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Primary Search Paths Configuration Variables

The following table lists the configuration variables that affect Primary Search Paths. Each configuration variable expects a valid value. An invalid value will not override a setting. You do not need to close and restart in order for the configuration variable change to take effect.

Variable Short name Description
DWGRDL_DIR DWG Redline Location Location and/or extension of the DWG redline file. Defaults to the name of the open DWG file with “_redline” inserted before “.dwg.” in the same directory as the open DWG file.
MS_ADDINPATH AddIns Search path for managed AddIn assemblies that are used outside of MicroStation's application base or configured privatePath.
MS_ADDIN_DEPENDENCYPATH AddIn Dependencies Search path for managed assemblies that are used by AddIns outside of MicroStation's application base or configured privatePath. Directories should not be listed here and in MS_ADDINPATH.
MS_DEF Design Files Search path(s) for DGN files.
MS_DGNLIBLIST DGN Library List List of DGN library files that are used to find Levels, Line Styles, Text Styles, Dimension Styles, Multiline Styles, Element Templates, Text Favorites, Table Styles, Report Definitions, Drawing Seeds, Drawing Boundaries, Display Styles, Display Rules, Page Layouts, Saved Views, and Item Types for your current session.
MS_DGNLIBLIST_DETAILINGSYMBOLSTYLES Process the DGNLIBs for available Detailing Symbol Styles List of DGN library files that are used to find detailing symbol styles. If this configuration variable is not defined, then the DGN library files will be taken from the MS_DGNLIBLIST_DRAWINGSEEDS configuration variable. If MS_DGNLIBLIST_DRAWINGSEEDS is also not defined, then the DGN Llibrary files will be taken from the MS_DGNLIBLIST configuration variable.
MS_DGNLIBLIST_DIMENSIONSTYLES Process the DGNLIBs for available Dimension Styles List of DGN library files that are used to find dimension styles. If this configuration variable is not defined, then the DGN library files will be taken from the MS_DGNLIBLIST configuration variable.
MS_DGNLIBLIST_DISPLAYSTYLES Process the DGNLIBs for available Display Styles List of DGN library files that are used to find display styles. If this configuration variable is not defined, then the DGN library files will be taken from the MS_DGNLIBLIST configuration variable.
MS_DGNLIBLIST_DRAWINGSEEDS Process the DGNLIBs for available Drawing Seeds List of DGN library files that are used to find drawing seeds. If this configuration variable is not defined, then the DGN library files will be taken from the MS_DGNLIBLIST configuration variable.
MS_DGNLIBLIST_LINESTYLES Process the DGNLIBs for available Line Styles List of DGN library files that are used to find line styles. If this configuration variable is not defined, then the DGN library files will be taken from the MS_DGNLIBLIST configuration variable.
MS_DGNLIBLIST_LINKS DGN Library List for Link Set files List of DGN library files that are used to find Sheet Indexes and Link Sets for your current session.
MS_DGNLIBLIST_PRINTING DGN Library List for Print Styles List of DGN library files that are used to find Print Styles for your current session.
MS_DGNLIBLIST_RENDER DGN Library List for Rentering tasks List of DGN library files that are used to find Rendering Setups, Materials, and Lights for your current session.
MS_DGNLIBLIST_TEXTFAVORITES Process the DGNLIBs for available Text Favorites List of DGN library files that are used to find text favorites. If this configuration variable is not defined, then the DGN library files will be taken from the MS_DGNLIBLIST configuration variable.
MS_DGNLIBLIST_TEXTSTYLES Process the DGNLIBs for available Text Styles List of DGN library files that are used to find text styles. If this configuration variable is not defined, then the DGN linrary files will be taken from the MS_DGNLIBLIST configuration variable.
MS_ECFRAMEWORK_SCHEMAS ECSchema Search Path Stores list of directories in which MicroStation searches for EC Schemas. This variable should not be changed by users.
MS_FILTER_LIB_DIR Filter Library Path Directory containing filter data files.
MS_GUIDGNLIBLIST User Interface DGN Library List Directories containing DGN library files that store tool, toolbox, task, menu, and icon customizations.
MS_ICONLIBRARYLIST Icon Library List Directories containing .dll files for icons.
MS_ICONPATH Icon Path Directories containing files for icons.
MS_ICONRSCLIST Icon Resource File List Directories containing .rsc files for icons.
MS_LIBRARY_PATH Library Path Search path for dynamic link libraries.
MS_LINFILELIST LIN File Path Directory containing linestyle files.
MS_MACRO Macros Search path for macros.
MS_MDL MDL Applications Search path(s) for MDL applications or external programs loaded by MDL applications.
MS_MDLAPPS Visible MDL Applications Search path(s) for MDL applications displayed in the Applications dialog.
MS_PERSONALDGNLIB Users Personal DGNLib Search path for DGNLib files that store ribbon customizations.
MS_RFDIR References Search path(s) for references.
MS_RSRCPATH Resource Files Search path(s) for resource files loaded by MDL applications.
MS_SAVEDVIEW_EXCLUDELIBS Saved Views Library Exclude Filter The saved views in the library files pointed by this configuration variable are not displayed in the Saved Views dialog. This configuration variable should point only to those files that are specified in the MS_DGNLIBLIST configuration variable. If this configuration variable is not defined, the saved views of all the files pointed by MS_DGNLIBLIST are displayed in the Saved Views dialog.
MS_SEED_LINKSET_PATH Link Set Seed File Path Search path for seed link set file.
RDL_DIR Redline Location Location and/or extension of the redline file. Defaults to the name of the open DGN file but with the suffix “.rdl,” instead of “.dgn,” in the same directory as the open DGN file.