BG-Map TechNote

Unraveling the Mystery of the User ID File:
Running BG-Map User Setup

Updated 1/7/16

This document explains the details of the user ID file, which contains settings unique to each user institution and user workstation.

Note:      In BG-Map 2016 and later, you can also edit user setup by going to Tools/Options/User Setup in BG-Map.

What is the User ID File?

The user ID file contains settings unique to each user institution and each user workstation. It is located in the c:\bgmapwin\userid folder on the local c: drive of each BG-Map workstation. The file name is USERID.FIL. Its function is analogous to that of an .INI file. BG-Map will not work properly if the information stored in the User ID file is incorrect.

Why Would I Edit the User ID File?

The primary reason to change the user id file is to provide the correct paths to BG-Map and BG-BASE data on a network server. If folder or drive letter assignments are changed, this will be required.

How Can I Examine the Contents of and Edit the User ID File?

Using Windows Explorer, go to the c:\bgmapwin\userid folder. Double click on the icon for the program file: User Setup.exe.  This is a utility program that allows you to view and update the contents of the User ID file.


Developer - Only Items

These items, listed on the left side, are for developer use only and should not be changed by the user.

User ID Code - 3-letter institution ID code

Scale Factor - (The size of your quadrants divided by 200 units)

ULX List Start - X Coordinate of upper left corner of plant lists

ULY List Start - Y Coordinate of upper left corner of plant lists

LLX Frame - X Coordinate of lower left corner of title block frame

LLY Frame - Y Coordinate of lower left corner of title block frame

LLX BigFrame - X Coordinate of lower left corner of site map title block frame

LLY BigFrame - Y Coordinate of lower left corner of site map title block frame

Site Scale Factor = Scale of site maps divided by scale of quadrant maps

Units Type - Type of units (E = English or M = metric)*

User-Changeable Items

These items, listed on the right side, may be changed by the user as needed:

User Name 1 - First Line of Institution Name (32 characters maximum)

User Name 2 - Second Line of Institution Name (32 characters maximum)

BG-BASE Data Location – Location of BG-BASE data folder (click “Browse” to select)

BG-BASE Pgm. Location – Location of BG-BASE main program folder (click “Browse” to select)

CAD Type – Select the version of AutoCAD or CMS IntelliCAD that you wish to use with BG-Map.

CAD Location – Location of the CAD program file acad.exe,  icad.exe or aclt.exe (Click “Browse” to select.)

Basemap File – Name of basemap file to be used, including path (Click “Browse” to select.)

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