Whilst worldwide most activities are throttled down, we at Berkeley Bridge aren’t exactly loafing about. Our team is actively working on improving our services to give you the best experience possible we are able to provide.
We are aware that the current situation certainly puts the capabilities of cooperation and communication to the ultimate test. In an attempt to slightly improve the quality of these capabilities we have implemented a new feature in release 4.9 which allows comments to be left in the Berkeley Publisher. This way you’ll always be able to leave notes for yourself or your fellow colleagues working on the same model. We’ve also tweaked the systems to prevent multiple people from working on the same model at the same time. A second person trying to modify a model that’s currently in use will be prompted the model is currently in use. It is possible to open the model, but it will default to read-only until the reserved editing position has been cleared.
Above all release 4.9 brings loads of new features for you to take advantage of. These features will grant you new ways to personalize your products even further and to improve the efficiency of managing your servers and assets. Read further and find out about some of the highlights release 4.9 brings.
Release 4.9 provides the possibility of assigning metadata to your elements. Using the right presentation layer you’ll be able to customize the relative position of your input fields. It is also possible to rename your buttons using metadata. This opens up the possibility to change the ‘next’ button into a ‘final step’ or ‘finish chapter’ button to personalize your presentation even further.
Those of you who prefer to generate documents in Word formats will be met with a couple of new features. Any documents that used to be generated using Berkeley Publisher were previously defaulted to our default style. If you were to change the style you’d have to do so manually.
In release 4.9 this default remains, but if you so prefer you’ll be able to adjust the default style to one of your liking. To do so, enter your portal and upload a Word document containing the style of your choice. From that moment on any generated documents will automatically adapt the inserted style of the base document.
Furthermore we’ve added the option to insert soft-enters instead of a hard-enter, you’ll be able to find the function in the symbols menu on the bottom. And as requested by quite a few users we’ve expanded the deleting feature to also delete columns, as opposed to only rows when adjusting a generated grid.
Especially navigating some of the more complex models used to be a hassle at times. However, the end-users of your models are in for a treat. Starting from release 4.9 chapters and jumplists are now fully integrated to make navigating the model a seamless experience. This will help you keep your models well-arranged and accessible, just how we like it.
Saving the best for last, a huge upgrade we implemented: the ‘Server Publish’ option. Using Server Publish you’ll be able to manage and update multiple servers with ease. You’ll have access to an overview of every server with its contained libraries and models, including versions, which you can then synchronize through a simple mouse click.
Another added feature is to export all known information about your libraries and models contained in a server to a generated .csv file. This way you’ll be able to have access to information about the version numbers, last updated, locations and which assets are currently being used.
To help you quickly become familiar with Berkeley Publisher version 4.9 and to show you the new possibilities, we would like to organize an online session for you. During this online session, we will show you how this new version supports you even better in sharing your knowledge. Interested in an online session? Then please contact us via this link..