You may not be able to immediately connect to the Dimensions CM database due to lack of network access. In these situations, you can edit your files in your local workspace in Eclipse by changing them to local mode and then checking in the files when you have access to the Dimensions CM repository.
Another method of placing files into local mode is to select the Work Offline option when you are prompted to connect to the Dimensions CM server.
This enables the Work offline option for your editing session. Working offline automatically changes files to local mode when you attempt to edit them.
The work offline session ends when either of the following occurs:
You explicitly connect to an offline connection. This allows you to check in your changes without exiting the IDE.
You exit your Eclipse workbench. The next time you start your Eclipse workbench, you can log in to Dimensions CM and check in your changes.