MicroStation PowerDraft CONNECT Edition Help

To Connect to an Oracle Database from the Product Properties Dialog

  1. Right-click the product icon and from the menu that appears, choose Properties.
  2. In the Properties dialog, select the Shortcut tab.
  3. At the end of the Target field, key in -wdoracle.

    The Target field should now look something like this, depending on where you installed your product:

    C:\Program Files\Bentley\PowerDraft CONNECT Edition\PowerDraft\PowerDraft.exe -wdoracle

  4. Click Apply to save the changes and close the dialog.
  5. Start MicroStation PowerDraft by double-clicking its icon.
  6. In the Key-in window, key in DB =<user_name>/<password>@<database_alias>.
    Note: Starting MicroStation PowerDraft with the -wdoracle switch automatically loads the configuration variables.
    The Oracle client files delivered with MicroStation PowerDraft are for use with Oracle 9i, 10g, and 11g.

    Note: If you have multiple Oracle clients installed on your system, ensure that the correct Oracle client files are used to connect to Oracle by setting the configuration variable MS_ORACLE_HOME in the oracle.cfg file located in the ..\config\database\ folder in MicroStation PowerDraft's program directory.