SI 5 provides maximum flexibility in file naming. As a result this puts the responsibility on the user to adhere to good file management practices.
1) There can only be one .dtl file for a Project. It is THE Project file or “Current” revision and it is what opens when you launch the SI 5 Text interface. In every Project folder there can be only ONE .dtl file.
All Project files must be stored in a subfolder within the default Projects folder. They can be stored in any number of subfolders but they cannot be stored in the root of the default Projects folder. Expressed another way: C:\Documents and Settings\*username\My Documents\D-Tools SI5 Projects\Howard Stern\Manhattan Flat\Kitchen Upgrade\HS100 Kitchen Upgrade.dtl is fine, while C:\Documents and Settings\*username\My Documents\D-Tools SI5 Projects\HS100 Kitchen Upgrade.dtl is not acceptable.
VISTA: C:\Users\*username\Documents\D-Tools SI 5 Projects\Client Name\Project Name
2) Two different users cannot have the same project open at the same time for edit. For example, you may have the following files created for a Project:SE024 Beach House.dtl, SE024 Beach House Line.vsd, SE024 Beach House First Level Plan.dwg. You cannot have one user working on SE024 Beach House Line.vsd and one user working on SE024 Beach House First Level Plan.dwg at the same time.
3) On any given machine, you can have as many Projects open at the same time in the SI Text interface. Each Project will open in its own instance of the SI Text Interface.
4) On any given machine, you can have as many Visio Project files open at the same time as you wish. The limitation is that only one Visio Project file per Project may be open at the same time. The individual Visio Project files will open in sub-windows within one instance of Visio. For example, you can have the following files open at the same time SE024 Beach House Line.vsd, HS100 Kitchen Upgrade.vsd open at the same time but can not open SE024 Beach House Elevation.vsd while SE024 Beach House Line.vsd is open.
5) On any given machine, you can have as many AutoCAD Project files open at any given time as long as the files are for the same Project. Each AutoCAD file opens in its own instance of AutoCAD. For example: you could have SE024 Beach House First Level Plan.dwg, and SE024 Beach House Second Level.dwg open at the same time but you can not open HS100 Kitchen Upgrade Lighting Schematic.dwg until you close all of the other Project files open in AutoCAD.