Promis.e Help

New Project

Lets the user associate a project database with a workset.

Accessed when:
  • User selects project and presses the New/Modify Project icon in Project Manager
  • User right-clicks on a project and selects New Project from popup menu in Project Manager
A dialog opens with the following tabs providing options to define the project's descriptive and database information.
  • General Tab
  • Database Tab

General Tab

Project Name Enter the name of the new project in this field.
Save in Enter the path to the location where the project will be stored click the Browse (...) icon to browse to the location.
WorkSpace/WorkSet Lets you define the WorkSpace/WorkSet for the project. A new WorkSpace/WorkSet can also be created.
Use project options from Enter the path the to location where the project options file is defined or Browse (...) to the location.
Connected project If working with a connected project, click the Browse (...) icon to open the Assign Project dialog where you can choose the connected project to associate with the new project.
Options Click to display the Options dialog allowing you to define new settings for the project options. Refer to the Project Options help page for additional information on how these options are defined.
Description Fields

Lets the user enter a description for the project that will appear in title blocks, reports and elsewhere. In the Entry column, enter the various descriptive texts identified in the Name column.

Database Tab

Make settings here to set the connection to the project database.

New Database Displays the Project Database Utility dialog where the user can either create a new project database, or upgrade an existing one.
Server Name User can install an instance of SQL Server 2008 on the local machine. The Server name field displays the default local server name (local)\BENTLEYECAD. The parameter (local) is a special variable that automatically matches the name of your computer so it is not necessary to enter your computer name if you use this parameter.

If you wish to configure the software to look at a different database server then you must enter the appropriate server and instance name. The format should be as follows:


Example: MyServer\BENTLEYECAD

Separate Database Per Project This forces the user to create a separate database per project.
Dyamically switch databases in project manager This option determines how the software behaves in the multiple database strategy. If you have two projects created in two different databases and select Project 1, it will switch the database connection to the database that Project 1 was created in. If you now select Project 2 it will switch the database connection to Project 2's database and allow you to open it.

When this option is disabled, the default database called out in this same setup dialog is the only database you can connect to. Any project that belongs to a different database is marked with a red circle on the project folder indicating it is inaccessible.

Default database name Enter the name of the Promis.e database to which you wish to connect. By default, the software creates a database named Promise .
Note: If you install the software again without deleting the original database, the installation will connect to your existing database provided that the new version of Promis.e does not require a newer version of the database. If the installation does require a newer version of the database, it will create a new database named "promise1" so that it does not overwrite your previous database.
Windows authentication Windows Authentication will use the user's Windows login name to determine what security rights they have to the database.
SQL server authentication The database administrator will have to create a login and password for the user in SQL server. Enter this login and password in the login and password fields.
Note: The Login name and Password fields are only enabled when this option is selected.