Where are the user selected section and material mapping settings saved for ProStructures?
The mapping file for sections is ISMMappingFile.txt.and materials is ISMMaterialMappingFile.txt.
For the Microstation version, the mapping information is recorded in the following default directory:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Bentley\ProStructures\V8i_S5\MicroStation 081109\Data"
Though this location can vary, depending on how ProStructures is installed and configured.
For AutoCAD version, look in
"C:\Program Files\Bentley\ProStructures\V8i_S5\AutoCAD 2010\Data” or a similar path for other versions of AutoCAD.
These are simple text files that are updated when importing and exporting from ProStructures to ISM any time the program cannot automatically find a match in the Structural Property catalog which ISM uses. The user can edit the text files manually, but the formatting should match that of mappings created through the user interface.
How can I set up section mapping for AECOsim Building Designer or Structural Modeler?
When importing the ISM file initially, click on Settings - Section Map
Refer to the ABD help section "Mapping Sections" for details on the format of the mapping file.
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