• Introduction to SES for ProjectWise Design Integration

    What is SES?

    • SES stands for Subscription Entitlement Service. It is the latest Bentley licensing system, replacing the legacy SELECT Server service. The Subscription Entitlement Service is Bentley's new process for product activation. The entitlement service replaces site activation keys with user validation, enhancing security around your Bentley licenses and subscriptions.
    • With activation key-based licensing, a…
    • Mon, Dec 7 2020
  • New PowerShell cmdlets now available in PWPS 3.3:

    New PowerShell cmdlets available in PWPS 3.3:


    Example: Get-PWDocumentEAttributes -DocumentID 1 -ProjectID 69


    Example: Get-PWFileEAttributes -DocumentID 1 -ProjectID 69


    Example: Get-PWLocalFileEAttributes -Path C:\Users\PWDIVM\dms00069\A.docx -Mime application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document



    • Fri, Jul 10 2020
  • ProjectWise Design Integration Update 3.2 Resolved Defects and Enhancement requests list

    PWDI Core

    TFS Type Title Reported In
    Defect Group membership change according to IMS claims is not covered by audit trail
    Defect [PW Admin] "Insufficient privilege" error when user is copied.
    Defect WRE does not complete rollback when two transactions are done at the same time on document
    Defect [Installer] Unattended Install not working for ADDLOCAL
    • Mon, Jul 15 2019
  • The ProjectWise Espresso Shot (13 November 2017)


    Learn more: 

    Revit Users Can Quickly and Easily Stay in Sync with the Project 

    This episode reviews the new ProjectWise Advanced Revit Integration that helps Revit users quickly and easily stay in sync with the entire project.


    Productivity is impaired when Revit users are not integrated tightly with your ProjectWise…

    • Mon, Nov 13 2017
  • The ProjectWise Espresso Shot (25 October 2017)


    Learn more:

    Projects Get Renamed and License Management Improves

    In this episode, we share highlights of the ProjectWise Design Integration Update 2.3 release.

    Highlight #1: Projects Get Renamed

    We’ve renamed…

    • Wed, Oct 25 2017
  • What is a ProjectWise Work Area and why should I use them

    A work area is a special type of folder in ProjectWise Explorer that provides a single place to manage and organize documents, data, and resources related to a given real-world project. A work area contains content specific to a project such as: saved searches, documents, sub-folders, other work areas, components, links to other sources of data, and so on.  It is distinguished from a regular folder because it give the administrator…

    • Wed, Oct 11 2017
  • Cannot open files in ProjectWise Error 55038 File access security check failed.

    If you have Catching server or File Storage server, you need to add Integration server access key to dmdkrnl.cfg file under the FileTokenPublicKeys.

    Integration server Storage area access key is PW admin > right click on server > properties > in the new window select Encryption tab.

    • Mon, Jul 24 2017
  • Global Program Association Guide for Class Names

         Below you will see Class names for some AutoDesk Application types. These names can be used to create Global Program Associations for a Datasource in the ProjectWise Admin module.

       However, please note: The separate MEP, Architecture and Structure are available for only Revit 2016. For Revit 2017 these verticals are ‘merged’  into the Revit 2017, and so they have no separate class names.

         The class names…

    • Wed, Jun 28 2017
  • How to deploy CONNECT client edition package for silent install

    Once you download the latest CONNECT edition ProjectWise client setups, it comes as a single large executable file.

    Please launch this downloaded executable trough command prompt by adding /layout.

    For example "ProjectWise_client_package.exe /layout" , this will give you an option to select extraction directory.

    • Thu, Jun 1 2017
  • New Civil 3d Best Practice Information in an Unexpected Place

    Where you might ask? Answer: in the Bentley Help file. Note: This Blog Applies to the version of ProjectWise It is an unexpected place since I rarely read help files. I am sure that you all read help files, right? In t...
    • Wed, Apr 19 2017
  • Upgrading to ProjectWise CE update 2

    If you are planning on upgrading to ProjectWise 10.00.02.xx, please be aware that this requires a dms convert to any pre existing ProjectWise datasource.  This means that it is not possible to use a PW Admin Update 2 to connect to a pre Update 2 datasource.  If you do attempt to connect, PW Admin will prompt you to upgrade tables on any pre update 2 datasource.  This is not recommended unless you plan on upgrading that datasource…

    • Thu, Feb 23 2017
  • Workflow Rules Engine - Licensing Configuration best practice.

    As a best practice when you are using the workflow rules engine in a datasource, and you are working with sub-contractors or external parties who are using their own licenses to access your datasource, it is recommended to set the user settings for the workflow rules engine super user and rollback user to use the locally configured SELECTserver. 

    To do this, log into PW admin module as the PW admin and go to the user’s…

    • Mon, Jan 30 2017
  • Why Common Data Environment Is Not So Common!

    Why Common Data Environment Is Not So Common!

    Have you ever imagined how to take advantage of working within a common data environment with your team across the globe?

    The Common Data Environment (CDE) provides a set of guidelines for organizing data. This aimed at overcoming issues regarding the accuracy and completeness of construction design information.

