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Directory Structure

The directory structure makes updates easier and reduces the likelihood of overwriting data when reinstalling the product.

By default, the destination directory for Promis.e is C:\Program Files\Bentley.

By default, the Configuration directory that contains the WorkSpaces and WorkSets is installed to C:\ProgramData\Bentley\<product_name> CONNECT Edition .

Directory for User Data

The %LOCALAPPDATA%\Bentley\<product_name>\<product_version>\ directory provides a local storage location for some Bentley product-specific data that is unique to a user. The location of this directory is defined by the variable _USTN_HOMEROOT.

Note: It is highly recommended not to share user files between users or to access them on a network drive. Although multiple users can and will benefit from utilizing the same configuration over a network, %LOCALAPPDATA%\Bentley\<product_name>\<product_version>\ should reside on each local computer or workstation.

The "Documentation" Directory

This directory contains the product documentation files.

By default, the destination directory for Promis.e documentation is:

C:\ProgramData\Bentley\Documentation\MicroStation\<product_version>\<language>\htm

The "Program" Directory

This directory contains the files necessary for the product to operate in its default configuration. Files installed in this directory include the product's system files, licensing files and, if installed, Engineering Configuration system files.

By default, the destination directory for Promis.e program files is C:\Program Files\Bentley\MicroStation CONNECT Edition\MicroStation.

It contains the following subdirectories:

  • Assemblies
  • config
  • Default
  • Docs
  • ECSchemas
  • en
  • Gdal_Data
  • GeoCoordinateData
  • Icons
  • Mdlapps
  • Mdlsys
  • Notices
  • Ribbon

The "Configuration" Directory

The "Configuration" directory is where users create and maintain WorkSpaces and WorkSets in a networked environment.

User data files should be stored in the WorkSet directory or in a shared network resource in order to share data and to develop, maintain, and enforce the use of drawing standards and the appearance of the product on the desktop.

By default, the Configuration directory installed to C:\ProgramData\Bentley\<product_name> CONNECT Edition .