openplant modeler and Microstation. Traditionally we had a physical server and had a batch file system that would work out of a drive. That drive could be mapped to any project folder. Each project folder had the same structure including border files for that project, drawings, drawing references, ETC… When opening a drawing from a project folder, the references were already mapped to that drawing and would be found by Openplant modeler and displayed when the drawing was opened. We have now transitioned to OneDrive and the batch files no longer work. In addition to the batch files no longer working if I reference a file manually and one of my coworkers were to open the drawing later, the reference file would not be found because the file path starts with each individual users username. For example this would be my file path C:\Users\cmills\ _CADD\C-01 - General Construction and this would be my coworkers file path to the same location C:\Users\jdoe\ _CADD\C-01 - General Construction . Therefore when a coworker opens a drawing with a reference I attached, Openplant does not find that reference. Thanks for the help.
Hi Clayton Mills,
Thanks for posting your query on Plant forum!
Please confirm the version of OpenPlant Modeler. Are you also using Microstation for projects. IS it working fine with Microstation?
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We are using Version 08.11.11.238 for Openplant Modeler.i
MicroStation does not work either and its version is 08.11.09.829.
Though oneDrive is officially not supported for workspace sharing like you are trying to use, you can try using the Windows environment variables like %USERNAME% in the workspace path. The examples you can use are
For those of you that are having a difficult time with references using the cloud or any workspace sharing in OpenPlant Modeler or MicroStation there is a box you must check when selecting a reference labeled "Save Relative Path".