ProjectWise Administrator Help

Setting Up When MicroStation Documents Get Updated

You can set up Attribute Exchange Rules for MicroStation so that whenever users open, check out, copy out, or export a MicroStation document containing tags that are linked to ProjectWise properties, those tags will be automatically updated to display the current property values in the ProjectWise database. When MicroStation documents are configured to be automatically updated upon opening, then any linked tags in the active model of the master document, as well as linked tags in the active model of any references, will be updated.

  1. Right-click MicroStation Title Blocks and select Properties.

    The MicroStation Title Blocks Properties dialog opens.

  2. Turn on one or more of the following conditions, to update the attributes when:
    • Document is Opened
    • Document is Checked Out
    • Document is Copied Out
    • Document is Exported
  3. Click OK.

If none of the update conditions are turned on for MicroStation attribute exchange in ProjectWise Administrator, then when the user opens a MicroStation document, they will notice that none of the linked tags in the active model of the master document have been updated, and neither have the linked tags in the active model of any references. However, as long as the user is working in an integrated session of MicroStation (this would exclude working with exported documents), they can manually update their tags from inside MicroStation.

Note: If you plan on using the Attribute Bulk Update tool to update your attributes, then only turn on the option, Document is Opened.