Working with Configuration Files
Working with Configuration Files
Working with Configuration Files

MicroStation Configuration Files

PDF Composer's MicroStation configuration files define variables that control how MicroStation data is published. This product supports two types of MicroStation configuration files: Client and Server.

You can access the MicroStation configuration files with the MicroStation PDF Composer Edit > Configuration command.

Client Configuration File

IPLOT.CFG is a configuration file that defines configuration variables that control the behavior of the product. Each variable controls some aspect of the product's behavior, such as where it creates files, where it looks for files, or how it stores filenames.

How to Edit the Client Configuration File
  1. Select Edit > Configuration.

  2. From the Configuration Options dialog box, select MicroStation, and then click the Edit button.

  3. From the Edit Configuration dialog box, click the Client Tab.

  4. Type in the variable definitions you want to add, or change the values of any existing variable definitions.

    Clicking the Reset button on this property page restores the configuration to its delivered defaults.


  5. To save the changes you have made, click OK. To exit without saving any changes, click Cancel.
    If you click OK, the following message displays:
    Are you sure you want to save this configuration?
    Click Yes to save the changes, or click No to exit without saving the changes.

  6. Click Close to dismiss the Configuration Options dialog box.

Server Configuration File

IPLOTSRV.CFG is a configuration file that contains search paths used to locate resource files (patterns and line styles) and variables that control how the plot is rendered.

To learn how to access MicroStation font and linestyle resources, see the section Using MicroStation Resource Files.

How to Edit the Server Configuration File
  1. Select Edit > Configuration.

  2. From the Configuration Options dialog box, select MicroStation, and then click the Edit button.

  3. From the Edit Configuration dialog box, click the Server Tab.

  4. Type in the variable definitions you want to add, or change the values of any existing variable definitions.

    Clicking the Reset button on this property page restores the configuration to its delivered defaults.


  5. To save the changes you have made, click OK. To exit without saving any changes, click Cancel.
    If you click OK, the following message displays:
    Are you sure you want to save this configuration?
    Click Yes to save the changes, or click No to exit without saving the changes.

  6. Click Close to dismiss the Configuration Options dialog box.