Allows multiple users to work on the same drawings, simultaneously. Drawings are stored in the cloud using Bricsys 24/7 and checked in and out from each user's local machine. This is Beta functionality and you must request access by submitting a support request following this procedure:
- Log into your Bricsys account.
- Choose New Support Request.
- Open the BricsCAD menu and choose BricsCAD > Version Control.
- In the Subject field enter: Access to VERSIONCONTROL Beta
- Fill in the rest of the fields as needed.
- Choose Send Support Request.
Accessing the Command
command bar: versioncontrol
You are prompted:
Version control [Init/CheckOut/CheckIn/Update/Rename]: (Select an option)
The first time you launch VERSIONCONTROL in a new BricsCAD session and choose one of the options, it prompts you to log into your Bricsys account.
If your account has not been granted access to the beta functionality, it directs you to a web page with instructions to request access.
If your account has access to the beta functionality, your successful login is indicated in the Command window and it prompts you to enter the name of the project on which you want to work.
The Init option enables you to create a new multi-user project. Enter a new project name, keeping in mind project names are case-sensitive. If you enter a name that already exists, it prompts you to enter a different name.
The Checkout option enables you to check out a drawing from your cloud-based projects. You must specify from which project you want to check out a drawing. Enter the project name, keeping in mind project names are case-sensitive. If you enter a project name that doesn’t exist, BricsCAD displays a list of valid project names and prompts you to reenter the project name.
After entering a valid project name, you must specify a version control folder for that project. The version control folder is the location on your local machine where your drawings are stored and synced with the cloud. The default location is drive:\Users\username\Documents\Bricsys247\projectname. However, you can specify any location. If the location doesn’t exist, it’s created and set under version control. If the location already exists it’s set under version control. If the location is already under version control, you are prompted to specify a different location.
The Checkin option enables you to check in drawings from your local, version control folder to the cloud-based project. You can check in all files in the version control folder or you can commit modified and untracked files.
After specifying what to check in, you can enter a relevant Check In message.
The Update option enables you to sync project drawings from your local folder with the cloud.
The Rename option enables you to rename a drawing that’s under version control.