Create many files from one seed file in Projectwise
A user wanted to create a serious of files using the same seed file in Projectwise. Each file would be sequential i.e. file1.dgn, file2.dgn and so on.You can create many files from one seed using the PW Export\Import tool
First, create a folder in PW Explorer where the files we be placed, then add your seed file to the folderNext (using the tool) create an excel template with the information you want to export\import (by default the file name, document name, and description are part of the spread sheet but through the wizard you can add attribute data as well)Next, (using the tool) export the seed file using the template. This will create another excel fileOpen the new excel file and edit the data so that the name, descriptions and document file names are to your desire, but point the “FileName” column to the same seed file.
Example of what the excel file would look like
Finally (using the tool) import using the edited excel file. The tool will import the one seed file for each row in your excel sheet but it will rename the file, and update the data according to what was entered in the excel sheet.
HINT: always use the tool to create the excel template and excel import file as it adds extra bits that the tool uses to identfy information in the datasource.
This tool is an add on to ProjectWise explorer and requires a licenseYou can read about this tool herehttp://docs.bentley.com/product.php?prod=82&
And you can download the tool through the select downloadshttp://selectservices.bentley.com/en-US/