Bentley Systems, Inc., a global provider of software and digital twin cloud services for design, construction and infrastructure operations, has recently expanded its ProjectWise, a collaboration platform with expanding its SYNCHRO 4D construction environment offerings.
Together, these robust offerings extend the value of project digital twins across the entire project delivery ecosystem, improving design and constructability coordination workflows. This new ProjectWise 365 cloud service, leverages Microsoft 365 technology and office productivity tools to extend the reach, affordability, and accessibility of BIM and infrastructure design data for organisations of all sizes. In addition, with Bentley’s new SYNCHRO cloud services, contractors can 4D-visualise design data and construction models for project and field management, advanced work packaging, and Microsoft HoloLens 2 augmented reality solutions.
Noah Eckhouse, Senior Vice President-Project Delivery, Bentley Systems, said, “Project digital twins for infrastructure engineering and construction surge forward with these announcements, particularly with our new cloud services. Users of ProjectWise, the #1 BIM collaboration software in ARC’s new market study, have made Bentley one of the largest ISV users of Azure. We are expanding our instant-on, web-based ProjectWise 365 cloud services; making iTwin cloud services broadly available for both practitioner- and project-level design reviews; and comprehensively expanding the scope of SYNCHRO through cloud services. Infrastructure project delivery is fundamentally about time, as well as space. Bentley’s 4D project and construction digital twins are driving digital advancement for infrastructure engineering, today, worldwide!”
ARC Advisory Group, the leading technology research and advisory firm for industry, infrastructure, and cities, has cited Bentley as the leading provider of collaborative BIM software in their recently published report, Engineering Design Tools for Plants, Infrastructure, and BIM 2018-2023.
“Bentley has a strong relationship with Microsoft and applies the chief technologies that bring together engineering and office information for improved project delivery. This has borne fruit in the EDT/BIM market as evidenced by their leading position in the BIM Collaborative software category,” stated Ralph Rio, Vice President- Enterprise Software, ARC Advisory Group.
In the Engineering News Record’s 2019 Top Design Firms report, 43 among the top 50 firms rely upon Bentley’s ProjectWise for work sharing and design integration, and more than half of the top 640 firms are ProjectWise users.
ProjectWise 365 is an innovative, 100 per cent SaaS-based offering enabling teams involved in design and engineering, from practitioner and design leads to stakeholders, to readily store and find designs, accelerate content sharing and collaborative workflows, and manage feedback, for maximum team productivity. The new ProjectWise 365 cloud services will be generally available by the end of 2019.
iTwin Design Review enables ProjectWise 365 users to initiate ad hoc design reviews in a 2D/3D environment. It provides workflows to markup and comment directly on elements of 3D models and to immersively link between 2D and 3D views.
iTwin Design Review enables project teams using ProjectWise design integration services to capture engineering changes throughout the lifecycle of project digital twins, providing a record of who-changed-what-and-when. Multi-discipline design reviews can be conducted continuously and comprehensively, for design coordination through 4D visualisation.
In 2019, Microsoft named Bentley as a finalist in the Mixed Reality category of its Partner of the Year awards for Bentley’s SYNCHRO/ HoloLens 2 solution for 4D visualisation of project digital twins. New SYNCHRO cloud services comprehensively extend SYNCHRO’s market-leading 4D construction modelling to span construction project management and execution, and to assimilate ConstructSim advanced work packaging. The new SYNCHRO cloud services, released in September 2019, are further advancing innovation in construction.
SYNCHRO Field offers task, plan, model, and map views to accelerate field data capture for timely progress updates and issue identification. SYNCHRO Control provides a single web interface for construction teams to capture, manage, access, and collaborate on design and construction data. It enables easier and faster design document access from ProjectWise 365, and complete submittal and RFI management and issues resolution capabilities. Completion accelerates and validates project system readiness through collaborative workflows expediting closeout items for construction and commissioning teams.
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