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Intergraph Smart Review Help

Intergraph Smart Review
2018 R1 (7.1)

The basic elements of a Smart Review project are the graphical .vue file and two project database files. When you open your 3D model file, Smart Review automatically creates the project database files if they do not already exist:

  • projectname.mdb - Contains non-graphical, application information such as comments and measurements, display sets and saved views, material assignments, and project settings.

  • projectname.mdb2 - contains all graphical property and label information.

Because these database files are created the first time you open your model document, the project load time is longer than normal. However, this is a one-time occurrence and load time should not be impacted after both the project and label database files exist. You can, however, re-create these database files by deleting the existing .mdb and .mdb2 files, then opening your model document again.

Smart Review requires writable databases to run. If you try to use a database that is write protected or in a write protected folder or share, Smart Review looks for a temporary folder to copy the databases to so that they are writable and Smart Review can run. If you have defined the environment variable SPRTEMP, Smart Review uses the folder path of the environment variable for the copied database. If SPRTEMP is not defined, then the system-defined temporary folder is used instead.

Smart Review attempts the following locations:

  1. The path specified by the TMP environment variable.

  2. The path specified by the TEMP environment variable, if TMP is not defined.

  3. The Windows folder, if neither TMP nor TEMP is defined.

To define a user environment variable, do the following:

  1. Open Control Panel.

  2. Click System.

  3. Click Advanced system settings.

  4. Click Environment Variables.

  5. Click New under User Variables.

  6. Type SPRTEMP in the Variable Name box.

  7. Type the full path to the temporary folder for Smart Review to use in the Variable Value box.