Terrasolid Design Library

The Terrasolid design library is provided as an example of some of the customization that can be done in MicroStation CONNECT edition to make working with the Terrasolid products easier and more efficient, particularly for new users. We recommend the provided Terrasolid.DGNLIB remains as provided so that you can easily download the latest from this knowledge base post for fixes and new tools. Then create your own company.DGNLIB for inclusion of desired workflows or modify the existing ones in your personal.DGNLIB.

For more information on how to customize CONNECT for your Terrasolid workflow see A Quick Intro to Customizing MicroStation CONNECT.

To install the Terrasolid tools into the ribbon:

  1. Download the latest version of the Terrasolid.DGNLIB (Updated 30Nov2022 for TScan v022.028, TModel v022.011, TPhoto v022.015, TMatch v022.013, TStereo v022.001, and TSurvey v022.005 64-bit CONNECT Edition releases)
  2. Extract the Terrasolid.DGNLIB from the downloaded zip file and place the Terrasolid.DGNLIB in the applicable folder on your machine:
    1. MicroStation CE prior to update 4: “C:\ProgramData\Bentley\CONNECT Edition\Configuration\Organization\Dgnlib\Gui”
    2. MicroStation CE Update 4 and later: “C:\ProgramData\Bentley\MicroStation CONNECT Edition\Configuration\Organization\Dgnlib\Gui”
    3. MicroStation PowerDraft CE: “C:\ProgramData\Bentley\MicroStation PowerDraft CONNECT Edition\Configuration\Organization\Dgnlib\Gui”
    4. OpenRoads Designer CE v10.01.00.15: “C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenRoads Designer CONNECT 10.01.00\Configuration\Organization\Dgnlib\Gui”
    5. OpenRoads Designer CE v10.05.00.30 and later: “C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenRoads Designer CE\Configuration\Organization\Dgnlib\Gui”
    6. Bentley Map (PowerView|Enterprise) CE v10.02.00.18 and later: “C:\ProgramData\Bentley\Map CONNECT Edition\Configuration\Organization\Dgnlib\Gui”
    7. Bentley ContextCapture Editor CE v10.05.00.22 and later: “C:\ProgramData\Bentley\ContextCapture Editor CONNECT Edition\Configuration\Organization\Dgnlib\Gui”
  3. Open MicroStation and you should now have the Terrasolid toolbars for each product setup as ribbon workflows in the drop-down list in the upper left side of the MicroStation window.
Edit Configuration Variable dialog

Also, the Terrasolid.DGNLIB can be placed on a location other than these default locations on the C Drive, such as a network location, but you have to modify the configuration so that the Bentley package knows where to look.  In the Bentley package, such as MicroStation CONNECT, MicroStation->File->Settings->Configuration->Configuration Variables. In this window, select the “All” Category and search for the following: “MS_DGNLIBLIST”. Press the Edit button and this will open the Edit Configuration Variable dialog that lists all of the locations that MicroStation searches for design file library files.  Add the new desired path and select OK.


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