OpenRoads user preferences not saving on ProjectWise Managed Configuration

I'm using OpenRoads Designer CE 2021 release 1. I'm trying to save my settings so I don't have to recreate my preferences every time. I can do this fine locally, but when I open an ORD file on projectwise (which uses a ProjectWise Managed Configuration) it doesn't load all of my saved settings, just some of them. And when I try to save the settings it doesn't remember them next time. I've checked my configuration locally and on projectwise and they're both pointing to the same Personal.upf file. In fact, when I save settings on the projectwise file it messes up my settings the next time I open the file locally. So I'm wondering what's going on with the ProjectWise Managed Configuration that's preventing it from loading all of my settings.

Specifically the settings that I notice get messed up are in Preferences>Operation. I like to have two application windows open but on Projectwise it resets that and also unchecks save settings on exit. But it does load which toolbars I have docked.

I probably can't change much with the ProjectWise Managed Configuration, that's controlled by admins at the company I think, but is there any way to make it so that files on Projectwise load all of my preferences instead of just some of them? What's overriding certain preferences and can I turn that off somehow?

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  • Sorry, i don't know what that means. Is there more of a step by step approach? Also i don't think i want to match what is in ProjectWise. I have my own custom workspace and preferences that i would like to keep when not working in ProjectWise.

  • Mark i think i figured it out. I took a copy of my (C:\Users\xxxxx\AppData\Local\Bentley\OpenRoadsDesigner\10.0.0 folder and renamed it 10.0.0(LOCAL). and then in the _USTN_PREFNAMEBASE i overwrote the location to point to the folder 10.0.0(LOCAL) instead of using the default code in _USTN_PREFNAMEBASE. So i guess now when opening my local copy of openroads the UPF should know to look in that folder. But when i open Projectwise and run openroads from there, it overwrites this new LOCAL folder. But it doesnt seem to be resetting all of my preferences now. I have no idea why this is working but I think your advice helped. Thank you