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Collaboration

One of the major advantages of a web-based platform are the advanced collaboration and sharing features possible. Especially in the case of simulation, collaboration and the sharing of results and insights is important to realize the value simulation brings to the engineering design process. Currently SimScale offers different options to share projects with other users, within or outside an organisation, and also with the SimScale Support team.

Project Sharing

The Share functionality can be accessed from the project overview page:

share project from public project page
Share a project can be shared from the individual project page (1).

Or directly from inside the workbench:

share dialog inside the SimScale workbench
Or share a project directly from within the workbench (1).

In the share dialog you can either provide a user’s email address or the SimScale username (2) to share the project with a specific user. When sharing a project, the user granted with access permissions will receive an email from SimScale with a link to the project.

Sharing Permissions

While sharing the project you can also control the granted access permissions (3) as follows:

  • Can copy: allows to make a copy of the project
  • Can view: allows only to view the project

Please note that whenever the recipient creates a copy of your project, the copy will be a snapshot of your project at the time of copying and won’t see any changes of the project that have been saved afterwards. The end user can make subsequent copies for any new changes to be reflected in the project.

Share project with support

In case you need help with your project from the SimScale support team, either ask for support via the integrated chat or by opening a support ticket. While being supported via the chat, your SimScale support engineer might ask you to share your project with them, which you can do by ticking the Share with support (4) option in the share dialog or by ticking the same option in the bottom of the chat window (see (1) below).

share project via in-workbench chat
Share project with support from the chat.

When creating a support ticket via the bug report tool, the project will automatically be shared with the SimScale support team. TheĀ Share project with support option allows the SimScale support team to copy your project. Any copy of your project created by the SimScale support will always be kept private.

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