In ProjectWise create a new Work Area or Associate an existing Work Area to the CONNECT project. When you create a new Work Area you can associate the connect project using the Choose button
For an existing work area, open the work area folder properties, hit the ProjectWise Project tab and select Associate.
You’ll need to expose that Work Area through the ProjectWise Web Connections. Hit the ProjectWise Web Connections tile from the connect project home page.
We need to add a new connection to our Web Service Gateway server.
The server you enter in the Server Url field is the Web Service Gateway server. The field will automatically add /ws/ on the end of your value, so make sure your Web Service Gateway virtual directory in IIS is ws. The server must be accessible from the Bentley servers. Bentley Internal network is fine but if your server is on the internet then you’ll need to let in port 443 through to Web Services Gateway and make sure your Url resolves.
Hit the Get Datasource button.
You will see a list of datasources exposed by the Web Services Gateway.
Pick the Work Area you want exposed, this is typically the same one you connected to the project. Any exposed work areas are removed from the list.
Once done hit Connect.
You should see your connection created.
Go back to ProjectWise Web Connections, select your newly connected work area and you will be able to navigate all of the folders/files in the work area.
iModels are containers that wait for changes to be pushed into them from the bridges.
Click the iModel Manager tile on the connect portal page
Create and iModel
Enter a name and description and ignore the Maximum Extent for now
Empty iModel waiting for changes from a bridge
Mapping the file(s) to the iModel
Head on back to ProjectWise Web Connections
Locate the file(s) you want to map to the iModel. Note that you can not undo this mapping via the portal so choose wisely. Right-click on the file and select the Map to iModel option.
Select your iModel from the drop-down
and map the Spatial root to the same file.
when you are happy with your selections click on Map. Remember this cannot be undone via the portal, choose carefully.
There are 3 types of files that need to be identified and mapped to an iModel:
References of any of the spatial root and master models do not need to be mapped as a Bridge job will traverse down the references of each mapped master model and include them in the publishing of changesets to the iModel.
Mapped files have little widgets to indicate their mapping to iModels. Unfortunately, you cannot search for mapped files.
Once it’s done, BAS will start he job on a scheduled basis to process the changes to the iModel.
Creating a Named version
When the job is complete and the changes pushed into the iModel, you now need to release the changes for viewing. Go back to the iModel in the iModel Manager and create a named version by selecting View all changes.
See the iModel Manager guide for more information.