In your company environment you can see an overview of all the models for which you have viewing and/or editing rights.
This is the place where you can access, create, delete, clone and publish models (depending on the role that you have). Administrators can also view and restore backups here.
Creating new models
If you want to create a new model, click on the icon, next to the Active Project Models title.
A new window will pop up where you will be able to
(1) Choose the language for the project.
(2) Put in a Project name.
Click on Add to add this new project to your ‘Active Project Models’ list. You will be instantly transported to the Project Homepage of the new project.
Actions for models
Behind the name of each model (version), there is a series of controls visible (for users with edit rights). Each represents a different action. If you hover your cursor over the symbols you will be able to see what you can use them for.
Below, we will explain the main actions for a project.
By clicking on the compare button, you will get a Word report that outlines the differences between this version and the previous version of the model (sometimes also referred to as baselining).
You can find the “diff report” in the download folder of your computer. This report can be quite extensive, but it also very useful in communicating the changes that have been made in between two versions.
In the Word report, deleted data is marked in red, new data in green, and modified data in een yellow.
By clicking on the versioning button, you create a ‘view only’ version of the model, which you can then also publish if you want to.
Typically, you create a dedicated version at the beginning of each project stage (e.g. concept design, detail design etc.). See more about versioning here.
To see the differences between two project versions, use the aforementioned compare button.
Editing a model’s name
To edit an existing model’s name, click on the edit button in the model’s task bar.
A new window will pop up where you will be able to edit or change the model’s current name into a different one.
Projects can be cloned to create new models. This is particularly relevant if you have developed a template or library model (e.g. “Template for schools”) that you want to use as a basis for specific project models (e.g. “School ABC”).
To clone a model, click on the clone symbol in the project’s task bar.
A new window will pop up where you will be able to put in the cloned model’s name.
Click Save to clone the model under its new name. You will be instantly transported to the Project Homepage of the cloned model.
To delete models, click on the bin icon in the model’s task bar.
A new window will pop up asking you for confirmation of the model’s deletion. Click delete to confirm. The model will be removed from the model overview and you will no longer be able to view it.
To archive a model, click on the icon in the project’s task bar.
When you archive a project, it will be moved to the archive section in the model overview. There, the model will no longer be editable. All account rights will be revoked.
Your administrator can easily restore archived models by clicking on the icon in the model’s task bar.