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Version 08.11.11.111, released May 14, 2012

The following is a list of the major new features delivered with this release:

  • ProjectWise Explorer Enhancements
    • Ability to create renditions on demand, when ProjectWise Dynamic Composition Server for PDF is set up
    • Reference version locking
    • You can now change the current active version's label when you creating a new version
    • Optional document and file name synchronization
    • Access Control tab enhancements
      • Simplified workflow for importing exported access control settings (option to merge or override)
      • You can now export access control settings to a CSV file (comma separated values)
      • New button lets you discard any pending changes you have made for the selected project, folder, or document
      • The display (or non-display) of the Access Control tab is now controllable by your administrator (through datasource and user settings)
    • Point cloud streaming
    • Project Creation Wizard - override storage area for subfolders when creating project from template
    • New option to allow detailed logging when scanning for references and link sets
    • Support for running ProjectWise Explorer in a Citrix XenApp environment (XenApp 5.0 and 6.0 are supported)
  • ProjectWise Administrator Enhancements
    • New 'Renditions' datasource node, for use with ProjectWise Dynamic Composition Server for PDF
    • New 'File Streaming' datasource node, for enabling point cloud and raster reference streaming
    • New 'Trusted External Indexers' node, in support of the new SharePoint search integration feature of ProjectWise Web Server
    • New Point Cloud Scanner (under the Spatial Metadata Scanners datasource node) for extracting spatial locations from point cloud files (POD) in the datasource
    • You can now drag and drop, or export and import, managed workspace configuration settings blocks from one datasource to another
      • The existing ProjectWise Export Wizard now includes the ability to export configuration settings blocks and their related data from one datasource
      • The existing ProjectWise Import Wizard now includes the ability to import those exported blocks and related data into another datasource
    • User and Group Management
      • New 'Owner Of' tab in the User Properties and User List Properties dialogs lets you see all the groups and/or user lists that the selected user or user list owns
    • New datasource settings
      • Miscellaneous > Grant implicit 'Change Permissions' rights to owners of projects, folders, and documents
      • Miscellaneous > Display Access Control tab in Preview Pane (to enable/disable the display at the datasource level)
      • Documents > Force file name to be the same as document name (for document name locking)
      • Versions > Lock reference documents to versions (for reference version locking)
      • Versions > Prompt user to update master document's reference versions on open (for reference version locking)
    • New user settings
      • Working Directory > When Using ProjectWise Explorer > Node identifier (for Citrix XenApp support)
      • Administrative > Display Access Control tab in Preview Pane (to control which users can see this tab)
    • New audit trail option
      • Log Revit Worksharing Mode Actions
    • Extensive new datasource template with more real-world examples and preconfigured datasource settings
  • Application Integration Enhancements
    • Support added for the following Bentley applications and versions:
      • MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 3)
      • MicroStation PowerDraft V8i (SELECTseries 3)
      • Bentley View V8i (SELECTseries 3)
      • Bentley i-model Composer V8i (SELECTseries 4)
      • Bentley Navigator V8i (SELECTseries 4)
    • Support added for AutoCAD 2012 applications and Revit 2012 applications
    • Support added for 32-bit Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
    • MicroStation integration enhancements:
      • Moved configuration variables from mcm.cfg to mcm.user.cfg file (mcm.cfg now only contains system setup settings)
      • Integration with the Point Clouds dialog (File > Attach, File > Convert, File > Export) in MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 3)
      • Integration with the new Mini toolbar for callouts in MicroStation V8i (SELECTseries 3)
    • Revit integration enhancements:
      • The Scan for References and Link Sets wizard can now create a set for a Revit family file (RFA) and its related Type Catalog file
      • You can now use an image stored in ProjectWise when creating a decal type
      • You can now use an image stored in ProjectWise as the background image when rendering the open project in Revit
      • You can now export a rendered image to ProjectWise
      • New Disable ProjectWise Integration option, to temporarily disable ProjectWise integration with Revit without having to uninstall the feature
  • ProjectWise Web Server and Web View Server Enhancements
    • SharePoint search integration - Lets you search both ProjectWise and SharePoint at the same time from the same SharePoint search tool
    • Ability to markup i-models in the Navigator web part; the markup is saved in a new *.overlay.dgn file that references the i-model
    • One-click document viewing in the Content web part; just click the document link in the Name field to open the document for viewing
    • iPad users can now connect to Web Parts using their Safari browser
  • ProjectWise Dynamic Composition Server for PDF
    • Used to automate the creation of renditions (PDF, JPEG, TIFF, and/or CALS) from documents in the datasource
    • Runs on top of ProjectWise Orchestration Framework Service and leverages ProjectWise InterPlot Organizer to create the renditions.
