ProjectWise Export/Import Tool is now available for all ProjectWise users


For some time Bentley has offered a product known as the ProjectWise Export/Import tool.  This tool enabled the use of XLS spreadsheets as a mechanism for exporting and importing documents from/to ProjectWise datasources.  This tool previously required a separate license to use.  

The ProjectWise Export/Import tool no longer requires a separate license and a new delivery of the tool without the license requirement compatible with ProjectWise V8i (SELECTseries 4) has been posted to Bentley SELECTservices and is available for use by any ProjectWise V8i (SELECTseries 4) user at no additional cost.  In the future, the capabilities provided by the ProjectWise Export/Import tool will be delivered in the standard ProjectWise delivery and downloads. 

Here is a quick description of the capabilities provided by the ProjectWise Export/Import tool:

The ProjectWise Export/Import tools offer a comprehensive range of features for the bulk import of files and attribute data from external sources into ProjectWise or the bulk export of files and attribute data out of ProjectWise. The ProjectWise Export/Import tools use an Excel spreadsheet as the data interchange format.

The tools can be used in a number of ways:

  • To export documents and their attributes, so they can be sent to a third party for amendment, and then re-import the amended documents. Amendments to both the documents and their attributes are transferred into the data source.
  • To import documents and their attributes into ProjectWise, which have been exported from a third party program.
  • To import documents and their attributes into ProjectWise for the first time and manually enter the attribute data.

It is also possible to copy documents between data sources using these tools, but other ProjectWise tools are available to perform this function.

The ProjectWise Export/Import tools support the transfer of most standard ProjectWise attributes, including versions and the creation of new versions during import, but do not support workflows and states.



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