Search multiple help files at once with the ProjectWise CHM help wrapper

Depending on which ProjectWise applications you have installed, you may also have several help files, and it may not always be obvious to you which help file to look in for information.  To make things a little easier, there is a file called the "ProjectWise.chm", a help wrapper that provides a single point of entry to all the ProjectWise help files that may be installed on a given computer.

Here's how to use it:

  1. First download the ProjectWise_help_wrapper.zip file, and extract the contents to a local folder.
  2. Once downloaded, copy the extracted ProjectWise.chm file to your C:\Program Files (x86)\Bentley\ProjectWise\help
    folder, or to any folder where you have ProjectWise help files (CHM's) stored.
  3. Double-click the ProjectWise.chm file to open it.

Whichever folder you open the ProjectWise.chm file from, it searches the root of that folder for the following help files, and displays the ones it finds in its table of contents, in this order:

PWAdministrator.chm 
PWExplorer.chm
ProjectWise_Geospatial_Administrator_en.chm
ProjectWise_Geospatial_Explorer_en.chm
ProjectWiseWebServer.chm
ProjectWise_Publishing_Server.chm
PWAutomationServices.chm
PWDistributionSystem.chm
OFAdministrator.chm
PWDependencyService.chm
PWDependencyServiceAdmin.chm
PWClassEditor.chm
PWRevit.chm

The ProjectWise.chm file does not care what version a particular help file is, so long as the name of the help file matches one of the names listed above.  By default not all of the help files are located in the same directory.  You may have to copy some into the directory where you save the help wrapper to.  For example, the ProjectWiseWebServer.chm is located under C:\Program Files\Bentley\ProjectWise\Web\Documentation.  You will need to copy that to C:\Program Files\Bentley\ProjectWise\help for the ProjectWise help wrapper to include it the displayed help files.

You can download the CHM help wrapper from http://communities.bentley.com/products/projectwise/content_management/m/mediagallery/177389/download.aspx

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