ProjectWise Design Integration Readme

New in ProjectWise CONNECT Edition Update 3.1 Refresh

Note: This Update 3.1 Refresh is a ProjectWise Explorer-only release.

Updated Application Support

This version now supports:

  • MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 11
  • MicroStation PowerDraft CONNECT Edition Update 10 and 11
    Update: MicroStation PowerDraft CONNECT Edition Update 11 and 12 are supported in the current version of ProjectWise - previous CONNECT Edition versions are no longer supported.
  • Bentley View CONNECT Edition
    Update: Bentley View CONNECT Edition 11 and 12 and Bentley View V8i (SELECTseries 4) are supported in the current version of ProjectWise - other older versions are no longer supported.
  • AutoCAD 2019
  • Revit 2019
  • AutoCAD Electrical 2018, 2019
  • AutoCAD Plant 3D 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Adobe InDesign CC 2018

Revit Integration Enhancements

  • Direct association to ProjectWise projects

    You can now directly associate a Revit advanced integration project to a ProjectWise cloud project.

    To make the association, all you need to do is right-click your advanced integration project from the ProjectWise browser in Revit and select Associate ProjectWise Project. (Previously you had to create a standards location in the advanced integration project that was linked to a work area in a ProjectWise datasource that was associated to a ProjectWise cloud project. You can still create standards locations for other purposes, but they are no longer needed to associate advanced integration projects to ProjectWise cloud projects.)

  • Attach a link to any version of a CAD document

    You can now specify which version of a CAD document you want to link to the Revit document. You can also switch the version of the link being used later, as new versions are created in ProjectWise Explorer. (Previously, you could only attach a link to the active version of a CAD document.)

  • Updated PDF printer support:

    These PDF printer versions are now supported, for publishing to PDF from Revit (advanced integration):

    • Bluebeam Revu 2018.2 (Bluebeam PDF Printer)
    • novaPDF 9
    • Adobe PDF Printer DC

Batch Plotting to ProjectWise from AutoCAD

From integrated AutoCAD, you can now use the Publish dialog (batch plot) to publish multiple sheets to a location in ProjectWise.

In the Publish dialog (Output > Batch Plot), select a format from the Publish to list, then in the Publish Options Information section, click Publish Options. In Publish Options dialog, click the Browse button next to the Location field, then use the Select Folder dialog to select the folder in ProjectWise where you want to store the published files.

Note: If Publish to is set to Plotter named in page setup, you set the publish location to ProjectWise by clicking the Browse button (...) next to the Location field in the Publish Options Information section.

Command Line Options for Managed Configurations Added to the ProjectWise AAM Export and AAM Import Tools

The following options were already available on the ProjectWise Export and Import Wizards. This enhancement lets you use the same options when running these tools silently, from the command line.

Newly added PWEXPORT.EXE command line options:

  • /mwcsbassoc - exports configuration settings blocks (CSB's) and associations assigned to export data
  • /mwallcsb - exports all CSB's
  • /mwcsbref - exports referenced managed configuration folders and documents
  • /mwcsbexclusionlist - exports 'Variables to exclude from copy-out' list

Newly added PWIMPORT.EXE command line options:

  • /mwicsb - imports configuration settings blocks (CSB's)
  • /mwicsbreplacedup - replace content of duplicate CSB's (if specified it will automatically set the /mwicsb flag)
  • /mwiassoc - imports WorkSpace associations
  • /mwidslevelassoc - imports datasource level associations (if specified it will automatically set the /mwiassoc flag)
  • /mwicfgfolders - imports managed configuration folders and documents referenced by CSB's (only works if work areas/folders and documents are enabled)
  • /mwiexclusionlist - imports variables to 'exclude from copy-out' list
  • /genname - generates document name if it is not unique
  • /genfilename - generates document file name if it is not unique

Network Configuration Changes

In Update 3.1, the 'Insecure Login' tab was added to the ProjectWise Network Configuration Settings dialog to control whether or not the user can log in to a datasource that resides on a server that is not configured to use a secure connection.

In this release, the tab has been renamed the Security tab, and the check box setting on this tab has been renamed and now behaves slightly differently depending on whether the setting was turned on by the user or the administrator:

  • When the ProjectWise Network Configuration Settings dialog is open in user mode and the user turns on the Require secure connection (SSL/TLS) to datasources setting, the user will be notified if they try to log in to a datasource that resides on a server that is not configured to use a secure connection. The user can then decide whether or not they want to proceed with the log in. If they click Yes to proceed with the log in, the server gets added to the server exception list on the Security tab (Except for datasources on these servers), and they will not be notified the next time they try to log in to any datasource on that server, unless they later remove that server from the exception list.
  • When the ProjectWise Network Configuration Settings dialog is open in administrative mode and the administrator turns on the Require secure connection (SSL/TLS) to datasources setting, the user will be notified if they try to log in to a datasource that resides on a server that is not configured to use a secure connection, and they will not be allowed to log in. In this case, the server is not added to the exception list.

On the DNS Services and Datasource Listing tabs, you can now do the following:

  • Test the server connection - Select a server in the list and click the Test connection button.
  • Prevent the datasources of a particular server from appearing in the datasource list without removing the server from this dialog - Select that server in the list and click the Disable button. Click Enable when you want the datasources of that server to appear in the datasource list again.

Installer Changes

The ProjectWise Explorer installer now lets you select where both 32-bit and 64-bit components of the application get installed.