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A session file is a standard workspace file used to save settings from one work session to the next, such as settings for windows, default colors, Sketch 2D, and units of measure. Use the following best practices when working with session files. For more information, see Managing Sessions in the Common User's Guide.

Save Session Files

  • After restoring new databases from a backup, open the model, make necessary setting changes, and save new session files.

  • Save a session file after making significant changes, such as splitting blocks and detailing structure. This minimizes the refresh time the next time you open the model from the session file.

  • You cannot save a session file if you run out of memory or the session quits abnormally. Re-open the session file and refresh the workspace to restore. If new objects are not defined in a filter, browse the database and add the objects to the filter.

Global Workshare

  • When working in a global workshare environment, refresh the workspace after opening a session file.

Share session files

When sharing a session file, define the session file with catalog or model filters. You must have appropriate permissions to create or modify catalog filters and model filters. For more information, see Permission Group Tab (Filter Properties Dialog Box) and Permissions Overview in the Common User's Guide.

  • Catalog filters are used like reference data in the catalog. A catalog filter applies to company-wide operations. For example, your administrator can define filters such as Company_Filter_1, Company_Filter_2.

  • Model filters are available to everyone assigned to a specific database model.

  • Delivered catalog filters query different types of model objects.

  • You must have appropriate privileges to create, edit, or delete model and catalog filters.

Do not create model filters at a satellite site.

For more information, see Define Workspace in the Common User's Guide.