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 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. Employ UDA ProjectSync, included with all Network editions, to take advantage of bi-directional synchronization between your computer and the master database before you leave the office, and keep critical project information at your fingertips throughout the day. When you return, synchronize once again to update project changes in the master database. It's that easy with UDA ProjectSync.
Power in the Palm of Your Hand
Mobile Integration is back - bigger and better than before in the new UDA ConstructionSuite. Like in previous versions, you can still create read-only versions of your estimates, schedules, contracts, specifications, and other documents to view on your PDA or pocket PC. But with the breakthrough technology of ConstructionNet CRM, you can now synchronize the UDA Integrated Calendar with Microsoft Outlook, so you and your team can view project schedules in the field and manage Activities in Outlook before synchronizing back to the central UDA ConstructionSuite Integrated Calendar.
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.