This option is used to open a project that has been previously created.
The project can be local (that is, the project is hosted on the same computer you are using) or it can reside in a remote server (a central Bizagi Server).
To open a project, you will need to make sure your user is authorized to do so.
Consider the following authorization settings when opening a project:
1. Your user needs to be explicitly defined as a member of the Bizagi group.
If you are connecting to a project hosted on a remote server, then you will need to make sure that your user also belongs to the Bizagi group at that remote server.
2. If the Bizagi Studio security feature has been configured for this project, make sure that your user is authorized to open the project and work in the relevant processes.
For more information about the Bizagi Studio security feature, refer to How to configure Bizagi Studio security.
Opening the project
To open an existing project, the following steps are carried out:
1. Click Open Existing Project on the Bizagi Studio Welcome window.
2. Select the server where the project is hosted.
The list of projects in the server will display in the second drop-down list. Select the name of the project and click on Finish for it to be registered.
Consider these aspects when using the open existing project option:
1. Same Bizagi version
To open a project hosted on a remote server, make sure the Bizagi Studio version you have installed matches the one currently installed at the remote server.
To open a project hosted on a remote server, make sure that remote server is within your machine's network.
Though, you may open a project hosted on a server with a different domain or a Workgroup configuration.
If the machines involved are not under the same domain configuration, then you need to have at hand authorized administrator credentials to access the remote server.
The communication between the Bizagi Studio and the Bizagi Server hosting the project uses the following ports:
•TCP 5679 for projects in the .NET platform.
•UDP ports: 50051, 50052 and 50053 to automatically discover other eligible Bizagi servers in the network (optional).
3. Disjoin when done
When connecting to a remote project, it is strongly recommended that the administration tasks or that project (i.e, deployment of processes upgrading the project to a newer Bizagi version, etc), is done directly at that remote server.
It is not recommended to perform such tasks (deployments, project upgrades) from user workstations.
In case you no longer want to open the project from your workstation, you may use the Disjoin option to un-register the project instead of deleting it.
For more information about this option, refer to Managing your projects.