Configuration Changes to Support ProStructures Interoperability

 Product(s):OpenBuildings Designer
 Version(s):CONNECT Edition
 Area:ProStructures Interoperability

To support the use of ProStructures technology within OpenBuildings Update 7 structural tools, configuration changes have been made at the system and user editable levels.

Like all system CFG files, the system level files and configurations should not be modified.

The following changes have been made to the delivered configuration files located in user editable folders. Some of these files may be suitable for modification to suit Custom Configurations:


"C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenBuildings CONNECT Edition\Configuration\WorkSpaceSetup.cfg" contains a new statement block:

# Support for ProStructures Application Integration


This statement block should be included in any copies of WorkSpaceSetup.cfg located in Update 7 Custom Configurations.

When a Custom Configuration is specified by ConfigurationSetup.cfg, Update 7 will by default expect to find the Datasets folder in the Custom Configuration and will disregard datasets on the c:\ drive.

Configuring the Datasets Root Folder Location describes how to use the c:\ drive datasets folder where preferred.


Each regional dataset includes a dataset.cfg file that contains statements specific to that dataset's contents. These all have an additional statement block that sets resources for ProStructures functions. This example is from the German dataset:

# This section defines the regional ProStuctures Workspace
%if exists ($(_PS_WORKSPACESTANDARDS)*.cfg)
%include $(_PS_WORKSPACESTANDARDS)*.cfg level WorkSet
%if exists ($(_PS_WORKSETSTANDARDS)*.cfg)
%include $(_PS_WORKSETSTANDARDS)*.cfg level WorkSet

ProStructures folders

Folders containing ProStructures resources have been added to our example WorkSpace and WorkSets:

C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenBuildings CONNECT Edition\Configuration\WorkSpaces\Building_Examples\Standards\ProStructures

This folder contains regional content appropriate to the installed datasets.

At the WorkSet level we added this folder that contains a configuration file that can be used to set ProStructures standards specific to the WorkSet, for example:

C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenBuildings CONNECT Edition\Configuration\WorkSpaces\Building_Examples\worksets\BuildingTemplate_DE\Standards\ProStructures

These folders should be copied to their equivalent location in any Custom Configuration used by Update 7 or later.

Also see: ProStructures "Configuration Audit Alert" message after opening Update 7 for the first time

"Configuration Audit Alert" message when using a newly created Workspace