Creating Associations to GEOPAK and InRoads in ProjectWise
Accessing GEOPAK and/or InRoads products via ProjectWise in the SELECTseries 2 refresh requires associating the appropriate civil product with the program that is initiated by opening a DGN file. This is due to the change in the startup of both InRoads and GEOPAK via product specific Icons. Although the configuration files for both products still reside in the MS config\appl folder, the products don’t start unless a specific variable is defined. This variable is passed via the product icons. This change was made to alleviate the integration problem of the civil products with other Bentley products when multiple products are installed. By default the Civil configurations are only defined and initiated if the Civil products are started via the new icons. The same action can be accomplished by setting an environment variable or passing a command line argument at startup. This change in the startup of GEOPAK and InRoads, also allows the user to decide when they want to use a GEOPAK or Inroads license.
The initial configuration files for both InRoads and GEOPAK begin with an ‘if’ statement that looks to see if a variable is defined. If that variable is defined, then the rest of the configuration file is read. If not, the file is exited and MicroStation proceeds to the next configuration file in the appl folder.
The new icons define these variables from the configuration file:
Target entry in icons:
This can be accomplished multiple ways but there are two recommended methods as described below: