The CityEngine Workspace

The central hub for your files is called the workspace. You can think of the Navigator as a tool that allows the user to navigate and manipulate the workspace. The Navigator provides operations for creating, navigating, and manipulating files and folders in the workspace.

There is exactly one workspace open at a time, and it is always open as long as CityEngine is running. The workspace is opened automatically when CityEngine starts up, and the previous window configuration is restored.

A workspace's resources are organized into a tree structure, with projects at the top level and folders and files underneath. A workspace can have any number of projects, each of which can be stored in a different location in some file system.

The workspace resource namespace is always case-sensitive and case-preserving. Thus, the workspace allows multiple sibling resources to exist with names that differ only in case. The workspace also doesn't put any restrictions on valid characters in resource names, the length of resource names, or the size of resources on disk.


  1. Creating a new Workspace
  2. Switching Workspaces

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