Work Area Defaults/Folder Settings dialog box

Use the Work Area Defaults dialog box when you want to associate a folder in your work area with a project or stream in Dimensions CM. This enables you to perform item file operations from Windows Explorer, such as update or deliver without using the desktop client or web client.

Use the Folder Settings dialog box to modify the settings for a folder that has been associated as the root folder for a Dimensions project.

Field Description Rules and guidelines

Folder

The folder in your work area that you want to set as the root folder for the project.

The folder you have selected.

Project Type

Select Stream to associate the folder with a stream.

Select Project to associate the folder with a project

This option does not appear in Folder Settings dialog box.

Associated Dimensions stream

Accept the default or click Browse. In the Select Project/Stream dialog box select one of the options. If you select Another project/stream do one of the following:

  • Start typing the ID of a project or stream. Projects/streams that contain any characters in the string are displayed. For example, to find ’QLARIUS:VS_BRANCHA’ type ’vs’.

  • Select a project or stream from the list. Favorites and recently used projects/streams are displayed at the top.

  • (Streams only) To create a new stream select Create New and complete the Create Stream wizard.

Click OK.

 

>>> Show defaults or <<< Hide defaults

Click this button to show or hide the advanced default fields (see below).

 

Comment for check-in

A comment to be used if an item file is being checked in or uploaded to the repository

 

Request under work

The request(s) to be related to an item if a file if it is being checked in or uploaded to the repository.

 

Part specification

The owning design part to be used for any new items.

Default value <Use default> means that the owning design part will be determined by the upload rules for the item type (unless overridden by the Part specification field for a subfolder to which it belongs).

Library cache area

Enter the name of a library cache area to associate with this work area or use the browse button to select one.

 

Local file exclusions

Enter an expression to specify file types in the work area that you do not want to be delivered to the project/stream.

For examples, see Example expressions of file inclusions and exclusions .

Repository file exclusions

Enter an expression to specify file types in the repository that you do not want to be updated in the work area.

For examples, see Example expressions of file inclusions and exclusions .

Permissions after update

The permission to be given to a file after it has been copied to the work area. Choose between Make read only and Make writable.

 

Permissions after deliver

The permission to be given to a file in the work area after it has been delivered to the repository.

Choose between Make read only and Keep unchanged.

 

Enable synchronize logging

Select Yes if you want a log file to be saved for the process.

 

Log folder

Enter a pathname, or use the Browse button to select it.

Default <Use default> folder is <DM_ROOT>\CM\logs.

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