Meridian PowerWeb manages a wide variety of documents and the information about them. This might seem excessive and daunting compared to the tasks that you regularly perform. Scopes are a way of limiting vault functionality and information to named sets that are easier to understand and use. You may select a scope that more closely meets your needs without experiencing information overload.
Scopes limit your ability to create or work with the following objects:
- Document types
- Folder types
- Workflow types
- Project types
- Reference types
- Navigation views
Scopes also limit some Meridian PowerWeb functions:
- Folder access is restricted to a folder and its sub-folders that are defined by the scope.
- Searches are restricted to accessible folders.
You may not work with any other objects than those defined in a scope. If no scope provides the functionality or folder access that you need, select a different scope or consult a system administrator.
For example, a vault used for managing facilities might define scopes for as-built documents, design projects, archived documents, or maintenance management. A vault used for managing AEC documents might define a different scope for each customer. And a vault used for manufacturing documents might define different scopes for standard parts, active projects, and inactive projects.
PowerWeb provides the following built-in scopes that each corresponds to a branch in the vault structure as described in Vault Structure:
For information about changing the current scope, see Select a Scope.