Create projects

Create projects to organize items and control access to them. You can create a project from scratch and add items to it later.

Project types

You can create the following projects:

  • An empty project that initially contains no items.

  • Project based on a baseline.

  • Project based on any version of another project. The new project is a child of the parent project from which it was created.

  • Project based on the items currently under work in your workspace. The new project includes the item revisions from the current Dimensions CM project. It does not include local changes that have not yet been checked in or delivered to Dimensions CM.

    Example: If you updated your workspace with the most recent revision (1.5) of readme.txt and have made some local edits to this file but have not yet delivered those edits to a new revision in Dimensions CM (1.6), the new branch project will include revisions up to 1.5.

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Create a project

You can create a project in Dimensions CM Explorer or Package Explorer.

To create a project:

  1. Do one of the following:

    Dimensions CM Explorer

    • To create an empty project, right-click the top level node and select New > Project.

    • To base the new project on the contents of another project, right-click the project and select New > Project.

    Package Explorer

    To create a project based on the items that are currently under work in your workspace, right-click the stream and select Team > Branch from Workspace.

    In the Project Branch screen of the Create Project wizard, do the following:

    • To create a baseline of the initial state of the new project, select Baseline new project.

    • To start working on the new project when it is created, select Start working on the new project.

    Click Next.

  1. On the General page:

    • Select a product.

    • Enter a name for the new project.

    • Select a workset type.

    • Enter a description of the new project.

  1. Click Next.

  2. Select one of the following options:

    Option Description
    Nothing Select if you want the project to initially contain no items.
    Based on another project

    Select to populate the new project with the item revisions from an existing project or stream. Click Find and use the Select Project wizard to search for one.

    Optionally select a version of this stream or project on which to base the new project.

    Based on baseline Select to populate the new project with the item revisions from a baseline. Click Find and use the Select Baseline wizard to search for one.
  1. Click Next.

  2. Select version management options and Change Management rules, and click Next.

  3. In the Valid Branches field, select one or more branches for your project.

  4. From the Default Branch list, select a branch.

  5. Click Next to review a summary of the new project’s properties.

  6. Click Finish to create the project.

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