Share Sync allows you to synchronize files from ProjectWise Share to your computer. Using Share Sync you can upload files to ProjectWise Share for project members to access, or you can access files that have been uploaded to ProjectWise Share by project members.
Before you can use Share Sync, you must first ensure you are using the most recent version of Connection Client, which is available from the Fulfillment Center.
Next, open Connection Client and select the gearbox icon in the top right. From the menu that displays, select Preferences.
Select the Share tab at the top of the Preferences dialog box that displays. Under the Share tab, turn on the Enable Share Sync checkbox to create a Share folder on your device. In the Sync Frequency field, enter a time greater than 5 minutes. This time will define how frequently the contents of ProjectWise Share Sync will be synchronized with the contents of the Share folder on your device. For example, if you enter 10 minutes, the folders will be synchronized with each other every ten minutes.
By clicking the more icon and selecting “Set for Synchronization”, you can select any folder in Share and synchronize it with your desktop automatically.
To synchronize the folders immediately, navigate to the Share tab of Connection Client as described above and select Sync Now.
If you are associated with multiple projects, you can configure separate folders for each project by opening ProjectWise Share for each project and configuring folders as described above. The synchronized folders for each project can be found on your device inside of the folder with the name of the project, which can be found inside of your Share folder in Windows Explorer.
Note: If you cannot access ProjectWise Share, please contact your administrator.
To use your local device to access files that have been uploaded to ProjectWise Share, open the Share folder in Windows Explorer. Open the folder with the name of the project you would like to open. If you are associated with only one project, there will only be one folder available here.
Inside of the project folder in Windows Explorer is the folder or folders that you configured for synchronization, as described above. When you open this folder, you find all the files that have been added to that folder in ProjectWise Share. If the files are not present, ProjectWise Share may not have synchronized yet, as determined by the Sync Frequency time. To immediately synchronize ProjectWise Share, select Sync Now from the Share tab of the Preferences dialog box of the Connection Client.
To upload files to ProjectWise Share from your local device, first navigate to the appropriate folder in Windows Explorer. Copy the files you would like to upload to the folder. The files will be uploaded to the corresponding ProjectWise Share folder for the project on https://connect.bentley.com/ when the Sync Frequency time has passed. If you do not wish to wait, you can also immediately synchronize ProjectWise Share by selecting Sync Now from the Share tab of the Preferences dialog box of the Connection Client. When ProjectWise share has synchronized, the files will be available in the appropriate folder of the ProjectWise Share for everyone associated with the project.
You can sync up to 100 folder hierarchies. These folder hierarchies can be in one project or in multiple projects, if you are associated with more than one project. Each folder hierarchy can be configured for Share Sync up to 100 times, and the maximum total size of a folder hierarchy is 50GB. Each folder hierarchy can contain up to 100 nested subfolders. Subfolders can be nested to a maximum depth of 50. Folders can contain individual files up to 8GB in size.
For example, the following folder hierarchies are supported by ProjectWise Share: