The DriveWorks Project Conversion Tool facilitates the conversion of an existing DriveWorks Excel-based project to a native DriveWorks project.
Native DriveWorks projects are much less resource intensive without impacting functionality, load times and the specification experience IS much faster. They also offer much more flexibility, more functions and many more dynamic form control properties.
If your project is required to be run in a web browser, through DriveWorks Live, Excel based projects should be converted where possible.
If your existing Excel based project has only ever been implemented and maintained through DriveWorks Administrator, then conversion should be successful.
If you have manually added any of the following, further manual conversion may be required.
Before attempting conversion open the Excel based project in the latest version of DriveWorks Administrator and ensure a specification can be successfully run.
Launch the DriveWorks Project Conversion tool.
The program can be found from the Windows Start button> All Programs> DriveWorks> Tools
Check the box next to "I confirm that I have read this information..."
Select the group the Excel based project belongs to. This can be done by:
Enter the logon credentials used to administer the group
Select the Excel based project from the project list. This will be listed with the name of your project and it's current location.
Browse to a location to store the converted project. This location must be empty.
Enter a Name for the converted project. By default the name of the folder selected above will be populated in the Name field. This can be changed to be a new name for the project.
The Project conversion Wizard runs some initial checks prior to attempting the conversion. These include:
Conversion of the Excel project now takes place.
Once complete a message box appears indicating success or failure.
If any errors have occured the report can be viewed which will detail what was encountered that caused any failure. Click Yes on the message box to open the report viewer and double click the reference to the report, in the viewer, to view the report.
If conversion was successful click No in the message box to close and click Finish to exit the Project Conversion tool