• Truncate Audit Trail for the first time in Off Hours

    ProjectWise Admin module offers a setting for reducing the amount of records you keep in your Dms-audt  table (Audit Trail records). If you are truncating millions of rows in your dms-audt  for the first time, you should enable the checkbox for “Move truncated records into a secondary table” on Off Hours (perhaps on the weekend.) Otherwise, the ProjectWise Integration Server may not be able to function well and authenticate…

  • Warning for Transmittals users - hold off on upgrading to .NET 4.5 (Resolved! Update below.)

    It has been determined that there is a change in how .NET framework 4.5 works that has caused problems in the functionality of Transmittals on client machines.  We are currently working with Microsoft to get to the root of the issue, however in the meantime we recommend also keeping .NET 4.5 off the Transmittals Server and Portal machines as well as the clients.  Any and all updates will be posted as comments to this blog…

  • Upgrading Revit? Read this First!

    This Blog applies to ProjectWise V8i SS4 or earlier.
    ProjectWise users that integrate ProjectWise V8i with Revit 2013 need to be aware of a couple of Revit related issues that have been reported to TSG.

    Installing Revit 2013 Service pack 3

    Revit 2013 Service pack introduces a slight format change that ProjectWise reports to the user. Once a Revit 2013 central file is synchronized
    it won’t open from ProjectWise…

  • Using the User/Group Management Dialog To Search Folders and Projects for a Group

    1. Open the User / Group Management dialog in ProjectWise Explorer. (Tools > User Management) 
    2. Do one of the following: 
      Select the Folders and Projects node.
      Click the menu inside the Search field and select Folders and Projects.
    3. In the Search field, enter the name of a group to search for.
    4. Click Start Search. 
      If a match is found, it is highlighted, and the status bar reads, "Search found a match. This is…
  • Have you encountered a ‘No documents were unpacked from …’ message while unpacking a newly created PMIM file?

    This message is normal. The i-model packager does not extract
    unchanged files on the system created the PMIM file. The i-model packager
    requires the PMIM file content to have at least one of the files modified in
    ProjectWise or in the package (on an ipad). It will not extract the unmodified content;
    ProjectWise does not extract unchanged files.

    For example, if you create an i-model package and then
    immediately try to unpack…

  • Publishing AutoCAD 2013 files via the Web

    It is very important to read the readme as there are Requirements listed in the readme that need to be installed a ProjectWise Publishing Server.

    For instance, if you want to publish .dwg file types, more specifically files created in the 2013 .dwg format then you will need to install Bentley V8i (SELECTseries 3) - Autodesk® RealDWG™ 2013 service pack 1.1 on the Publishing Server which is not listed in the readme…