    It’s essential to have a grasp of how you can leverage cloud…

    • Wed, Jan 11 2017
  • Domain Name Change and ProjectWise FQDN Best Practice

    Warning* Consult with your IT /Network team before making any changes.

    For the last few years now I’ve been pushing best practice of using Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDN) in configuration files and not using IP addresses. There is a reason for that and the reason is to make such situations easier. If your IT team requires a change in FQDN names, as long as you do not change the IP address and do not change the server…

    • Thu, Dec 29 2016
  • Methods for Mass Updating files in ProjectWise (Fixing Civil DWG's)

    This article is a follow-up to the  Important Information for Civil 3d Users article on the Bentley Communities  Project Delivery: Content Management Forum. It is written to address the need to process a large number of DWG files at a time, due to an issue with an AutoCAD Civil 3d. But it could be used to script process any kind of file.

    Summary of the Civil 3d Issue

    • Civil 3d users are encountering slowness opening fi…
    • Wed, Oct 5 2016
  • Hard Disk space forecasting for ProjectWise

    As always this is a blog posting so if more information is needed please chime below in the comments and I will update this blog. 

    It is always difficult to forecast space allocation. so my best advice is as follows.

    • Always monitor the free space on your drive if it's getting low allocate more (in a VM) or time to add a second larger drive.
      • Monitoring tools can be used to setup a threshold of minimal space and it…
    • Fri, Sep 23 2016
  • Want to add text or links to ProjectWise WebServer Login page?

    I have had this question come up few times. It is a very simple add to the webpage for ProjectWise WebServer. I have had users who have added simple text and have made fancy logos as well.In this blog it will cover the file to modify and also to add text or a link.


    • As always please back up the original login.aspx located; c:\inetpub\pwweb (the folder can be different depending on where you deploy your site)
    • Next open…
    • Wed, Sep 14 2016
  • ProjectWise Project Sharing Service

    The ProjectWise Project Sharing service was introduced with the launch of the Bentley CONNECT Edition.  The service facilitates the sharing and receiving of project content among multiple organizations for the purpose of design coordination.This Bentley CONNECT Cloud service provides the ability to sync files into or out of ProjectWise datasources to or from a Windows folders directory.  The synchronization service support…

    • Wed, Jul 20 2016
  • ProjectWise WebServer for and 10.00.00.xx & 10.00.01.xx

    ***Please note cannot be on the same server as ANY 10.00.xx.xx version server software. It has to be installed on a separate server. 
    With the release of ProjectWise CONNECT Edition and also with the current version of ProjectWise - 600+  there is no ProjectWise WebServer installation set included in the server installation. It can be downloaded from the fulfillment center here or on…
    • Tue, Jun 28 2016
  • Is my load balancer working correctly with my ProjectWise integration servers?

    With the world of ProjectWise ever expanding we are seeing more and more users load balancing their ProjectWise integration servers.  In fact if you are anything more than a small ProjectWise user I will always recommend putting the integration servers in a load balanced cluster.  There are many benefits of a load balanced system ranging from ease of upgrade to increased up-time, in fact all of our hosted datasources are…

    • Tue, Apr 26 2016
  • Disaster Recovery and ProjectWise

    When talking about disaster recovery and ProjectWise luckily there are only a couple of priority items that need to be taken into consideration, these are the storage area(s) and database.  The reason these are the most important pieces to a ProjectWise system in relation to disaster recovery is because with these two pieces a ProjectWise system can essentially be rebuilt anywhere in the world, in fact this is what support…

    • Tue, Apr 19 2016
    • Fri, Mar 18 2016
  • ProjectWise Design Integration CONNECT Edition Compatibility List

    The ProjectWise CONNECT Edition Compatibility List has been moved to docs.bentley.com.  You may also find this information in the corresponding readme files delivered in the individual product specific download. 


    The ProjectWise V8i Integration Compatibility list can be found here:  http://communities…

    • Sun, Feb 21 2016
  • ERROR 32768 possible when moving files on Leap Day – February 29, 2016

    It is possible you may encounter ERROR 32768 if you try to move a document in ProjectWise that has a file update date of 2-29. 


    The most common case when this may occur:


    1. Create a document on Feb-29th
    2. Create a version for it the same day (the initial document can be created earlier, not exactly 29th)
    3. Copy out both documents
    4. Try to move a document between folders


    If this error occurs, the solution is…

    • Tue, Feb 16 2016
  • ProjectWise online classes scheduled for late January

    Creating Content in ProjectWise Explorer 
    Jan. 26, 2016 
    Carlos Nobuo

    Integrating MicroStation with ProjectWise
    Jan. 26, 2016
    Carlos Nobuo

    Reviewing Documents Using ProjectWise on the Web
    Jan. 27, 2016 
    Carlos Nobuo

    ProjectWise Web Server Basics 
    Jan. 28, 2016
    Carlos Nobuo

    Classes are scheduled in United States – Eastern time unless otherwise noted. Use a Time Zone Converter to determine your local start time.

    • Thu, Jan 14 2016