ProjectWise StartPoint is an entry-level collaboration tool, based on Microsoft Office SharePoint. ProjectWise StartPoint can be used with MicroStation V8 XM Edition build 126.96.36.199 and higher, as well as with other MicroStation XM derivatives. This is only recommended if the server is running Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
*Note: Any issues relating to downloading, installing, configuring, site-creation, or administering of Windows SharePoint should be directed to Microsoft technical support.
1. The SharePoint administrator must verify that Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSSv3) has been setup and correctly installed.
WSSv3 is an add-on to Windows 2003 Server R2 Operating System and can be installed from your original Windows 2003 Server R2 Operating System or downloaded directly from Microsoft: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
For more information about WSSv3, see Tour a Windows SharePoint Server 3.0 Site
*Note: Although ProjectWise StartPoint 8.9.4 requires WSSv3, ProjectWise StartPoint will also work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS2007). MOSS2007 is a separately licensed and installed Microsoft product which adds additional functionality to WSSv3.
For more information about MOSS2007, see Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Help and How-to.
2. The SharePoint administrator must provide the CAD manager access to create sites on the server.
a. See Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Help and How-to.
b. Click Managing sites and settings.
c. Click Managing Permissions and Security.
3. The CAD manager then creates team sites and document libraries on the server.
4. The CAD manager provides team members access to the team site and document libraries.
1. Download ProjectWise StartPoint Administrator Help.
2. The SharePoint administrator must install the ProjectWise StartPoint Service on the server.
a. Download the latest release from Bentley SELECT Services.
b. Click Downloads and Updates.
c. Click Search Downloads.
d. Log in.
e. Select Bentley ProjectWise as the Product and click Search.
f. From the returned applications, select ProjectWise StartPoint Service and click
g. Select the Download radio button and click Continue.
i. Click the Download link.
j. Click Run to install the product or click Save to save the download locally.
If you choice the Save option, you must still run the executable to install the
1. MicroStation V8 XM Edition, MicroStation PowerDraft XM Edition, Bentley View XM Edition, Bentley Redline 8.9.4, and Bentley Navigator 8.9.4 users do not have to install anything on their computer. To obtain one of these versions:
a. Download these latest releases from Bentley SELECT Services.
e. Select the desired application as the Product and click Search.
f. From the returned applications, select version of the desired product and click
Setting up AutoCAD on a computer
1. AutoCAD users must install and license ProjectWise StartPoint for AutoCAD on their computer, which also requires a ProjectWise Passport.
Licensing ProjectWise StartPoint
There are three modules to ProjectWise StartPoint:
1. ProjectWise StartPoint Service
This server-side module does not require its own license. However, its usage is reported in the Select Server logs.
2. ProjectWise StartPoint Integration w/ MicroStation
This client-side module is included into MicroStation V8 XM Edition products. No additional client side install is needed.
It is licensed via a ProjectWise Passport.
3. ProjectWise StartPoint Integration w/ AutoCAD
This client-side module is a separate install on each client machine.
It is also licensed via a ProjectWise Passport.
MicroStation V8 XM Edition, MicroStation PowerDraft XM Edition, Bentley View XM Edition, Bentley Redline 8.9.4, and Bentley Navigator 8.9.4 require a ProjectWise Passport to use ProjectWise StartPoint. This license is on your company's SELECT Server. If you don't have this license, you can "test-drive" ProjectWise StartPoint for 30 days.
There are three ways to procure a ProjectWise Passport:
**Additional ProjectWise Passports can be ordered through your Account Manager or Sales Representative.
Uploading Design Documents to ProjectWise StartPoint
1. Download ProjectWise StartPoint User Help.
2. Open your browser and go to the team site and document library set up by the CAD manager.
3. Upload design documents to the document library by clicking the Upload Document button.
a. To upload multiple design documents, click Upload Multiple Files.
b. You can upload MicroStation design documents and AutoCAD drawings.
c. Before uploading a design document with reference files, be sure the reference files are attached to the master file using a relative path.
To View a Design Document in a Document Library
To Edit a Design Document
To Create a Design Document
For more information on ProjectWise StartPoint, please refer to the Help and online information atwww.Bentley.com
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