CDP 4 User Manual


Plugin: General


The login procedure in the CDP™4 involves several steps, depending on which actions the user wants to perform. Open the CDP™ Client by double-clicking the CDP™4 icon on your desktop, or start the CDP™4 from the program files. This will open the main CDP™4 IME.In any case a user has to connect to a data source to be able to perform any action within the CDP™4.

Connect to Data Source

In the CDP™4 Client, go to the Home tab and select Open. This opens the Data Source Selection modal dialog. In the drop-down, select the type of Data Source to connect to, see the description of CDP™4 Data Sources for more background information on this.

CDP™ or OCDT servers

To connect to a CDP™4 server or an OCDT WSP, provide the correct URI; this URI consists of the server URL and the port number, separated by a colon:

URL examples

CDP™4 server:

OCDT server:

Connect with a CDP™ Name and CDP™ Password. The correct server URI, as well as your CDP™ Name and Password should be distributed by the CDP™ administrator.


JSON File Based

A CDP™4 session can be exported to a JSON File. This is stored as a zip-file on the local computer of a user. To connect to a JSON File Based data source, the user has to browse to the location where the JSON File is stored. Selecting the browsing icon img opens a Windows Explorer view to browse to the correct zip-file. A user has to provide the normal CDP™ Name and CDP™ Password to login; these does not have to be the same ones that were used to create the JSON File. An additional password has to be provided as well however, the Archive Password. This password has been set when exporting the CDP™4 session to the JSON File and should be known by the user or provided to him if the JSON File was created by another person.


Available Actions on a Data Source

After connecting to a data source, the URI is shown in the CDP4 Object Browser view, that gives an overview of the main items that exist in the Site Directory of that data source: Engineering Models, Domains, Persons, Person Roles, Participant Roles and Organizations. It is possible to connect to multiple data sources.

For a high level overview of the CDP™4 IME application, see the description of the CDP™4 layout. Depending on the role assignment of the user on the connected data source, on the Directory tab it is now possible to interact with the following concepts at this level of the CDP™ for each connected data source:

for the RDL on the Reference Data tab:

Note that for the RDL-related browsers to actually show information, a Site RDL has to be opened first, see the description of [Site RDL selection][Site_RDL_Sel].

Several management actions are possible in the Engineering Model Browser view opened from Models on the Directory tab:

Selecting Engineering Models

To be able to work with a specific Engineering Model, the user has to open it, choosing a specific iteration, representing a particular domain. It is possible to open multiple Engineering Models in parallel. The best approach to open and work with one or more Engineering Models will depend highly on the role and responsibilities of the user, and related type of actions that the user wants or needs to perform. Typical actions and tasks will be described in this manual, e.g. related to creating and setting up Engineering Models by system engineers, preparation tasks and preliminary engineering tasks by key domain engineers, or participating in Concurrent Design sessions for all team members.

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