This is part 3 in my series of blog posts on RTI RID configuration tips. Each of these tips, unless otherwise noted, works in HLA 1.3, HLA 1516-2000, or HLA Evolved. Check out the previous posts in this series, and stay tuned for more to come.
Part 1: RTI RID Configuration Tips: Consistency Checking
Part 2: RTI RID Configuration Tips: the Advantages of MTL
Lookup environment variables within your RID
If you’ve followed me through parts 1 and 2 in this series, you may have noticed a theme: managing multiple RID files is a pain. Whether it’s ensuring consistency between the various RID files involved in a single federation, or maintaining separate configurations to be used in different federations, whenever you’re managing multiple RID files you’re bound to run into the occasional hiccup. The goal of these posts is to help you reduce these hiccups and help you identify them when they occur.