New in MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 17 – ProjectWise Drive

ProjectWise Drive – Everything you need to know!

ProjectWise Drive is an application that provides a link between your local computers and the ProjectWise 365 documents and Work Area Connections.

ProjectWise Drive is the application that any ProjectWise Web user can use to sync work area connections with their computer, allowing you to access and work on your ProjectWise documents directly from File Explorer or your desktop applications.

Your administrator configures which work areas are available to you inside ProjectWise Web.

(ProjectWise Web is the ProjectWise 365 service available for each ProjectWise project that provides secure, web access to selected work areas from your ProjectWise data sources. Any user who is a participant of the work area can log in to the work area from ProjectWise Web.


ProjectWise Drive is now available as a companion application with MicroStation CONNECT Edition. ProjectWise Drive offers a natural folder structure, with all files instantly accessible from the desktop. When you install and synchronize a project in ProjectWise Web, the work area connection in the project that is enabled for ProjectWise Drive becomes available in the ProjectWise Drive node in File Explorer



You can instantly begin working on the documents in your project as if you are working on files and folders on your local system. You can open documents directly from your desktop applications for viewing and editing. From the ProjectWise Drive node in File Explorer, you can download documents (or entire folders), check out and check in documents, and add new folders to ProjectWise.


You can install ProjectWise Drive while installing MicroStation. Select the checkbox corresponding to ProjectWise Drive on the Features page during installation.

ProjectWise Drive option on Features page in the installer:

ProjectWise Drive option on Features page in the installer