I am unable to open previous preference files when I using Rail Track in a read-write format (installed software Bentley Rail Track v8i SS4 08.11.09.878, Microstation v8i SS4 08.11.09.832, Windows 10 OS). BRT explorer indicates that preference file has loaded successfully. The Preferences tab shows that the file has been opened "read-only". When I open preference manager, it does not show the saved preferences. File is loaded from my local drive to which I have read-write access. File properties are set to writeable. I have administrator rights assigned to my windows profile.
When I open the file, a LCK file is created. This file also removes itself when BRT explorer is closed.
I was able to open, edit and save changes to preference files 2-3 business days ago. I have checked whether there is an issue with the preference file itself by testing on another users machine and have confirmed that the issue appears to be unique to the configuration on my primary machine.
Manually setting the preference file to read-write within the preference tab in the BRT explorer yields the same result.
All other tools within BRT appear to be working satisfactorily.
Can any shed light on what might be causing this issue?
I've seen this problem before and it is related with a wrong version of some dlls. Can you try this?
Download and install the following two DLLs from the Microsoft website. They should be in the C:\Windows\system32 directory on a 32bit machine or C:\Windows\SysWOW64 on a 64bit machine. Even if they already exist on the machine, it may be worthwhile to download and reinstall them, since these are the controls InRoads uses to read and write the XML data in the XIN file. Please refer the installation instructions that can be found on the Microsoft website.
Hope it helps.
Answer Verified By: Scott Lundgren
Could this be because SS4 was installed without the updated pre-requisites?
msxml4 used to be delivered with older version and is not anymore delivered even in the pre-requisites. I didn't check but I am pretty sure it is not with SS4 pre-requisites. I may be wrong. Howerver, msxml4 is not anymore delivered with windows, that is why it is missing and could be uninstalled with an older version of product that has installed it in the past.
ThanksI managed to get Rail Track to read the .xin data, but I've realized there's other Microstation functionality missing, eg I can't use ctrl-b (view attributes) it crashes.I have a copy of SS2 and its' prerequisites, so am going to install it in the interim. Will be doing the OpenRail training in 3 weeks anyhow.CheersRob