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Microstation/InRoads Naming Convention
The MaineDOT depends upon a project-oriented folder structure to identify which project each file belongs to. The filenames are identical from project to project.
Therefore, it is very important to keep all project files in project folders! Many of our automated routines depend on files being named appropriately in accordance with our convention.
Remember - The computer is not smart enough to find files that have been misnamed!
Click the following link to view a table of MaineDOT's MicroStation standard root file names. Allowable prefixes and suffixes to the root names are discussed below.
We do our plan-view editing on project-wide drawings and use "sheet" drawings with borders and referenced saved views to create the sheets for plotting.
The names of these sheet drawing files are given a prefix of three numbers and an underscore. We have a utility program for organizing and renumbering sheets that renames these files accordingly. Examples of numbered sheet files are:
Notes Regarding Filename Variations
If everyone follows the rules for file naming, it will be much easier to make both manual and automated procedures work properly. There are times when variations in standard file names will be required. Our procedures are designed to work with the following rules for filename variations.
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