Has anyone found a way to have a workspace on a network, but have the delivered workspace still located at its default location? Generally, we want users to access our workspace for its settings, but if they need to do a self paced training, we would also want to allow them to use the training and example workspaces. We would rather not put a full copy of them on the server, but only have files needed for our workspace located there.
I have a very good grasp of pre-ORD workspaces, but this is pretty much starting over from scratch.
In the past, I have managed to have PCF files that change folders of UCF files and UCF files that change folder of PCF files. I'm hoping I can select a Workspace and the list of worksets will change, and that some of these will be on the users C: Drive and others will be on the network.
Any ideas or tips will be greatly appreciated.
Hi Chuck - Please take a look at the Wiki page at https://communities.bentley.com/products/road___site_design/w/road_and_site_design__wiki/36648/how-to-create-a-customized-network-workspace-environment. The first paragraph in the Answer has a link to a document with instructions and details that should help you out.
That's correct. When our users try to use any learn server class data, we need them to still be able to easily get to the delivered workspace.
Keep in mind, we are generally working with Managed Workspaces but have many legacy projects still using unmanaged workspaces so users are sometimes dealing with the MicroStation Manager and other times dealing with a captive workspace and sometimes what to them seems to be a hybrid. And once we roll out ORD, we plan on being 100% managed Workspace for those projects. But for now, we are testing and fixing deficiencies in the ORD workspace, as well as learning how it works, compared to how V8i worked. I'd rather have a functional network workspace, configured how we need it to work as a template for what we bring into ProjectWise.
We are awaiting an upgrade to our PW server (currently s V81 SS# version) that is coming in a month or two, so even if we wanted to, we cannot use a managed workspace with ORD. In V8i, we use "Discipline" CFG Blocks (now Roles, I believe) and we use Projects to define "relative" paths to project files and locations, so some operations outside of PW has to be dealt with differently.
For now, we have not even decided if Workspace for us will be similar to projects and workset used like discipline/roll.
Charles (Chuck) Rheault CADD Manager
MDOT State Highway Administration
Hi Chuck - first of all, thanks for all the posting and information sharing you do. It has been more helpful than you can imagine over the years!
We are a little behind you and just starting to set up ORD now. I would be very curious if you got this working and if so, could you share some of the nuts and bolts? We are a very small shop and only have one IT guy and four ORD users including myself. As the Senior Project Engineer in our Transportation group I am trying to gather information, to help him to better help my team. Ideally, we would put the Georgia DOT Workspace configuration on network drive E: and have the individual Projects (Worksets?) stored out there too, while keeping local C: drive copies of some things for individual training, etc. like you described in the post above.
God bless and thanks in advance,