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How to reset the libraries/ databases back to the default

Diamonds and PowerConnect contain 3 databases:

  • Section database
  • Material database
  • Users database (allowing you to exchange files in network using BIM Expert)

The section and material database can be stored local (= Gateway database) or on a server (Gateway Server database).

  • If you’re not exchanging files over a network using BIM Expert, the Gateway and GatewayServer database are on the same computer and have the same content.
  • If you are exchanging files over a network using BIM Expert, the Gateway Server database will be on the server computer (usually the administrator or the netwerk) and the Gateway database will be on the client’s computer. The Gateway database will get updates from the Gateway Server database.

Procedure

  • Close all Diamonds/PowerConnect/BIM Expert projects.
  • Open the program ‘Gateway Configuration Tool’ and log in.
  • Go to Database >┬áBackup.
  • Click on ‘Reset Database’.

  • Pick the relevant options [2018 or newer]
    • ‘Authentication’ will clear all lists of users and teams.
    • ‘Libraries’ will set the material and section library to factory settings.

  • Click ‘OK’ to start the resetting.
  • Start Diamonds/PowerConnect/BIM Expert.

    If ‘Loading Gateway database’ remains on 0%, click here.

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