If your domain administrator has made one or more project templates available, you can select a template at project creation time. The number of templates that are available depend upon the number of custom templates that have been created for your domain. CollabNet supplies a default template named the CollabNet Baseline Project template.
Comprehensive information on the Start New Project page is provided in the Help topic on Creating a new project.
If you create a sub-project that is based on a project template, the subproject does not inherit any Project Tracker data from the parent. This includes artifact types, attributes, and artifact creation templates. This is true regardless of whether the parent project itself uses a project template.
Note: Projects that are based on a project template do not have the usual global artifact types associated with them. For example, the Defect artifact type, although set to be a default for most projects, is not assigned. Only artifact types listed in the template.properties file for that project template are assigned to the project.