Because I couldn't wait for an out-of-the-box "synchronise all templates" functionality in ORD, I have put together an mvba that crudely will synchronise all or just edited in-place Template Drops and Linear Templates. It seems to work quite well so far. Thought i'd share as it seems a shame to keep it to myself...
What it does:
In order to avoid the "Are you sure" dialog that shows when syncing a Template that has been edited, the mvba needs to locate where you put the SendKeys.exe app. The location (path inc. trailing "\") of send keys can be defined by adding a variable named "SENDKEYS_PATH" to your workspace / configuration (I have also defined other locations we use locally)
If the variable is not defined, the macro will still work, but it will pause with the dialog and wait for user input.
Happy to get some feedback if anyone finds any issues with it...
Thanks! When we start testing OR, I'll make sure the team knows about this - it should be helpful.
Microstation 08.11.09.919Power GeoPak 08.11.09.918Power InRoads 08.11.09.918
FYI Added some more functionality to this - now can sync all templates or just the ones edited in place.
Also considering adding an option to not automatically dismiss "Are you sure" or "Template not found" and let it pause till dismissed by user.
OpenRoads Designer 2021 R1 (10.10) | Microstation CE Update 16 | ProjectWise CE 3.4
How do you edit the mvba lines for the SendKeys.exe location? This is my first venture into playing mvba's, so I don't know how to edit them.
Zachary Billings, P.E.
Senior Roadway Engineer (Licensed in FL and MI)
CONSOR Engineers, LLC
Windows 10 | Intel Core i7-9700k | Nvidia RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra | 32 GB of RAM | 500 GB Samsung 960 EVO NVME
Power GEOPAK V8i Select Series 10 Version 08.11.09.918 | FDOT SS10 Version 01.04.01
ORD Version 10.09.00.91 | FDOT Connect Version 10.09.00.00
YouTube Page for ORD: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3S-94f7_yUJ-GMhMYPhInA
has this been tested on Project Wise?
I was trying to run it, but couldn't get past this part:
Otherwise, nice work on building this very needed tool!