Organizing your SimScale content is critical to allowing you to quickly and easily find the correct project while ensuring that only the correct people can access it. There are two core features of content organization at SimScale: Spaces and Folders.
These features allow you to organize your own content as well as allow multi-user accounts to efficiently manage groups of users and the content they access.
Spaces are the highest-level organizational features that have a name, members, and content. They are used to segregate content within organizations and ensure that only members of the space can access the content contained within.
Spaces do not own any content, they only provide permission to its members to access the content.
Every space belongs to one and only one organization and has members from the users of that organization. It is not possible to have users from different organizations in the same space.
Every user has a personal space that they can create content in. The only member of your personal space is you; only you can create content within your personal space.
Your Personal Space is available under the My Projects section of your dashboard:
Customers with Teams or Enterprise licenses have access to Teams Spaces. A Team Space is a space that can be seen by multiple users; its members are controlled by a company administrator.
Team Spaces can be used to allow only certain users to access certain content. For example, you might have a Team Space for each customer project (Customer A – HX1B, Customer B – RM101) or for each group at your company (Product, Simulation). Any content created within or moved to a Team Space can only be accessed by members of the space and any users it has been directly shared with.
Team Spaces are created and managed by your organization with assistance from SimScale support. Your organization will have to contact SimScale support if you would like to:
A folder is a location to store your content, including projects and other folders. Folders at SimScale are similar to those in other applications and are managed in your dashboard, as discussed in the Dashboard section within this document. Every folder has an editable name.
Members of a space get owner permissions for all projects contained in the space. This means that they are allowed to create, view, copy, rename, move, and delete any project. Spaces always grant all those permissions to their members—in other words, the level of permissions granted is not configurable.
Spaces and Folders do not change how sharing works at SimScale. Individual projects can be shared with other users outside the space or your organization or made public. In this case, users will not gain access to see the folder or the space where the project is located.
The Dashboard is one of the main environments in the SimScale platform. Users can create new projects, verify their core hour balance, and access projects that have been shared with them from their dashboard.
Find below an overview of the functions available:
To create a new simulation project, click the ‘New Project’ button on the Dashboard. The following dialog box appears:
Once the project is created, you’ll automatically be redirected to the SimScale simulation platform i.e. the Workbench.
The dashboard contains functionalities that allow you to create, open, move, share, edit, and delete projects. By right-clicking on a project of interest, all options are shown:
Once a project is selected, all editing options are also available from the right-hand side panel:
Furthermore, you can also open projects with a double left-click, or by selecting the project and clicking on the top-right icon:
To create a folder, navigate to a space that you have access to and select the icon in the upper right corner as shown. You will be prompted to provide a name for the folder.
Folders can be opened, moved, edited, and deleted. To access these options, you can right-click on the folder, or use the right-hand side panel after the folder is selected:
When a folder is deleted, all contained folders and projects within it will be deleted.
Last updated: October 25th, 2022
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