DriveWorks Pro 18: Personal Web Edition [send feedback...]

Personal Web Edition

Personal Web Edition (PWE) is a feature of DriveWorks that provides local access to show you what projects will look like when they are accessed over the Internet.

When Personal Web Edition is started the machines default web browser will be launched with the Web Theme loaded (until the theme is changed).

To Start Personal Web Edition

Start Personal Web Edition from DriveWorks Administrator or DriveWorks User.

Open the group that contains the project to be specified through Personal Web Edition.

Click Stage (n). Specification> Personal Web Edition and:

Stage (n)

The Stage number will change depending on the application and when a project is open.

This becomes:

  • 1 in DriveWorks User
  • 2 in DriveWorks Administrator (no project open)
  • 6 in DriveWorks Administrator (project open)
  1. Click the Start button on the Command Bar to open your default web browser. 
  2. Log into the relevant Group using your group login credentials.
  3. Select the Project from the project list.

The project can now be specified in the same way as it would be in the Specification Explorer.

Changes made to a project while PWE is running will appear when the current specification is cancelled and then restarted.

PWE doesn't need be stopped and restarted to show any changes.

Ensure any changes made are saved in DriveWorks Administrator.

Previous specifications can be found by selecting History in PWE.
Only one session of PWE can be running at a time.

To Select a Theme

DriveWorks has three themes that can be loaded:

  • Web Theme - Use the Web Theme to create a website for your DriveWorks Implementation.

    Choose from a number of customizable skins to tailor your user experience.

    Once the Web Theme is active you can choose a skin to apply.

    See Skins for more information.

  • Integration Theme - Hosts the DriveWorks Live Web API enabling you to embed your DriveWorks implementation in an existing website or application.
    When configuring or setting up the Integration Theme in Personal Web Edition, DriveWorks must be running with elevated privileges (administrator level access).

    From Windows Start menu, right click the DriveWorks application, select More and choose Run As administrator.

  • Application Theme - Gives your DriveWorks Implementation the look and feel of a desktop application in a browser, cannot be customized.

With Personal Web Edition selected in the task list:

Personal Web Edition must be stopped before Theme Configuration can be launched.

  • Click Stop from the Command Bar.

  1. Click the Theme button from the command bar
  2. Select the required Theme from the Theme configuration dialog.
    • Web Theme - See Web Theme for more information.

    • Integration Theme - See Integration Theme for more information.

      When the Integration Theme has been selected some additional steps are required.

      See from Step 5 under the section headed To Select the Integration Theme for more information.

    • Application Theme - See Application Theme for more information.

  3. Click Finish

Customize the Web Theme

The Web Theme has a lot flexibility for customization.

For more information please see Customizing DriveWorks Live.

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