When Substation CONNECT is launched, below dialog appears which prompts to connect to ProjectWise Datasource. It can take a while before the software search for available datasources. This increases the time required to open the software and start working with it. Also, some users may not be integrated in a ProjectWise environment and may be working locally. For them this dialog is redundant.
Steps given below would allow users to disable this dialog to appear while start up.
Change ProjectWise Installation:
1. Go to Control Panel > Program and Features and select ProjectWise Explorer2. Right click and select Change from the context menu3. Click Next on the subsequent dialog and get to the below dialog.4. Expand ProjectWise Explorer and Tools and then uncheck iDesktop Integration5. Then click Modify to apply the changes madeNote: This change will be applicable to all applications that use ProjectWise Integration on the machineWithout Changing ProjectWise Installation:If you do not want to change the ProjectWise installation and still want to disable desktop integration with ProjectWise then:1. Go to C:\Program Files\Bentley\Bentley Substation CONNECT Edition\Substation\config\appl2. Open pw.cfg file in Notepad3. Remove the '#' sign before the highlighted variable and save it