Working with Workspaces

Workspaces are directories on your local machine that contain all of your Design Studio projects and entities.

When working with workspaces, see:

About Workspaces

When you first open Design Studio, you identify a workspace to use in the Workspace Launcher dialog box. If the workspace that you specify does not exist, Design Studio creates it on your local machine. Always use Design Studio to create your workspaces. Do not, for example, copy workspaces between Design Studio installations. You can use more than one workspace, but you can have only one workspace open at a time.

To ensure that you do not adversely impact Design Studio performance, do not select a network location as your workspace and do not share workspaces and projects by referencing shared network file locations. When working in a multiuser environment, use a recommended source control system. See the Design Studio Developer's Guide for more information about working with source control.

Do not distribute workspaces using archive files. For example, if you need to distribute projects among team members, do not create an archive file that contains a workspace and the set of projects for distribution. If you receive a workspace contained in an archive file from a team member, unzip the file and import the projects using the Import Studio Projects menu action.


After you install Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse, the first time that you open Design Studio (and every time you create a new workspace), the system displays a message if it cannot locate the Git source control installation directory. If your team does not use Git as a source control, select Do not warn again if Git cannot be found and click OK. When the system displays a second prompt, select Do not show again and click OK.

If your team does use GIT as your source control, ensure that you define the source control settings as appropriate to your environment. See the Design Studio Developer's Guide for more information about working with source control.

Defining Workspace Preferences

You can define certain behavior preferences of your workspace, such as whether to build, refresh, or save automatically.

To define workspace preferences:

  1. From the Window menu, select Preferences.

    The Preferences dialog box appears.

  2. Expand the General folder.

  3. Click Workspace.

    The Workspace preferences page appears. For more information about this page, see the Eclipse Help.

  4. Click OK.

Related Topics

Switching Workspaces

Working with Workspaces

Switching Workspaces

To improve Design Studio performance during modeling and import, save your data in multiple workspaces, and switch workspaces when necessary.

To switch workspaces:

  1. Save any changes to your present workspace.

  2. From the File menu, select Switch Workspace, then select Other.

    The Workspace Launcher dialog box appears.

  3. In the Workspace field, select the workspace to which you want to switch.

  4. In the Copy Settings field, determine whether you want to copy either of the workbench settings.

    Do one of the following:

    • Select Workbench Layout if you have customized your perspective and want to retain the layout in the new workspace.

    • Select Working Sets if you are filtering resources and would like to include the same selected resources in the new workspace.

    See the Eclipse Help for more information about the Copy Settings options.

  5. Click OK.

    Design Studio closes, and it restarts using the new workspace.

Related Topics

Defining Workspace Preferences

Working with Workspaces