OpenUtilities Substation Help

Work Page

Used to view and manage WorkSpaces and WorkSets, as well as browse and open files. You can also use the Work page to sign in from the CONNECTION Client and assign a project to a WorkSet. When you start OpenUtilities Substation without designating a DGN file to be opened automatically, the first window that you see is the Work page. The Work page is also displayed when you close a file (File > Close).

SettingDescription
Recent WorkSets Lists the recently opened WorkSets. You can pin a WorkSet by clicking the pin icon on the right or by selecting Pin to list on the right-click menu of WorkSet. Pinned WorkSets display at the top, separated from the unpinned WorkSets.
No WorkSet Allows you to browse, open and create files that do not belong to any WorkSet. In No WorkSet mode, all paths are redirected via _USTN_WORKSETROOT to My Documents.
WorkSpace Clicking the button opens a drop-down menu listing the available WorkSpaces.

The Custom Configuration section and the WorkSpaces in it are displayed only if you have selected the Custom Configuration while installing the product.

The active WorkSpace is prefixed with an asterisk mark (*).

Clicking the Create WorkSpace button at the bottom of the drop-down opens the Create WorkSpace dialog from which you can create a new workspace.

Selecting Configuration Migration opens the Configuration Migration wizard, which can be used to migrate legacy WorkSpace to CONNECT Edition Configuration.

WorkSet (Available only when a WorkSpace is selected) Clicking the button opens a drop-down menu listing the available WorkSets.

Clicking the Create WorkSet button at the bottom of the drop-down opens the Create WorkSet dialog from which you can create a new WorkSet.

Recent Files Lists up to the last ten DGN files that were most recently opened in the selected WorkSet. You can pin a file by clicking the pin icon on the right or by selecting Pin to list on the right-click menu of a file. Pinned files display at the top, separated from the unpinned files.
Browse Opens the File Open dialog from where you can open a file.
New File Opens the New dialog from which you can create a new file.
Sign in (Available only when the CONNECTION Client is started) Opens the Sign In window from which you can sign in to Bentley Cloud Services. Once signed in, clicking the glyph displays your sign in credentials and a link to the Personal Portal.
Show Details Lists the recent files with details such as file path, modified date, and size.
Show Thumbnails Displays a thumbnail preview of the recent files.
Properties Displays properties of the selected WorkSet. Clicking the Project Portal link in the Properties list opens the Project Portal in your default browser.

Clicking the Properties button and selecting Advanced Properties opens the Edit WorkSet dialog.

Show All Properties Expands the Properties section to display all the properties of the selected WorkSet.
Share This button is displayed when you are signed into CONNECTION Client and you expand the properties by clicking Show All Properties. Clicking this button uploads the project standards to the Project Portal.
Pop-up menu for WorkSets Following options are displayed when you right-click on a WorkSet in the Recent WorkSets list:
  • Pin to list / Unpin from list - Pins / Unpins the WorkSet.
  • Remove from list - Removes the WorkSet from the Recent WorkSets list.
  • Open Folder in File Explorer - Opens the location of the WorkSet in Windows Explorer.
  • Edit WorkSet - Opens the Edit WorkSet dialog from which you can make changes to the WorkSet.
Pop-up menu for files in Recent Files list Following options are displayed when you right-click on a file in the Recent Files list:
  • Open - Opens the file.
  • Open as Read Only - Opens the file in read-only mode.
  • Pin to list / Unpin from list - Pins / Unpins the file.
  • Remove from list- Removed the file from the Recent Files list.
  • Open Folder in File Explorer - Opens the location of the file in Windows Explorer.
  • Preview - Opens the preview window, which displays a preview of the selected file. In the preview window, you can preview different models in the file, navigate to the previous and next files in the recent files list and also open the file.
  • Options - (Not available for DGN files) Opens an options dialog related to the file type. For example, if you right-click on a DWG file and select Options, the DWG Open Options dialog opens.