ProjectWise Design Integration Readme

What's Delivered

Important: ProjectWise CONNECT Edition Update 3.3 includes downloads for Client Setups, Admin Setups, and a new standalone download for ProjectWise Plug-in for Bentley Web Services Gateway. There is no Server Setups download for this particular release. Also, going forward, Bentley Web Services Gateway and the ProjectWise Plug-in will no longer be delivered with Server Setups, and will each be available as separate downloads.

The core ProjectWise applications are delivered in the following three download packages:

  • ProjectWise Server Setups - contains ProjectWise Design Integration Server and other servers
  • ProjectWise Admin Setups - contains ProjectWise Administrator and other admin clients
  • ProjectWise Client Setups - contains ProjectWise Explorer and delivered integration modules

These download packages are available from the Software Downloads page under the following product groupings:

  • ProjectWise Design Integration (https://softwaredownloads.bentley.com/en/ProductDetails/2547)

    Includes CONNECT Edition releases of ProjectWise Server Setups, ProjectWise Admin Setups, ProjectWise Client Setups

    For example:

    • ProjectWise Design Integration CONNECT Edition - Server Setups (English) - Released
    • ProjectWise Design Integration CONNECT Edition - Admin Setups (English) - Released
    • ProjectWise Design Integration CONNECT Edition - Client Setups (English) - Released
  • ProjectWise Explorer Client (https://softwaredownloads.bentley.com/en/ProductDetails/2546)

    Includes CONNECT Edition releases of ProjectWise Client Setups, and integration modules get installed on top of ProjectWise Explorer.

You can filter the product group page by version number and language.

The ProjectWise Plug-in for Bentley Web Services Gateway (WSG) can be found here:

Bentley Web Services Gateway (required by the plug-in, but not new for this release) can be found here:

ProjectWise Server Setups

Note: There is no ProjectWise Server Setups for ProjectWise CONNECT Edition Update 3.3.

ProjectWise Server Setups includes a single installer file that installs the following servers and services:

  • ProjectWise Design Integration Server
  • ProjectWise Caching Server
  • ProjectWise Gateway Service
  • ProjectWise User Synchronization Service
  • Bentley i-model Composition Server for PDF
  • ProjectWise Orchestration Framework Service

These items are also delivered:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 - gets installed automatically if needed
  • ProjectWise Prerequisite Runtimes - gets installed automatically
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Express SP2 - for your Orchestration Framework database, if you do not have SQL Server
Note: Bentley Automation Service and ProjectWise InterPlot Server are separate downloads.
ProjectWise Design Integration Server

ProjectWise Design Integration Server is the core of the ProjectWise system. It is the server on which your datasources are created, and it is responsible for providing access to the ProjectWise database for all other ProjectWise applications. Every other ProjectWise application, whether it is a user client, an administrative client, or another server, is said to be a client of the ProjectWise Design Integration Server.

ProjectWise Caching Server

ProjectWise Caching Server can be used for hosting storage areas and/or for caching files from other remote storage areas.

ProjectWise Gateway Service

ProjectWise Gateway Service allows for the remote centralized publishing of datasource information and various routing and gateway type services for the ProjectWise network protocol. This service can be used when ProjectWise Explorer and/or ProjectWise Web Server installations are on different network subnets from the ProjectWise Design Integration Server.

ProjectWise User Synchronization Service

ProjectWise User Synchronization Service lets you create ProjectWise user accounts in bulk by leveraging Windows domain or Active Directory accounts. Once these accounts exist in the datasource, you can use ProjectWise User Synchronization Service to keep those accounts synchronized with any changes made to their domain or Active Directory counterpart.

Bentley i-model Composition Server for PDF

Bentley i-model Composition Server for PDF is used to create renditions (PDF, JPEG, TIFF, and/or CALS) from documents in the datasource. Bentley i-model Composition Server for PDF runs on top of ProjectWise Orchestration Framework Service, and uses ProjectWise InterPlot Organizer to create the renditions. Once configured, ProjectWise Explorer users can run on-demand jobs on selected documents, flat sets, folders, and/or projects, while administrators use the Bentley i-model Composition Server Administrator interface inside Orchestration Framework Administrator to create, schedule, run, monitor, and review batch renditioning jobs. Bentley i-model Composition Server Administrator is installed through the Bentley i-model Composition Server for PDF installer.

ProjectWise Orchestration Framework Service ProjectWise Orchestration Framework Service is used to manage various document processing jobs, and gets installed automatically when you select to install:
  • ProjectWise Design Integration Server with the Automated File Processing features turned on
  • Bentley i-model Composition Server for PDF

ProjectWise Admin Setups

ProjectWise Admin Setups includes a single installer file that installs the following:

  • ProjectWise Administrator
  • ProjectWise Class Editor
  • Orchestration Framework Administrator
  • iCS for PDF Administrator
  • ProjectWise Analytics Data Upload Service
  • ProjectWise Example Dataset

These items are also delivered:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 - installed automatically, if needed
  • CONNECTION Client - installed automatically, if needed
ProjectWise Administrator ProjectWise Administrator is the main administrative interface for ProjectWise and is used to create, configure, and manage ProjectWise datasources.
ProjectWise Class Editor A separate application used to create a hierarchy of ProjectWise object classes.
Orchestration Framework Administrator A separate application that administrators can install and use if they need to monitor the progress of automated file processing jobs of the ProjectWise Design Integration Server that have been configured and run from ProjectWise Administrator.
iCS for PDF Administrator Installs the Bentley i-model Composition Server for PDF extension to Orchestration Framework Administrator, for remote administration of Bentley i-model Composition Server for PDF.
ProjectWise Analytics Data Upload Service The on-premise component required for ProjectWise Project Insights, which is part of ProjectWise 365 Services. Also available as a separate download.
ProjectWise Example Dataset Used to set up an example datasource with example work areas and documents

ProjectWise Client Setups

ProjectWise Client Setups includes a single installer file that installs the following:

  • ProjectWise Explorer
  • Integration for supported applications
  • ProjectWise Deliverables Management connector for ProjectWise Explorer

These items are also installed:

  • ProjectWise Prerequisite Runtimes - automatically installed, if needed
  • CONNECTION Client - automatically installed, if needed
  • Bentley DGN Navigator Control
ProjectWise Explorer ProjectWise Explorer is the main client interface for ProjectWise, from which users can search for, check out, open, modify, and otherwise manage their ProjectWise documents. ProjectWise Explorer requires a connection to a ProjectWise Design Integration Server for operation, and should be uninstalled and reinstalled anytime integrated applications are added or removed from the desktop.
Bentley DGN Navigator Control Bentley DGN Navigator Control is used to display a full-sized preview of the selected DGN or i-model in the Navigator tab of the Preview Pane in ProjectWise Explorer.
ProjectWise Deliverables Management connector for ProjectWise Explorer ProjectWise Deliverables Management connector for ProjectWise Explorer is the on-premise component for ProjectWise Deliverables Management, which is part of Bentley's cloud services called ProjectWise 365 Services. This on-premise component is also available as a separate download.

ProjectWise Plug-in for Bentley Web Services Gateway

Bentley Web Services Gateway and the ProjectWise Plug-in are used together to provide users of Bentley mobile and cloud applications (for example, ProjectWise Web and ProjectWise Web View) access to ProjectWise datasources.