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Plant Design Collaboration and Project Management Software
Bentley OpenPlant ModelServer V8i is the first plant design server software to effectively and productively manage and distribute plant design components across global projects without the need for database replication. This capability is powered by the software’s intraoperability with ProjectWise V8i server for team collaboration.
Product Data Sheet
File management is key to the efficient exchange of deliverables and work packages across different organizations, while component management is critical to an organization’s productivity and quality of work. Now, users can finally meet both requirements using a single plant design, collaboration, and project management software application.
OpenPlant ModelServer V8i reduces project schedules, and thus costs, for new plant design and construction as well as maintenance and retrofit of existing plants. While providing scalability from small to very large projects, OpenPlant ModelServer V8i gives control to the individual designer. As components are finished, they can be checked in to be freed up for other designers. There are no predetermined models or files that have to be created on project start. Projects can start sooner and provide flexibility to your design team locations.
Global Project Collaboration and Management Utilizing ProjectWise V8i to manage files and components, designers can easily check out only what they need to work on and tightly version control all deliverables, regardless of their global work location or connectivity status.
Global Tracking and Management of Design WorkBased on any and all plant project components from any work location, users can quickly create reports to provide clear visibility into the plant design work of today’s loosely coupled, globally sourced project teams. OpenPlant Reporting V8i is a separate module that works in conjunction with OpenPlant ModelServer V8i. All projects participants can access the current status of any or all components, using a simple-to-use interface. Reports provide maximum project control and are generated through OpenPlant Reporting V8i, a no-cost reporting application.
Central Component Repository All components of a plant design project are available from one central location, reducing project collaboration costs and errors. A configurable tree browser displays information in the model allowing plant designers to configure different views, such as components being edited. The designer determines how best to view the data for the task at hand to help reduce errors or emissions from the design.
Multiple Discipline Management and SecurityAll project participants across all disciplines, whether local or remote, can be centrally managed. OpenPlant ModelServer V8i provides for remote access to all components of the plant project. Security within ProjectWise exposes only the proper working set and restricts edits to users who have been granted the appropriate permissions. This provides consultants or joint ventures access to the project as required, from wherever they may reside in the world.
3D Index and QueriesOpenPlant ModelServer V8i allows designers to specify any valid 3D MicroStation component as a volume. By doing so, constraints are removed on how the project was configured or set up to predetermine what designers get to work on. Checkout determines what designers work on during the active session, whether it is a single component, an entire line, a complete system, or the entire design project. When work is finished, it is checked back in to update the central repository, which frees up those components for others to check out and move on to the next work area.
Revisions and VersioningSince OpenPlant ModelServer V8i works in conjunction with the underlying technology of ProjectWise V8i project management and collaboration software, versions of all documents checked in can be automatically versioned. This applies to any of the deliverables, such as isometrics, orthographic drawings, or reports.
Automation Tools for i-modelsOpenPlant ModelServer V8i SELECTseries 5 has automation tools to create and manage i-models.