ProStructures CONNECT Edition Delivers Parametric Structural Components to Drive Productivity
Bangalore, November 16, 2017: Bentley Systems announces the general access of the ProStructures CONNECT Edition structural detailing application, which now incorporates the capabilities of the ProSteel and ProConcrete applications. The release also features interoperability with Bentley’s reality modeling capabilities, which will allow users to incorporate real-world conditions in their modeling throughout the design and construction lifecycle. ProStructures CONNECT Edition includes a streamlined user interface and includes these new capabilities
FunctionalComponents – Easily create libraries of parametric structural shapesfor both reinforced concrete and structural steel by applying user-definedvariables and equations. Drag and drop existing components from a library that allowsediting to specification to reduce time and eliminate errors associated withmanual input.
ComponentCenter –Easily access structural components for use in design. Integrate with theComponentCenter as a source of content for rebar couplers, terminators, andform savers.
DocumentationCenter – Automated production of high-quality drawings, includingmulti-discipline documentation sets, which are consistent across the entireproject. Get a live view of the project in sheet orientation. As the designchanges, so will the sheets. Create, publish, and share project deliverablesacross multiple disciplines. Quickly identify structural steel or reinforcedconcrete in the model by using any attribute such as member length or rebarsize.
UserInterface – New and improved user interface allows for ease of use,access to learning content, and project sharing. Ribbons help users to easilyfind commands with a minimum number of clicks.
IncreasedPerformance – Access more addressable memory with 64-bit computing.Increase efficiencies in editing larger design models, and processing morecomplex Adobe PDF documents and iModels.
CONNECTAdvisor – Receive personalized support and learning without leavingthe product experience. Interact with various Bentley content in one location,eliminating the need to browse to various sources individually in a unifiedinterface.
Commenting onProStructures, Shixiao Zhao, chief engineer for China Construction FirstBuilding (Group) Co., Ltd., said, “After using ProStructures, the design timewas reduced to one-and-a-half months, and the design error rate was reduced by70 percent.” James Barr, directorof business execution, Bentley Systems, said, “ProStructures CONNECT Editionwill radically change the way engineers create steel and reinforced concretestructural details and fabrication drawings. Something that was so manual suchas drawing a beam and then reinforcing it, will now be as easy as dragging anddropping existing components that are already reinforced and then editing themto specification. This and other great features included in ProStructuresCONNECT Edition, including a new user interface, access to personalizedlearning, and the ability to share data across multiple disciplines, greatlyimproves productivity and reduces time.”