No Server Required
With flexible networking architecture, you don't have to have a dedicated server to benefit from a shared master database. Proprietary networking technology makes it easy for 5, 10, or 25 users to share information through a peer-to-peer workgroup, dedicated Windows server, wireless network, remote desktop technology, or virtual private network (VPN).
Multiple Users. Multiple Locations.
Now with ConstructionSuite Commercial Network, it's easy to work in the office or on the site. In addition to having the ability to log in to a master database, each licensed computer comes equipped with its own database, so you can utilize the power of ConstructionSuite on a laptop or tablet PC in the field.
Sharing a database is easy with UDA ConstructionSuite. Follow the simple steps below to get connected and start saving time by having all of your employees work from a central shared database.
Note: For this process to work successfully, you need to have either a peer-to-peer network or dedicated server in your office.
Step 1: Set up the primary computer
Decide which computer you would like to designate as the primary database.
On the ConstructionSuite interface on the primary computer, go to Tools > Configuration > User Configuration.
Click the [add new] link in the list to open the User Information window.
Enter a Username and a Password. Verify the password.
Designate an access level: User or Administrator. An administrator can force check-in a file if it is opened by another user.
Enter a First and Last Name for the user and click OK.
Step 2: Share the primary database
Open ConstructionSuite on the licensed computer you would like to connect to the primary database.
On the login screen, enter the Username and Password for the primary database.
Click the Server > button on the right.
Use the drop-down menu to select the primary computer's name from the list and click OK.
The computer is now logged in to the primary database. The name of the primary computer will appear in the top right of the interface under the Server heading.