OpenPlant CONNECT Edition Readme

New and Changed in OpenPlant PID CONNECT Edition Update 4

The following items summarize the new features and enhancements in the OpenPlant PID CONNECT Edition Update 4 release.

Feature Description
WBS Properties New functionality has been added to define and display the WBS Properties (Associated Items) in a drawing.
  • A new interface, the Active Associated Items dialog has been added where the user can define these properties. This dialog replaces the Plant tab of the PID Document dialog where these items were previously defined.
  • The ability to show the "Alias" value in the drop down list for an associated item has been added.

About Technology Preview Features

Some features delivered with this edition of OpenPlant PID are specifically identified as "Technology Preview" features.

Technology Preview features are:

  • currently unsupported
  • may not be functionally complete
  • not suitable for use/deployment in production

However, these features are provided to you as a courtesy and the primary goal is for the feature to gain wider exposure with the goal of full support in the future.

You may find these features useful in a non-production environment. You are welcome to provide feedback and functionality suggestions for a Technology Preview feature before it becomes fully supported. Bentley Systems intends to fully support Technology Preview features in a future release, at which time the features will no longer be identified as Technology Preview features.

The following are OpenPlant PID specific Technology Preview Features in OpenPlant PID

Feature Description
PlantSight Integration PlantSight works in conjunction with a Connected Project which the project administrator will create and setup in the Bentley CONNECTION Center. Here a user can synchronize changes made to a local drawing sessions to it making those changes available to any user with permissions to login to the project.
Note: imodel schema upgrade is not supported for the Technology Preview.
Note: When syncing data with PlantSight, the Differencing Dialog should always be enabled.
Tag Browser The Tag Browser displays existing component tags which have been created in PID and available to assign to 2D or 3D components.
Page Connectors Since PlantSight integration is in Technology Preview mode, page connectors, which rely on the ability to sync to PlantSight, are also considered to be in Technology Preview mode.
Tag Validation Dialog This dialog has been added to PlantSight Checkin/Update process and checks for duplicate tags for the components being checked in or updated to PlantSight. It identifies the components with duplicate tags and lets you modify them then re-start the checkin process.