ORD Connect 2020 Release 2 Update 8 - Version 10.08.01.33
I have been following the Bentley Learn link for "Under the Hood - Setting up Sheets - Part 1 and 2" to set-up our sheets for the first time.
Iv'e created my Drawing Seed, Sheet Seed, Border Drawing, my config variables point to the correct seed files, and I'm using my dgnlib file to create my Named Boundaries.
When I get to the Create Drawing dialog, the OK button is grayed out and the Drawing Model>Seed Model: in listed is red, hovering over it doesn't give me any info on the error. See attached.
What is the error about? The seeds are listed properly in my config file.
As per the screenshot , Please select the seed file and make sure that the seed file is located in the workset folder, That means please make sure that you are in active workset to deliver the sheet from created Drawing seed .
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I am creating my drawing seed, not using it. There is no option to pick the Drawing Seed Model - it's populated by my config file, right? The Sheet seed model seems fine (populated using the same config file). I realize that this is probably a workspace/workset or a naming/lingo issue, but I don't even know where to start looking. I am coming from SS4 and Geopak, and never set anything up previously. I guess I need some person to person guidance, because I've watched so many videos about the same thing and still can't get it.
I believe the drawing seed come from a dgnlib. I've had to step away from ORD for a little while, so the answer might be this and CFG variables, too.
Charles (Chuck) Rheault CADD Manager
MDOT State Highway Administration
No, the model seeds, drawing seeds, and sheet seeds are all *.dgn files.
The default location is C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenRoads Designer CE\Configuration\Organization-Civil\_Civil Default Standards - Imperial\Seed\.. Yes, the config variables set the location of the seed files (as needed and as specified).
I'm just trying to figure out why the filename is red. I can't select a different seed. Here are the lines from my config file:
MS_DRAWINGMODELSEED = $(CIVIL_ORGANIZATION_STANDARDS)Seed/Sheets/Seed2D-Alpena Drawing.dgnMS_DRAWINGMODELSEEDNAME = Seed2D-Alpena DrawingMS_SHEETMODELSEED = $(CIVIL_ORGANIZATION_STANDARDS)Seed/Sheets/Seed2D-Alpena Sheet.dgnMS_SHEETMODELSEEDNAME = Seed2D-Alpena Sheet
The Sheet Model Seed is fine, the Drawing Model Seed is not. But what's the problem??
There are sheet seed DGNLIB's in our ORD workspace that Chuck Lawson help us setup. They are pointed to by MS_DGNLIBLIST which says is for the following:
List of DGN library files that are used to find Levels, Line Styles, Text Styles, Dimension Styles, Multiline Styles, Element Templates, Text Favorites, Table Styles, Report Definitions, Drawing Seeds, Drawing Boundaries, Display Styles, Display Rules, Page Layouts, Saved Views and Item Types for your current session. (MS_DGNLIBLIST)
I am not 100% sure how this works with seed dgn files, but this was a key process according to Chuck.
We were facing a similar issue with our workspace a couple of months ago. The filename shown in red was deceptive, as the problem was not with that seed file path. We did manage to resolve it after about a month of head scratching.
Do you have a variable MS_DGNLIBLIST_DRAWINGSEEDS defined? We have that pointing to our directory of DGNLIB seeds. We commented out the entry for MS_DGNLIBLIST pointing to our DGNLIB seeds. I don't remember for sure, but this might have been what fixed the issue for us.