Purpose: Off-Site configuration documentation for Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFL) OpenRoads Designer workspaces
Step 1: Extract OpenRoads Designer Resource Folder
- From the Downloads page on the https://highways.dot.gov/federal-lands/cadd-support/downloads/workspace-archive site, download the FLH_Division_Standard_Workspace.zip file.
- With the .zip file extracted, copy the folder and all contents and subfolders to a location that you select on a server drive. The server drive will need to be accessible to all the workstations running OpenRoads Designer.
Step 2: Extract the EFLHD OpenRoads Designer “Organization” Folder
- From the EFL CADD Support > Downloads page on the https://highways.dot.gov/federal-lands/cadd-support/downloads/efl site, download the OpenRoads Designer Organization.zip file.
- With the .zip file extracted, copy the folder and all contents and subfolders to the Organization level of the Workspace. Overwrite the existing.
Step 3: Extract the EFLHD OpenRoads Designer “Organization-Civil” Folder
- From the EFL CADD Support > Downloads page on the https://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/cadd/efl/downloads.htm site, download the OpenRoads Designer Organization-Civil.zip file.
- With the .zip file extracted, copy the folder and all contents and subfolders to the Organization-civil level of the Workspace. Overwrite the existing.
Step 4: Workspace configuration file:
The Workspace Configuration File (WorkSpaceSetup.cfg) is where “project” level configurations are set for EFLHD ORD workspaces. The default location for the .cfg is set by ORD’s installation. Therefore, the .cfg file must be copied to all workstations working on EFLHD projects. The location for these files is determined by the operating system (OS) used and whether a computer is 32-bit or 64-bit.
EFL’s project configuration file is delivered with the OpenRoads Designer download.
- Open the WorkSpaceSetup.cfg file with a text editor, such as Notepad or UltraEdit.
- Edit the Configuration variables that set the workspace locations based on where the folders were extracted.
NOTE: The “/” rather than “\” It must be a forward slash “/” in the path name. If any of the paths you are modifying have a space in them, the path needs to be encapsulated in quotes - BENTLEYROOT = “c:/Program Files/Bentley/”
- Once edited, place the file on each workstation in the proper location
Updated: Tuesday, February 7, 2023