Accruent Meridian Enterprise 2020 R2 User's Guide


PowerUser is the legacy Windows desktop application for working with Meridian documents. It is designed for use by engineers, designers, and document controllers.

You can find topics that describe how to use the Meridian PowerUser to perform common tasks throughout this guide. Specific instructions for the PowerUser are indicated with this icon PowerUser instructions.

The following figure identifies the various areas of the application window.

The following table describes each area of the application window.

Features of the Meridian Enterprise desktop application
Number Name Description


Title bar

Contains the name of the current vault.


Find toolbar

Common search tools. May be moved, docked, and hidden.


Menu bar

Context-sensitive menus of Meridian Enterprise commands. May be moved and docked.


Main toolbar

Buttons for frequently used commands. May be moved, docked, and hidden.


Context bar

Buttons for changing the current scope, Navigation view, and time contexts. The button labels display the current selection of each.


Manager toolbar

Buttons for frequently used manager commands. May be moved, docked, and hidden.


Properties pane

Property values for the currently selected item. The number and names of property pages vary with the currently selected item. This pane may be hidden or shown by clicking the Show or hide properties button . For more information see Property Pages.


Viewer Close button

Closes the viewer window. Click the Show or hide viewer button on the Main toolbar to reopen the viewer window.


Viewer pane

Displays the contents of the selected document or its rendition. Double-click the viewer pane title bar to open the document in a new viewer window. Right-click the document name and select the Show Native or Show Rendition options to view the different document versions.


Viewer toolbar

Buttons for viewer tools. Different tools are available depending on the current file format and the current viewer.


Show native/rendition button

Click to toggle display in the viewer pane of the source document or its rendition. The button icon identifies the format of the rendition file.


Status bar

Displays the current vault name, time context, user name, and selected items count. Double-click the vault name, and time context to change them. Double-click the user name to view your user info such as group membership, Windows account names, and email addresses. This information may only be edited by a system administrator.


Navigation view

One of various hierarchical views of the vault contents. Select another view from the Shortcuts pane or click the Navigation view button in the context bar. For information about manipulating Navigation views, see Configure a Navigation View.


Shortcuts pane

Buttons for easy access to Navigation views, saved searches, baselines, and recently opened vaults.