A project is a named local workspace that contains the resources used to build one or more universes. It can contain any number of independent resources, for example data foundations, business layers, and connections. All resources contained within a project can be used interchangeably. For example, a connection can be used by several data foundations within the same project.
A project can be shared so that multiple designers can work on the same resources.
Local Project Creation
The first step in creating resources in the Information Design Tool is to create a local project in the Local Projects View. You cannot create any universe resource until you have a project in which to store the resource.
The resources and folders in a local project are stored as physical files and folders in the local file system. The Local Projects View allows you to navigate local projects and open resources in the information Design Tool.
Populating a Project with Resources
Once you have created a local project, there are several ways you can populate it with resources:
Create resources using the wizards available in the New menu.
Convert a .unv universe that was created with the universe design tool or migrated from an earlier version.
Retrieve a published universe.
You open and edit the resources using the Information Design Tool editors by double-clicking the resource name in the local project.
Operations Allowed on Local Resources
Create a shared project so that you can share resources with other designers.
Check the integrity of data foundations and business layers.
Publish a business layer as a universe to the local file system or a repository.
Publish a connection to a repository.
Show dependent resources.
Save a resource as a report.