1.3 When You Want to Create an Additional Project

  1. Right-click in the Project view pane, then click New > Identity Manager Project.

  2. In the Identity Manager Project Wizard, name the project.

    Designer stores the project in a local directory. You specified this directory when you installed Designer. Typically, this default directory is $HOME/designer_workspace for Linux and %UserProfile%\designer_workspace for Windows. To specify a different directory, deselect Use Default, then browse to and select the desired directory.

    WARNING:Earlier Designer workspaces are not compatible with this version of Designer. You need to point this version of Designer to a new workspace, and not to a workspace used by a previous version of Designer.

    If you have an earlier project, you can import the project into this version of Designer (File > Import > Project from File System). Be sure Copy project into the workspace is selected. Importing the project runs the Converter Wizard, making the project compatible with Designer architecture and placing it under your designated Designer workspace directory (designer_workspace by default).

  3. Click Finish.

  4. Select whether or not to import packages into the package catalog, then decide whether to allow Designer to always import package updates.

    For more information about packages, see Section 6.0, Managing Packages.

  5. (Conditional) If you selected to import packages, choose the packages you want to import, then click OK twice.

The project is stored in a directory structure with the project name as the initial directory containing files with a .proj and a .project extension. For example, the project is stored in the c:\Users\User Name\designer_workspace\Blanston001 directory on a Windows computer.

The project name appears in the Project view. When you select the System Model icon under the project name, Designer opens the Modeler (an editor) for the new project.

For information on saving a project, see Converting Earlier Projects.