Configuration Settings dialog is primarily used to establish a TCP connection
ProjectWise client computer to one or more
ProjectWise servers in order to obtain datasource
list information and populate the datasource lists in the
ProjectWise applications installed on the client
is delivered with
ProjectWise Explorer and
You can also use the
Configuration Settings dialog to:
- Block the client from
broadcasting UDP requests.
This shortens the time it takes to retrieve the datasource list by not searching for local datasources, and instead only retrieving the datasources of the servers you explicitly connect to here.
- Direct the client to a
server from which they can get server name resolution information.
Depending on the client's socket version and/or the
network configuration, the client may have problems solving IP addresses by
host name. For example, a client may be really slow at solving IP addresses by
host name, or may not be able to solve them at all, or the client may fail to
retrieve a file from the storage area, or file operations may be really slow.
To eliminate these problems, you should configure the
[NameResolution] section of a server's
file, and then point the client to that server.
- Configure auto-login
settings for integrated applications (for
ProjectWise Explorer only)
iDesktop Auto-Login tab is used to control whether or not
ProjectWise Explorer users will be
automatically logged into a particular integrated application, when that
integrated application is opened from the desktop.
ProjectWise clients to use IPv6
Information entered on
tabs of the
dialog gets stored in a different place in the Windows
Registry depending on whether the dialog is opened in user mode or
administrator mode. When you open the dialog in administrator mode, the
information gets added under the key
When you open the dialog in user mode, the information gets added under the key
permits you to enter a hostname
(computer name), an IP address, or a fully-qualified domain name (hostname +
domain name) in the
fields on the
tabs, it is recommended that you use fully-qualified domain
names (FQDN) here. Direct use of IP addresses should only be reserved for cases
when using DNS names is not an option.
When using host names,
make sure the host names are configured for reverse lookup.
is installed on the same computer as your
ProjectWise Design Integration Server
server's datasources will always display in
even if you turn on
However, in the case
ProjectWise Explorer clients only, if you do turn
Prevent UDP on the
Listing tab, the datasources of the server on the same computer as
ProjectWise Explorer will not display in the
datasource list of the
in dialog that opens when you launch integrated
applications from the desktop, or when you open the
ProjectWise Export Wizard or the
ProjectWise Import Wizard. In those cases, you can
still log in to the datasource by entering the
servername:datasourcename in the