Creating an integration view

When you create a project, the project integration stream is created for you. To see elements in the project and make changes to the project shared elements, you need an integration view which is attached to the project integration stream. Use the Project Explorer to create an integration view. The following kinds of views are supported:
  • Dynamic views, which use the multiversion file system (MVFS) to provide immediate, transparent access to files and directories stored in VOBs. On Windows® systems, a dynamic view is mapped to a drive letter in Windows® Explorer.
  • Snapshot views, which copy files and directories from VOBs to a directory on your computer.

If the integration view is a dynamic view, you ensure that you always see the correct version of files and directories that developers deliver to the integration stream. With a snapshot view, you have to perform an update operation to copy the latest delivered files and directories to your computer.