OpenPlant CONNECT Edition Deploys Bentley’s Innovative iModelHub

Bangalore, June 20, 2018: Bentley Systems announces the availability of OpenPlant CONNECT Edition, the latest of Bentley’s plant design offerings that allows users in the process and manufacturing industries to improve design and operations with a collaborative, intelligent, 2D and 3D plant design environment based on open data standards. OpenPlant CONNECT Edition now provides owner-operators and engineering, procurement, and construction companies the ability to design and manage their plant data through cloud-based services, while supporting reliable and asynchronous project visibility, anytime, anywhere.

OpenPlantCONNECT Edition is the first application in Bentley’s multi-discipline plantdesign to utilize iModelHub, Bentley’s cloud service, which tracks all changesmade to project designs and notifies users of changes. Participants can chooseto synchronize to and from particular timeline milestones and can visualize,summarize, analyze, and interpret the impact of ongoing changes. Utilizing theintegration between OpenPlant and iModelHub, users can synchronize 3D modelsfrom OpenPlant with iModelHub, to view and query the model data in a web-basedinterface. Users can also perform 2D and 3D consistency checking throughintegration with OpenPlant PID. A full history of all the changes made to the3D model and 2D designs are synchronized to iModelHub, including who madechanges, what was changed, when changes were made, and the date the changeswere completed.

In addition,OpenPlant CONNECT Edition with iModelHub improves plant design collaborationand saves project time with the following capabilities:

•         Easy access to project data throughProjectWise and ProjectWise Connection Services for cloud-based workflowsgranting access to services for data editing, tag creation, reporting, anddashboarding of all user data that has been synchronized to iModelHub

•         Improved isometric production with theadditional ability to generate isometrics based on pipeline data that has beensynchronized with iModelHub

•         Enhanced interaction with third-partydata via the ability to review PDMS, E3D, and Smart 3D data and models in thecontext of the connected data environment that provides all the change trackingimplicit with the use of iModelHub

ArturAbramowicz, project manager, ICHEMAD, said, "Bentley software is the keyto optimizing the design and plant construction. We achieve visible targetssuch as quality, optimization of time and financial gains. For me, this is thekey to success.”

Jesse Wolfe,CAD manager for Wink Engineering, said, “The Isometrics Style configurationtools in OpenPlant Isometrics Manager CONNECT Edition will save us much time indrawing production. This will allow us to quickly customize the isometricsstyle to accommodate multiple client standards. The ability to import data froman iModel or an external source such as a database or spreadsheet saves us muchtime, allowing us to validate data at a single point rather than manually enterit on each drawing.”

Ken Adamson,vice president, building, electrical, plant, and structural detailing forBentley Systems, said, “The new cloud-based capabilities for managing changesto the project, as well as querying, reporting, and monitoring the health ofour users’ projects withOpenPlant CONNECT Edition and iModelHub providesimproved insights for all project participants.” Adamson continued, “Theimprovements in productivity and efficiency with redesigned user interfaces,interdisciplinary coordination between 2D and 3D models, and the addition ofCONNECT Advisor with context-sensitive searches of learning content frommultiple sources as an in-product experience, provides a truly significant leapforward in how organizations manage, execute, and maintain plant facilities.”


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