ProjectWise managed workspace downloading too many files

Hi All,

Here is the problem when opening a simple 3D model file:

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  • Opening with MicroStation V8i using a managed workspace. The application used has no impact on the result. It does the same thing with OpenPlant Modeler.
  • Folder has 84 documents and many of them have a lot of versions.

What happens

  • All files from the folder, including all versions of all the files, are downloaded. Even if they have nothing to do with the model being opened.
  • The total number of files downloaded is about 2900 files.
  • It takes a very long time to open the model.

Has anyone seen something like this? Would you have some suggestions how to debug this?

Questions:

  • Why does it download all the files from the folder?
  • Why does it download all the revisions of all the files?

Using

  • ProjectWise Explorer 08.11.11.590
  • ProjectWise Integration Server 08.11.11.605

Regards

Alain

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  • Once the files are cached, it shouldn't take as long the second time open. Unless of course you click the Free button from the first check in dialog that appears. This button is different than all other methods of checking files in, as it not only frees the active file, but also all of the other references copied out. Why this behavior? IDK, we have been trying to get Bentley to address this and make it consistent with other methods for more than a decade with no success.

     We call this "the Dastardly Free" button.

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  • Once the files are cached, it shouldn't take as long the second time open. Unless of course you click the Free button from the first check in dialog that appears. This button is different than all other methods of checking files in, as it not only frees the active file, but also all of the other references copied out. Why this behavior? IDK, we have been trying to get Bentley to address this and make it consistent with other methods for more than a decade with no success.

     We call this "the Dastardly Free" button.

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