In ProStructures CONNECT Edition configuration has undergone significant reorganization and many of the changes applied to MicroStation are applicable to ProStructures.
Getting Started with Your ProStructures CONNECT Edition Configuration
CONNECT Edition changes described in the sections below have been used to prepare the "ProStructures CONNECT Edition Configuration Setup Guide". Go to docs.Bentley.com, and select Structural Detailing > Publication: ProStructures CONNECT Edition Configuration Setup Guide.
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Note: "Project" terminology can be problematic, because organizations use the term for a business purpose that is rarely precisely correlated to the data grouping in Bentley Applications. For example, the configuration variable level formerly known as "Project" is now the "WorkSet" level.
In V8i, "Projects" are organized by "User". Selecting a different User changes the list of available Projects, and changes the user preference (.upf) and user configuration (.ucf) files in use. In CONNECT Edition, User has been removed from the user interface. Each CONNECT user has their own personal .upf and .ucf files, associated with their Windows login, so that configuration variables that they set and user preferences that they select are not affected by the WorkSpace or WorkSet they are working on
Note: See the " Directory Structure " topic for more information.
Note: Configuration Variables defined at higher levels override definitions at lower levels.
0 - System
1 - Application
2 - Site
3 - Project
4 - User
2 - Organization
3 - WorkSpace
4 - WorkSet
5 - Role
6 - User
In a V8i configuration file, the level at which Configuration Variables are defined is set using the %level directive, specifying one of the numbers in the left column above (e.g. %level 1). An alternative was to put the level number at which Configuration Files were to be processed in the %include statement.
In a CONNECT Edition configuration file, the level is still set using the %level directive, but now the argument is one of the text values in the right column instead of the number (e.g. %level Application). That improves readability of configuration files. You can still specify a number, but a warning is generated because it is an indication that you might be processing a CONNECT Edition configuration file, and the configuration level number might no longer be correct. Most of the time, the %level directives (or level settings in %include statements) are in Bentley-delivered configuration files that sequence inclusion of user-authored configuration files, rather than in user-authored configuration files. However, advanced users may have used %level directives, and thus might encounter the warning.
This dialog is updated for CONNECT Edition. It is resizable for easier reading, displays more information, has a search function and new output options:
With the changes to CONNECT Edition relative to Workspaces, the introduction of "Organization", "WorkSets" and "Standards" and the corresponding directory changes, the CONNECT Edition introduces several new configuration variables, and either supersedes and deprecates others.
New/Deprecated/Superseded Configuration Variables
The following ProStructures configurations are new, deprecated or superseded in this edition of ProStructures.