Open this palette either from the Teamwork menu, or from Windows > Palettes.
If you are not joined in to a Teamwork project, the controls of this palette are gray.
In Teamwork, availability of the controls of this palette also varies depending on whether you are Online or Offline; and whether you have the rights of a Server or Project Administrator.
The top of the palette shows the User name and the user’s online/offline status.
If there is a problem with the server connection, click Network Diagnostic to open a dialog box with details and help in solving the problem.
The Show New Message Alert option is enabled by default. This means that a temporary on-screen alert appears each time you receive a new Teamwork message.
See also Messaging (Teamwork).
The Teamwork palette has three panels: Workspace; Users; and Messages.
Click the pop-up to access separate Send and Receive commands.
Note: No conflicts can arise between edits in your local copy and edits to the server’s project data, because you must reserve elements/data in order to modify them, and you cannot reserve elements/data until they are first synchronized with the server’s project data.
Reserve: This button takes several forms depending on whether you have selected an element, and its reservation status.
•If nothing is selected: The button says “Reserve…” and will take you to the Reserve Elements dialog box.
•If you have selected elements that are, at least in part, free for reservation: The button says Reserve. After you issue this command, the available selected elements will be reserved for you. If any selected element could not be reserved, you are informed of the results.
•If you have selected elements which are all unavailable, the command changes to Request. Clicking this starts the Ownership Request process.
Release/Release All: If you have selected items reserved by you, the Release button will release them. Release All is available when nothing is selected; this command will release all of your reservations.
Two additional commands are available from the Teamwork Palette’s Release pop-up:
Colored Workspaces: Use this drop-down to choose a method for distinguishing project elements by color depending on who owns them.
For details, see Colored Workspaces.
Select any item in the list and click Show (to zoom to elements) or Open (to open the relevant dialog box).
Click Release to release the selected item.
This panel lists the users who are currently joined in to the project. If the user is currently offline, the “person” icon to the left of the name is grayed. The color accompanying each user name can be used to identify his/her elements on your screen.
See “Show Reservations by Users” at Colored Workspaces.
The icon buttons on the Users panel, from left:
For information, see Force Leave.
For information, see Create a New Message (Teamwork).
Set User Color
For information, see Redefine User Colors Locally.
This panel has three tabs. Click the three icons at the top to view the tab you need:
•The To Do list shows you items which await action from you.
•The Pending Requests list stores request messages sent by you, which are still pending.
•The Completed list is a repository of messaging actions that are no longer pending and no longer require action by you.
For any selected message, click the black arrow on the right to bring up a list of possible actions related to the message.
At the bottom of this panel, three icons represent three available actions for the selected mail message:
•Send New Message: Click to create a new message.
•Reply Message: Click to send a reply to the selected message.
•Move to Completed: Click to move this message into the Completed list.