MicroStation v8 FAQ
This section of the documentation is created from user questions and problems. It should be consulted before calling with a problem.
- When I try to start MicroStation I get an error message or warning that my user configuration cannot be found.
- I have a dual monitor setup yet only one display was shown when my I started a second MicroStation session.
- Levels are turned on in my Level Manager but do not display on the drawing.
- I am trying to delete a level that is not used but cannot.
- All of my reference files appear gray.
- How do I edit text in cells?
- The power went out and I lost some data. That didn't happen in MS/J.
- Problems Related To User Preference Files.
- I received a warning about levels not existing when using the rule file.
- I sent a plot, but not all the detail in the view was plotted.
- Whenever I edit an element, it changes to the active level, color, and style.
When I try to start MicroStation I get an error message or warning that my user configuration cannot be found.
If you have never used MicroStation before, it is possible that your user configuration file does not exist or is named incorrectly. Contact a CAD/D Support person.
If you have used MicroStation before,
it may be a network problem. Check to make sure the N: drive is available. If
not, then MicroStation cannot access the user configuration files.
I have a dual monitor setup yet only one display was shown when my I started a second MicroStation session.
This is a known problem with v8. The first
session opened will lock the user preference files. Later sessions cannot access
these settings and revert to the default settings.
Since level manager has the ability to turn levels on and off, there is some confusion about which one to use. The two are intended for different purposes. Level display is for turning levels on and off. Level manager is used for importing level libraries.
Problems arise when different people working on the project use a different method for adjusting the level display. If levels are turned off with level display, the setting is not changed in level manager. Therefore, someone using level manager will think the levels are turned on, but not see any detail. Conversely, levels turned off in level manager will appear off in level display.
To make things more confusing, level display has options for "View Display" and "Global Display". View Display is the default value and works as described above. When the setting is changed to Global Display, the level display will act like level manager, including the part about levels that are turned off using the "View Display" settings do not appear to be off when you toggle to the "Global Display" setting.
This usually happens when the "Force Symbology" box on qa_input is checked. Uncheck that box.
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