ucm for referencing

ucm for referencing

Post by James Dekk » Fri, 08 Aug 2003 18:37:16


Hello, I am constantly confronted with the problem that, when some dgns are
in folders too "far" away from my active dgn, I can't reference them because
MS SE only allows for 65 characters.
By seting the variable MS_RFDIR, I can overcome the problem locally, but
then these settings have to be on every machine that opens my dgns (a
logistical problem with 150 workstations spread all around the country). A
collegue told me he had once seen a ucm that specified that, when looking
for a reference, one need only specify the harddrive letter, then MS would
find the references. Unfortunatly he doesn't know how to make this ucm, and
neither do I :-(
But I'm sure someone here can help me to solve this problem?
Thanks!
 
 
 

ucm for referencing

Post by Lory » Sat, 09 Aug 2003 17:49:32

But you would still need to run the ucm on every machine ie you said 150
workstations around the country.
Surely it would be easier to copy the reference files and paste them in the
same directory as your active dgn is located.
Although not an elegant solution it does work.
I just tested my copy of SE and you can NEST ref files ie a reference file
within a referenced file.
I referenced File A into File B and then referenced File B into file C only
file A & B had elements file C had no elements.
The result was that the active file C while it had no elements of its own
did display all the elements in both file A and File B ( the ref manager
told me that File B was a ref file but file A was a logical reference).
How to do it.
Go workspace > preferences> reference files> nested enter a number in the
blank box (here I used a five as my default).
So at less than 65 characters away from you real reference file(s) create a
blank drawing call it relay1.dgn etc remember how many nested levels your
allowed see above, attach to it the reference files then go to where you
original active file is, hopefully not more than 65 characters away than
the relay1.dgn now attach relay1.dgn to your active file and it will now
have all the reference files that will auto update each time the original
refs update!
BTW this method would allow you to attach from 130 characters away!
Cool or what? Just like a radio repeater relay station... it works!!!
I thought this only worked in V8 but I cheated and looked up help under
Nested References!

Good luck James
from Lorys Lea working at
Yarra Valley Water
(at home really)
Melbourne Australia


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ucm for referencing

Post by James Dekk » Sat, 09 Aug 2003 21:50:54

Hmmm, that's a clever little trick indeed!
Thanks Lory

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ucm for referencing

Post by Daniel_Bee » Wed, 13 Aug 2003 18:27:02

Use the include line in your user config file to point to a common file that
defines search paths or comfiguration variables- ie put all your search
paths in one file on a server that can be seen by all computers - then you
only have to update the file on the server. The syntax below looks for a
text file called variables .dat located on 's' drive

%include s:/variables.dat

hope this helps

regards

Daniel




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