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Project Designer

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Project Designer

The DriveWorks Administrator Project Designer provides an intuitive interface for administering your projects.

The interface consists of five main areas:

  • Title Bar
  • Command Bar
  • Task Explorer
  • Work Area
  • Notification Area

Title Bar

The Title Bar gives the name of the application (left) with the following icons:

On the right hand side are the following standard Windows icons:

  • Launch the in-product version of the Help File.
  • Minimize the application to the Windows taskbar.
  • Maximize the application to fill the extent of the screen it's being viewed on.
  • Close the application.

Command Bar

The Command Bar runs along the top of the Work Area and dynamically changes to suit the selected task.

Buttons available on the Command Bar include:

  • Cut, Copy, Paste, Undo and Redo - these are disabled until a task is available in which they can be used.
  • Search Rules - available when a Project is open.
  • Create, Open and Close Group buttons.
  • Create, Open and Close Project buttons - these are disabled until a Group is open.
  • Refresh - will refresh the application if information has been updated and not displayed in the Work Area.
  • Switch View, toggles between:
    • List View - displays recently opened Groups and Projects in a flat list.
    • Tree View - displays recently opened Groups with an expand button to clearly see the projects that have been opened.
      Project Images

      To display an image for each Project please see How To: Display Project Images.

      If no image is available the default Project icon will be used.

Search Rules

Search Rules will display every rule applied to the Project.

The Rules list can be be filtered by using the Filter at the top of the list.

Please see the topic How To Use Filters for more advanced filtering information.

Rules can be edited from the Search Rules dialog by selecting the required rule and clicking the Build Rule button.

This will launch the Rule Builder where all the usual features are available for editing the rule.

Task Explorer

The Task Explorer is used to select a task to perform. The Task Explorer changes to reflect the Group and Project status.

Without a Group open, only the information tasks will be displayed (DriveWorks Today and DriveWorks Help).

Once a Group is open Group Setup tasks and Specification tasks are available for selection.

Click the following Group enabled tasks for more information:

Once a Project is open all Project Setup tasks become available.

Please select the appropriate topic from the table of contents in this Help File for more information.

Work Area

The main Work Area window adapts to the current selected task.

Please select the appropriate topic from the table of contents in this Help File for more information.

Notification Area

The Notification Area runs along the bottom of the Project Designer.

On the right hand side is the following information:

  • Version: The version number of the application currently in use.
  • Group: The name of the currently open Group. (None) is displayed if no Group is open.
    Shared groups

    When connected to a Shared Group the name of the Server will also be displayed.

  • User: The name of the user logged into the Group.
  • Project: The name of the currently open Project. (None) is displayed if no Project is open.

The left hand side displays the Task Summary.

When on the DriveWorks Today or DriveWorks Help tasks only Ready is displayed.

Any other task selected from the Task Explorer will display a summary of that task.

  • Security Settings - Shows the total quantity of Teams and Users that have been applied.
  • Group Tables - Shows the total quantity of Group Tables that have been applied.
  • Form Navigation - Shows the total quantity of Forms and Decisions that have been applied.
  • Form Design - Shows the total quantity of Form Controls that have been applied to the selected form.
  • Form Messages - Shows the total quantity of Form Messages that have been applied.
  • Define Constants - Shows the total quantity of Constants that have been applied.
  • Define Variables - Shows the quantity of Variables that are displayed and the total quantity that have been applied.
  • Define Tables - Shows the total quantity of Tables that have been applied.
  • Documents - Shows the total quantity of Documents that have been applied.
  • Model Rules - Shows the quantity of Model Rules that are displayed and the total quantity that have been applied.
  • Specification Properties - Shows the total quantity of Properties that have been applied.
  • Specification Macros - Shows the total quantity of Macros that have been applied.
  • Specification Flow - Shows the total quantity of States that have been applied. Additionally the quantity of Running, Paused and Automatic States are shown.
  • Specification Explorer - Shows the total quantity of Specifications that have been created for the current logged in user.
  • Personal Web Edition - Shows the quantity of log entries and how many have errors.