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.
CONNECT Advisor is a helper application, which when installed integrates itself with supported V8i Applications and CONNECT Edition products together.
there is a single CONNECT Advisor that serves both the generations (v8i and CONNECT Edition) of Bentley Applications.
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:
If you feel that there is something wrong with CONNECT Advisor, we can work with you to get things changed as per your needs.
You can disable CONNECT Advisor in your application.
After you have launched your application, you can invoke/launch CONNECT Advisor and when the main window dialog is shown
you can go the settings inside of CONNECT Advisor and disable it, by selecting the "Do not launch at Startup" option and saving the settings
Tell me how any of this helps you with Bentley View?
"CONNECT Advisor boosts productivity"? Productivity means "drafting" and getting a quality product with the least amount of expense, ie time/labor. Our employees know what they are doing and are proficient at Microstation using the tools that we need for our projects. So there is no additional productivity for us, but there is more distractions and time wasted, and more overhead on our computers--with nothing good coming from it.
Maybe I'm looking at this whole thing the wrong way. The ribbon was suppose to make tools more "discoverable" for the new person. The "Connect Advisor" is supposed give you training, help, and a unified place to find everything because you don't know where to look. It sounds like this is the "Bentley Beginner" line of products. I meant to be using the "Bentley Expert" line of products. Where can I find that?
Well said. Couldn't agree more.
please disable CA via the settings
I just uninstall it.
Thinking about this, what Bentley have actually done is instead of solving the labyrinthine mess of all the different places they have content that we might want to access they have created an app to try and navigate it. Far better to rationalize and streamline then we wouldn't 'need' the app.