Is it possible to create a shortcut in PWE that links to another PWE folder/file?
For Example: Say I have important files in various PW folders and I would like to make a folder called "Important Files" and create links to all those folders.
Yes. Create a new application that opens files with the .lnk (ell-nk) with Explorer. Then drag the folder you want to make a shortcut to onto your desktop. That creates an .lnk file. Drag that .lnk file back into projectwise in your Important Files folder. It's not perfect: if you don't make the files read-only they'll checkout to people. If you make files read-only (or set final status) then users get an annoying popup about the file opening read-only. Click OK to jump to the folder anyway.
Answer Verified By: Tom Felcone
Does this method still work? I've created the application, made the "open" action, and specified the "lnk" file extension but "Explorer" doesn't automatically detect the shortcuts and doesn't show up in the application list within ProjectWise Explorer.
Have you add the application as a resource to your PW Work Area?
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OpenRoads Designer 10.10 | Microstation CE 10.16 | ProjectWise CE 3.4
Thanks Chris. You nailed it.
I opened the work area properties, added "explorer" to the list, restarted PW, and it worked perfectly.