ProjectWise Administrator Help

Manually Configuring the List of Applications

You can manually add new applications to the list, modify existing applications, or delete applications.

Note: You can only delete a ProjectWise application from the list if that application is not currently associated with any document.

To Create or Modify an Application

  1. Do one of the following:

    To create an application, right-click the Applications node and select New > Application.


    To modify an application, right-click an existing application under the Applications node and select Properties.

    The Application Properties dialog opens.

  2. In the Name field, enter a unique name for the required application.

    The application name you select does not have to be the application's exact name, but it should be a name that your users can easily recognize.

  3. (Optional) Click Set icon to select the program icon you want to display next to documents when they are associated to this application.

    If you do not set the program icon now, you can modify it later, or your users can modify it later through ProjectWise Explorer. When no icon is set for an application, a generic program icon will display in ProjectWise Explorer next to documents associated to this application.

  4. (Optional) In the File extensions field, type the letters of a file extension to be associated with the application name.

    For each application you can add as many file extensions as required, however once you add a file extension to one application, you cannot add that file extension to any other application in the datasource. For example, you can have an application called 'MicroStation' and another called 'AutoCAD', but you can only assign the extension DWG to one or the other, not both.

  5. Click Add.

    The file extension displays in the extension list window. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to add more file extensions.

  6. (Optional) On the Actions tab, create action associations for actions Open, View, Markup, and Print.
  7. Click OK.

To Copy an Application from Another Datasource

  1. Log in to both datasources.
  2. Select one or more applications from the source datasource, then drag them into the Applications node in the target datasource.

To Delete an Application

  1. Under the Applications datasource node, right-click an application name and select Delete.
  2. When prompted to confirm deletion, click Yes.