Tools & Users - Workbench.

Getting started.

In the dirctory \project35-1.0-win, click on run_project35_work_bench . This will present you with a startup screen and will take you directly to the workbench application. Note that unlike other applications within Project35, you are not prompted to select a particular model.

The parts of the screen.

The picture shown on the right is an example of the screen that appears in the Workbench. This will vary from one case to the next as the models you have will likely be different from the list we have.

Along the top of the screen is a menu bar. Just below the menu bar is the main part of the screen. This contains a list of the models that are available. These are taken from the models directory and are listed in alphabetical order.

Each model entry will have several pieces of information. Each will have a name, description, author, and contact e-mail. Also, where available, there will be an image associated with the particular model. Clicking on this image will cause either the desktop or Tablet deployment to launch in one of a number of operational modes. See the menu listings below for more information.


There are four menu listings for the Workbench.

Menu List What you can select and what happens
  • End User - launches the main Project35 data entry tool;
  • Data Modeller - launches the Configuration Tool;
  • Data Curator - launches the Meta Data Editor;
  • Expert User - launches the Alerts Editor.
  • Desktop - opens the desktop deployment for use with the selceted model;
  • Tablet - opens the tablet deployment for use with the selected model.
  • Bug Report - launches the bug report model for you to fill out;
  • Feedback - launches the survey model for you to fill out.
  • About - provides information about Project35.


There is only one button on the Workbench. Look for it in the lower right corner of the application screen.

Button What happens when you click it
This closes the Workbench.

Adding a Model to the Work Bench

When the work bench starts, it scans the models directory for the file .\models\[your model]\config\WorkBenchEntry.xml. You can find an example of this file at .\models\developer_tutorial\config\WorkBenchEntry.xml. The WorkBenchEntry.xml files contain tags which describe the following aspects of a model to be displayed in the tool:

In future, we hope to eliminate this file and migrate these attributes into the main Configuration File produced by the Configuration Tool.

Keywords: "Project 35", "open source", XML, "data modelling", "data entry", ontology, Java, "Tablet PC", Garwood.
Copyright © 2008 Christopher Garwood and Kevin Garwood.