• New Feature on Caching Servers

    Did you ever look at your caching server and wonder which cache storage path came from which server?  In the past only the IP address were listed, c:\cache\files\\.  Well now in Select Series 3 there is a new switch you can use on your caching server, the switch is "UseHostNameInPath."  What this will do is use the hostnames of the server the cached files are coming from instead of the IP address…

    • Wed, Apr 27 2011
  • SQL Lockout Correction can be a Useful Tool !

    There is a new Technote on the Select Server Licensing area of the Wiki that might benefit some ProjectWise new installs.    A User may need to use the logical database account (SA) for the SQL Server or SQL Express to connect to the database in New Datasource creation in ProjectWise Administrator Module.

             A user may not enable mixed-mode authentication when setting up SQL Server and SQL Express, but this will essentially…

    • Fri, Apr 22 2011
  • Ignore the -force-cursor-sharing option in the DMSCONV utility

    When running the DMSCONV utility delivered with ProjectWise V8i (SELECTseries 3) you may notice a new option called “-force-cursor-sharing”. This switch was added during the ProjectWise V8i (SELECTseries 3) development cycle, and it was intended to address a performance issue related to Oracle datasources. A better solution was discovered and implemented prior to release which negated the need for this switch…

    • Tue, Apr 19 2011
  • Changing Views while in a document set – Select View

    When in ProjectWise Explorer, changing your view is typically done by accessing the menu tool bar and selecting View | Manage Views. However, what if you wanted to change views while inside a document set? You can do this by following the steps below:

    1. Open ProjectWise Explorer and log into a datasource


    1. Ensure that you have more than 1 view available to you (if you do not have additional views available this…
    • Fri, Apr 15 2011
  • Automatic Upgrade Option in ProjectWise V8i (SELECTseries 3) Client Setups

    If you have an existing ProjectWise Explorer V8i, ProjectWise Explorer V8i (SELECTseries 1), or ProjectWise Explorer V8i (SELECTseries 2) installed, you can use the ProjectWise Explorer V8i (SELECTseries 3) installer to automatically upgrade the version for you.

    However, if there was once a version of ProjectWise Explorer V8 XM Edition installed and later uninstalled on this computer, then the ProjectWise Explorer V8

    • Thu, Apr 7 2011
  • Program Associations and unintegrated Applications

    Have you ever wondered if you can open documents in ProjectWise for applications that are not listed as integrated applications?  ProjectWise integration is defined for Microstation, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007.  However, users can still store and open documents in ProjectWise that fall out of this scope.  These types of documents will still open, they will just not be integrated.  For example, Microsoft Office…

    • Fri, Apr 1 2011