How to read a msdebug.txt debug file

Product(s):OpenRoads Designer
Area: Workspace
Original Author:Holly Herring, Bentley Technical Support Group



How do I interpret and use a msdebug.txt file to troubleshoot my workspace?


Work through this wiki (for PW)on how to create the msdebug.txt file. (note: a program such as Notepad++ will be easier that Notepad to view this file)

This debug file gives you a detailed step-by-step look at how ORD loads and defines every variable within every cfg in order of process. This will help you determine how a variable is being overwritten, what is being defined and when it is being defined. It provides a single file to do a full search through your workspace. It helps to find those hard to find minor errors.

Here are some notes to interpret this:

You can use this file to do a word search for a specific variable. When that variable is found, you can scroll up until you see "Processing macro file..." to see which cfg it is being defined in. From there, you can know exactly where that cfg is, go open it, and make the necessary changes.