Navigator Connect, View Display and Attributes


Been playing around with the new Navigator Connect edition.

Overall looks like a step in the right direction. Very 'clean' and devoid of clutter. I hope this indicates a move to more streamlined apps from Bentley rather than what has often been seeminlgly 'let's cram in as much as we can' sort of approach.

Quick testing seems to indicate if performs well on the ipad and my laptop (i7 2nd gen with an ATI 6770 dedicated graphics)

Couple of things

Pleased to see that you can bring up the model tree in a 'side panel'. This is far preferable to the bottom 'strip' IMHO.

However, seems you can only have either the Models or the Properties, not both at the same time (in a tabbed arrangement). Am I missing something here?

There doesn't seen to be a Control Panel or settings for the Display Style or View Attributes???????

How does one go about changing the Display Style?

Perhaps the intention is to keep the model totally 'read only' to the extent that the Display Style is fixed on what it was when the imodel was created??????

This seems a bit of an omission if that is the case. The range of Display Styles was/is one of the Bentley products stronger points. How do you change the lighting (daytime, night time?????)

The buttons are a bit on the large side. Presumably this is aimed at the touchscreen experience, ..... for that they are probably about the right size. Though for desktop, and particularly on a laptop, they look a bit chunky,..... not a big deal I guess, but an option for asmaller size would be nice

  • Hi Danny,
    Thank you for your feedback on the new Navigator CONNECT release. As you noted not every capability that was in the V8i generation version of Navigator has found it way into the CONNECT Edition release yet. As you may have noticed with other tools we are not simply taking what was in the V8i generation and implementing as is but instead evaluating the tools based on how best they will be used and in some cases re imagining the functionality to better match the intended workflows. We do plan to add features like being able to change display modes in a future release.

    As for the the Organizer feature, which is where our model tree along with other hierarchies can be found, the design of this feature is to reuse screen space as much as possible to maximize your model viewing experience. For this reason we have created the information panel on the right which will contain multiple tabs based on all the properties being displayed by different tools. The tabs are easy to switch between but only one tab can be visible at a time.