Why Connect Advisor with Bentley View?


Why is Connect Advisor being installed with Bentley View?  How much advising can be done for a read-only viewer?

Also, why does installing Bentley View Connect affect the installation of Microstation V8i SS3?  There is no reason why installing the new View should install the Connection Advisor into Mcrostation V8i, especially without giving the user an option.


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  • Would you like a helper application for each and every software installed on your computer? One for Microsoft Office, one for Firefox, one for younameit?

    It may make sense if you've installed e.g. a suite like Adobe or Nikon software but I don't need a helper app for a standalone installation like Bentley View or even just Powerdraft or Microstation without any other Bentley programs. Everyone else is able to integrate it into their main software, so why can't Bentley?

    Just think about it.

  • Why do the WIKI and the Blog state: "Updates to the CONNECT Advisor feature are delivered during quarterly application updates. Each individual CONNECT Edition contains its own CONNECT Advisor feature so it is possible to have multiple instances running if more than one application is in use".

    Is it a different tool or just different content?

    That being said; It is just a viewer with online help. If a user is unable to use the viewer even with the new, better, improved online Help, then either this Help is inadequate or the user is. An advisor is not going to make that go away. Slight smile

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  • Hi Nazeer,

    Again, please tell me how the Connect Advisor with help me with the read only Bentley View?  The only "helping" that I can see is that Bentley is helping themselves to my computer...  At the minimum, there should be an option to disable its installation.


  • Let's be honest what use is it with anything. It's a pile of Dingo's kidneys.

  • CONNECT Advisor is not just a helper tool. I apologize if I might have misled you into believing that its just another help tool. but to clear your doubt, let me present with what it is supposed to do.

    CONNECT Advisor is a desktop application which provides a unified interface for you to interact with various Bentley content in one location, thereby eliminating the need to browse to various sources individually. CONNECT Advisor boosts productivity as it reduces the time required to access and get information. You get the ability to browse-search-view-interact without having to leave the application that you are working on.

    CONNECT Advisor performs the following functions:

    1. It provides you with information related to
      1. Posts, Wikis, and Blogs from Bentley Communities
      2. Videos, Hands-on and Assessments from Bentley LEARN server
      3. Videos from Bentley YouTube Channels
      4. Bentley News and Announcements
      5. Upcoming Bentley Events
      6. Local Product Help (CHM + PDF files)
      7. Online Product Help
      8. Suggestions from Learn based on your learning history
      9. Knowledgemaps and Learning Paths
    2. It provides you with a unified interface that displays the above items all gathered from their respective sites and locations.
    3. It gives you the ability to search within all the available sources (Bentley Communities, Bentley LEARNserver, Bentley YouTube channels, Bentley News and Announcements, Bentley Events, Product Help.)
    4. any many more features