You can open a document directly into your desktop application from either ProjectWise Web or ProjectWise Drive. You can also open a document directly from the desktop application.
Opening a document automatically downloads the latest copy of the document from ProjectWise as needed (if there is no local copy of the document, or if the current local copy is not up to date) and then opens the local copy in the appropriate application.
Open a Document from ProjectWise Web
When your work area connection is synchronized with ProjectWise Drive, a few extra commands are added to the menu in ProjectWise Web:
The Open in desktop app option checks out and downloads the selected document to ProjectWise Drive and then opens it for editing in the appropriate desktop application based on Windows file association. If the selected document is already checked out to ProjectWise Drive (whether you checked it out from ProjectWise Drive or ProjectWise Web), then selecting Open in desktop app will just open the already downloaded document for editing in the appropriate desktop application.
The Open read-only in desktop app option downloads the selected document to ProjectWise Drive (without checking it out) and then opens it as read-only in the appropriate desktop application.
The Go to ProjectWise Drive option opens your local File Explorer window and takes you directly to the document in its folder in ProjectWise Drive.
Open a document from File Explorer
You can open a document from the ProjectWise Drive node in File Explorer as usual (for example, Open, Open with, or double-click). If the document is already checked out when you open it then it will be editable. If the document is not checked out when you open it then it will be read-only.
Open a document directly from your desktop application
You can also use the File > Open feature of your desktop application to open the document from ProjectWise Drive.