ProjectWise Design Integration Readme

New in ProjectWise CONNECT Edition Update 2.3

This release is an update for ProjectWise Explorer only.

Updated Application Support

  • MicroStation┬áCONNECT Edition Update 6 (includes managed configurations support)
    Update: MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 12 and 13 are supported in the current version of ProjectWise - previous CONNECT Edition versions are no longer supported.
  • AutoCAD 2018
  • AutoCAD Architecture 2018
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 (includes Civil 3D advanced integration)
  • AutoCAD Map 3D 2018
  • AutoCAD MEP 2018

This version of the ProjectWise Explorer installer now delivers the ProjectWise Integration Module for AutoCAD 2018, which was a separate download for ProjectWise Explorer CONNECT Edition Update 2.2 users.

Delivery of Revit Advanced Integration

Support for Revit 2016 and 2017 are not new in this release, but this version of the ProjectWise Explorer installer delivers an updated Revit integration module for Revit 2016 and Revit 2017 which now includes both basic and advanced integration. The advanced integration was previously available as a separate download for ProjectWise Explorer CONNECT Edition Update 2.2 users.

A ProjectWise Integration Module for Revit 2018, which will also include both basic and advanced integration, will be available as a separate download some time after ProjectWise Explorer CONNECT Edition Update 2.3 is released.

'Projects' Are Now Called 'Work Areas'

The advanced type of folder that was referred to as a 'project' is now called a 'work area'. This is a label change only, the functionality has not been changed.

In a related change, the cloud-based project that was referred to as a 'CONNECTED project' is now called a 'ProjectWise project'.

Therefore, starting in ProjectWise CONNECT Edition Update 2.3, it is now appropriate to say that, from ProjectWise Explorer, you can associate a work area to a ProjectWise project.

Renamed User Settings

Many of the user settings have been renamed for clarity. Note that because this is a ProjectWise Explorer only release, you will still see the old names when looking at the same settings in ProjectWise Administrator.

Configuring CONNECTION Client to Open When ProjectWise Explorer Opens

By adding the following key and string to the Windows registry, you can now force the CONNECTION Client to open whenever you open ProjectWise Explorer, if you are not currently signed in through the CONNECTION Client:

Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Bentley\ProjectWise Explorer\ExtraFeatures

String: ConnectionClientLoginRequirement

Value: ENABLE

Note: The value above is case-sensitive (it must be all uppercase, as shown).