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Improve Computer Speed

A computer's efficiency can be wasted by several continuous queries for network resources. Things like printers, mapped drives and quick access pins to network locations can really slow your computer down.

How to Reduce Your Computer's Network Overhead for Working Remotely provides instructions to attain a faster experience.

Export ProjectWise DGN Data

If your remote connection to the ODOT domain is lower speed or if your bandwidth is impacted by things beyond your control, it is a good practice to export data from ProjecWise and edit it locally.

Export ProjectWise DGN Data When Working Remotely for Better Performance


Q1. What is a good way to work with ProjectWise DGNs that have references when I have a really slow connection?

A1. Follow the instructions exactly in Use "Export - locks file" With ProjectWise Data for Working Remotely to export the DGN data. If you have made new reference attachments in the exported DGNs, make sure that after you import the files you run Set>Scan References and Link Sets according to steps #2 and #3 in Importing MicroStation DGNs with References into ProjectWise to make ProjectWise aware of the reference and attach the document GUID.

Q2. I export DGNs to work on them and I need to get my changes back into ProjectWise tonight, but want to continue to edit the file tomorrow; how do I best do that?

A2. Right-click on the locked document name in the ProjectWise Explorer and choose "Update Server Copy"; this will push your changes up and retain the lock.

Q3. After editing some exported plan sheet DGNs, I need to add some sheets to a project PSET and create PDFs; how do I best do that?

A3. Changes to PSET files are best made using the documents in ProjectWise.  You should push the changes to the DGNs up into ProjectWise using "Update Server Copy" and contact an Engineering Applications Support Analyst for help with the PSET.

Need Help?

Contact an EAST member if you have questions about working remotely.