Team Collaboration

Resolve edit conflicts for a project by sharing a Project Folder on a network drive. Use Document Exclusive Edit Mode to let editors work independently and simultaneously on different project documents.

Edit Documents Exclusively

Project documents open in Read Only Mode. To change into Exclusive Edit Mode, click Document and select Start Editing Document, or press CtrlShiftE.

Save your changes to the Project Folder so that another user can start editing it. To switch back to Read Only Mode, click Document and select Finish Editing Document, or press CtrlShiftE.

Project documents are unlocked as soon as you close the project or save the project into a different Project File or Project Folder. Note: The shared Project Folder must be connected to close the project and release all locks.

Refresh read-only documents from the Project Folder:

  • Current — click Document and select Update Document, or CtrlShiftR
  • All — click Project and select Update Project, or CtrlR

Share in Version Control System

Store a ReqView Project File or Project Folder in a Version Control System (VCS) such as SVN, GIT, HG, and solve edit conflicts similarly to source code.

To minimize edit conflicts, use the following collaboration guidelines:

  • let one editor at a time change the document structure (for example, add new requirements, move requirements and sections),
  • let multiple reviewers mark requirements as deleted, change value of attributes and add new comments. However, do not add new requirements or restructure the document.

For example, a customer and its supplier can collaborate as long as only the customer or only the supplier create and edit requirements.

You can then merge reviewer changes using a diff and merge tool, such as Meld:

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Share in Google Drive

Upload a Project File to Google Drive (see Google Drive Integration) and share a link with your team. Google Drive stores every saved document version allowing you to return to previous versions.

Note: Google Drive implements a Last Write Wins strategy without file locks. Editing users must coordinate to ensure no overwriting of document versions, for example by email or Slack.

Updated for version 2.6.2