OpenPlant Product Releases - Introducing OpenPlant Support Engineering


It is my pleasure to announce that a refresh release of the OpenPlant V8i (SELECTseries 5) products listed below are now available live on the Bentley Software Fulfillment site. Under Brand you can select OpenPlant to see the following released products.


Introducing a new product as part of this release

    • OpenPlant Support Engineering V8i (SELECTseries 5)


This release contains new features and capabilities that increases productivity and interoperability along with fixes for reported issues.

    • OpenPlant Project Administrator V8i (SELECTseries 5)
    • OpenPlant PID V8i (SELECTseries 5)
    • OpenPlant Modeler V8i (SELECTseries 5)
    • OpenPlant ModelServer V8i (SELECTseries 5)
    • OpenPlant ModelServer Administrator V8i (SELECTseries 5)
    • OpenPlant Isometrics Manager V8i (SELECTseries 5)
    • OpenPlant Orthographics Manager V8i (SELECTseries 5)
    • OpenPlant Reporting V8i (SELECTseries 5)


New enhancements include:

    • OpenPlant Project Administrator V8i        
      • Schema Editor for creating classes, properties and relationships
      • Tag Editor for creating calculated ec expressions
      • Support for OpenPlant Support Engineering
      • Joint map and better project folder management.

For more information please refer to the ReadMe file.

    • OpenPlant PID V8i
      • Discrete instruments inherit information from pipelines and associated items values
      • Provision for updating text style for existing components
      • Database Audit tool for ProjectWise enabled projects
      • Upgrade DB Synchronization xDCS Differencing Control to use Telerik Based version
      • To/From data on line to line connections
      • Enable Design History Rollback feature aspect
      • Provide info about related components when user tries to Remove an associated item value

For more information please refer to the ReadMe file.

    • OpenPlant Modeler V8i
      • Copy Assembly: Inline Copy of flange combination and piping assembly support.
      • Enhanced Pipeline Manager Replace options to support Change Size and Change Spec independently.
      • Added option to restrict Pipeline Manager to read and load data from referenced dgn.
      • Plant Area symbology should be customizable to create separate levels.
      • Inline Placement of Lap Joint Stub End Flanges and updates to Lug Joints.
      • Ability to place welds and fixed lengths pipe multiple times in single operation
      • Updates to Intelligent Line Manager while routing sloped pipes using unintelligent lines.

For more information please refer to the ReadMe file.

    • OpenPlant Isometrics Manager V8i
      • Support for AutoPLANT's "Miscelaneous Attachments
      • Cell name as expression in user label definitions
      • Additional dimensioning options (sloped pipe annotations, midpoint dimensioning, refrence dimensions and dimensioning of individual component types)
      • Rule based symbology options for isometrics output.
      • Multiple output format can be configured DGN 3D, DWG 2D, DXF 2D, DGN 2D.
      • New option to position specific symbols transversely in the pipeline (wall, floor, etc.).
      • Ability to change default tagging options for WELDID / PIPE CUTID.
      • New option to replace multiple coinciding welds with a single weld (e.g. slip-on flanges).

For more information please refer to the ReadMe file

    • OpenPlant ModelServer V8i
      • Enhanced the check in dialog and related functionality
      • Improved usage of static queries and removed necessity to update queries on general project customization
      • Improved efficiency of server operations
      • Updated user interface for server administrator
      • Functionality implemented to get root instance on demand now

For more information please refer to the ReadMe file.

    • OpenPlant Orthographics Manager V8i
      • Added i-model support
      • Support for MS hidden line mode
      • Ability to attach Raster images
      • Option to use Dynamic views defined in input files
      • Updated implementation for HVAC components
      • Added output scale to view title

For more information please refer to the ReadMe file.

    • OpenPlant Support Engineering V8i
      • Ability to place support locators, pipe attachments, auxiliary items and structural/steel attachments
      • Manual and automated placement algorithms
      • Assembly creation tools
      • Automatic support drawing generation
      • Flexible report generation
      • Works in conjunction with OpenPlant ModelServer

For more information please refer to the ReadMe file.

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