the Mystery of the User ID File:
Running BG-Map User Setup
This document explains the details of the user ID file, which contains settings unique to each user institution and user workstation.
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)*
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.)