    • Administrators define reusable rendition profile components (settings that control how renditions are made) in ProjectWise Administrator
    • Administrators can create, schedule, run, monitor, and review batch rendition jobs in ProjectWise Dynamic Composition Server Administrator (inside Orchestration Framework Administrator)
    • Administrators select individual rendition profile components as necessary to define jobs in Dynamic Composition Server Administrator
    • Users can create renditions on-demand from documents selected in ProjectWise Explorer
    • Default rendition profiles (collections of rendition profiles components) can be assigned to projects and folders in ProjectWise Explorer
    • The new rendition documents can be stored in the same folder, in another folder, or in another datasource
    • Source files can be distributed along with the new rendition documents
    • The user who submits a job can request an email notification to be sent to them when the job is complete
  • ProjectWise Desktop and Server Applications for the Mobile Workflow
    • ProjectWise i-model Packager
      • Installs on ProjectWise Explorer
      • Lets you create packages for ProjectWise Explorer for the iPad users
      • Lets you unpack packages created by ProjectWise Explorer for the iPad users
      • Lets you convert mobile overlay files created in Bentley Navigator for the iPad to overlay.dgn files
    • ProjectWise web services
      • Delivered separately, installs on a server
      • Provides ProjectWise Explorer for the iPad users with a list of ProjectWise datasources they can connect to
  • Infrastructure Enhancements
    • Native 64-bit servers
      • ProjectWise now delivers a native 64-bit Integration Server (there is no corresponding 32-bit version)
      • ProjectWise also delivers both a 32-bit and a new native 64-bit Caching Server and Gateway Service
      • Default installation location of Integration Server (and 64-bit Caching Server and Gateway Service) is now C:\Program Files\Bentley\ProjectWise
      • When creating a datasource, you must now use the 64-bit ODBC Data Source Administrator
    • SQL Server 2012 support, for both ProjectWise Integration Server and ProjectWise Orchestration Framework Service databases
    • New Integration Server installation options
      • Component Services EC plugin - server-side files required for using Bentley OpenPlant with this server
      • ProjectWise Indexing Connector for SharePoint - server-side files required for the new SharePoint search integration feature of ProjectWise Web Server
    • dmskrnl.exe is now automatically added to the local computer's Firewall exception list during installation of Integration Server, Caching Server, Gateway Service, and Indexing Service
    • Server-to-server routing
    • New settings in dmskrnl.cfg (FileServices) to enable point cloud and raster reference streaming at the server level and log usage of this licensed feature to SELECTserver
    • New setting in dmskrnl.cfg (RenditionWebServices) to support creating renditions from ProjectWise Explorer
    • New setting in dmskrnl.cfg (UserSyncService) that lets you set up ProjectWise User Synchronization Service as an intermediate login provider for ProjectWise users with Windows accounts
    • New setting in dmskrnl.cfg (DisableAuditTruncation) that lets you disable audit trail truncation on Integration Servers running in a load-balanced configuration
    • All ProjectWise Integration Server modules now use FIPS 140-2 compliant cryptographic routines
    • Dependency Service Client and Administrator are now options of the ProjectWise Explorer and ProjectWise Administrator installers, respectively
    • The ProjectWise PDx Project Server admin component is no longer delivered with Automation Service and Administrator, but is instead delivered with ProjectWise PDx Project Server, as it was for the original ProjectWise V8i (SELECTseries 2) release
    • ProjectWise Administrator now delivers all the core ProjectWise help files
    • A new help wrapper file (ProjectWise.chm) is delivered with ProjectWise Explorer and ProjectWise Administrator, to load the ProjectWise help files it finds in the \ProjectWise\help folder