MicroStation CONNECT: Bring back the Tasks Dialog

Published on October 26, 2015

Written by:  Rod Wing

As you probably know MicroStation CONNECT employs a ribbon style interface similar to Microsoft Office and AutoCAD.

CONNECT Ribbon

We recommend that you get comfortable with using this interface as it is where the new tools and functionality are to be found.

However, if you absolutely cannot bring yourself to work with the ribbon fear not. You can restore the Tasks Dialog interface:

1. In MicroStation CONNECT select File > Settings > Configuration Variables

2. Set the MS_TASKNAVIGATION_CONFIGURATION variable = 1
(Create a new variable if this has not been defined)

3. Exit MicroStation and restart.

4. Once MicroStation is restarted with a file open select File > Settings > User > Preferences

5. In the Preferences dialog select the Task Navigation Category

6. Change the Presentation option to Dialog

CONNECT Task Dialog

 

7. Next, select the  Position Mapping category

8. Toggle on the options for Use Position Mapping and Show Position Mapping Aids.

9. Click OK

 

CONNECT Position Mapping

 

10. Minimize the ribbon to return to the similar look and feel of MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries)

CONNECT V8i Look

 

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3 Responses to “MicroStation CONNECT: Bring back the Tasks Dialog”

  1. Marian Hofbauer Says:

    November 24th, 2015 at 4:19 am

    Hello,
    thanks for the tip. But in my version there is no task navigation. There is a Ribbon instead. Can you help? Version is 10.0.0.25.
    Thanks
    Marian

  2. Marian Hofbauer Says:

    November 24th, 2015 at 4:39 am

    Edit: Found it. You must insert this configuration variable: MS_TASKNAVIGATION_CONFIGURATION = 1

    http://communities.bentley.com/products/microstation/w/microstation__wiki/24481.how-to-get-the-tasks-dialog-visible-in-microstation-connect-edition

  3. Rod Wing Says:

    November 25th, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Marian,
    Thank you for pointing that out omission. The tip has been updated.

    Rod

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