Getting Started > Setting Client Preferences > Connection Preferences
Connection Preferences
You can configure the default settings for server and proxy connections. You can override the default settings when manually connecting to the Windchill RV&S server.
Note the following:
Your administrator may enforce server-side preferences making them unavailable to you. These server enforced preferences depend on the server you are connected to while viewing the preferences. If you are not connected or logged in to a server, the Windchill RV&S client displays the local defaults for all preferences.
To set your preferences accurately, log in to the server you want to work from before setting preferences. The Preferences dialog box displays the server you are currently connected to in the title bar.
Options that appear in bold are those that are set locally by you. You can reset to the default settings by clicking the Clear Local Settings button (available only on the applicable panels).
A blank check box () means the option is not enabled, a check mark () means the option is enabled, and a question mark () means you will be prompted to confirm or specify the option.
In the Windchill RV&S client connection preferences, the Default Server Connection and Online Help preference is also used to access the product help installed on the Windchill RV&S server. A valid server connection is required to access the online help. Changes to this preference take effect immediately (you are not required to restart the client). For more information, see “Connection Preferences Options (GUI)”.
Proxy Preferences
You can specify advanced proxy server settings for the Windchill RV&S client for use with Windchill RV&S.
Use of a proxy is optional and based on server configuration by your administrator. Detailed information about proxies at your site, including host names, port numbers, and connection types are supplied by your administrator. For more information about using a proxy, contact your administrator.
For detailed information about using a proxy, see topics related to Federated Server Architecture.
Federated Server Architecture is an implementation of the Windchill RV&S server structured to serve client requests through a proxy. The proxy provides access to project members residing on the Windchill RV&S server by retrieving information from its local cache or, if changes are detected, directly from the server.
To set connection preferences in the GUI
To configure proxy preferences in the GUI
To configure proxy preferences in the CLI