Navigator End of Life
Recently, we took the decision to combine our product development initiatives for design review workflows. The impact of this decision is the consolidation of design review product offerings. This decision is driven by our users who require a more efficient way to conduct design reviews for multidiscipline BIM models. Our objective is to deliver a solution that supports the industry’s most commonly used formats, is specialized for design review and coordination workflows, and addresses the most challenging multidiscipline workflows for 3D visualization of change for digital twins.
Navigator product workflows are now available with Bentley’s iTwin Design Review. We encourage users to learn more and get started today with iTwin Design Reviews. Visit iTwin Design Review: Here you will understand the benefits available in our iTwin services from peer and ad hoc design reviews in a hybrid 2D/3D environment to project-level based design reviews for multidiscipline coordination and clash detection.
What this means for you
As you plan to phase out your use of Navigator CONNECT Edition, (note 10.02.01.124 update is the last software update available for desktop and mobile products), you may continue to use Navigator CONNECT Edition and Navigator Mobile with the assurance that both will remain in Expiring Support which provides On-line Submittal of service request, interaction via email, access to online knowledge base. Going forward, usage of Navigator CONNECT Edition and Navigator Mobile will be counted as a Passport rather than a BIM Review Visa, resulting in cost savings to you. Navigator V8i current status is Support Discontinued (no longer supported as of January 1, 2020), is also counted as a Passport rather than a BIM Review Visa. Please refer to Bentley’s Support Policy for what support services are included under the expiring support policy. https://www.bentley.com/en/desktop-applications.
For practitioners that require model-based mobile workflows, we recommend SYNCHRO Field. To learn more, visit SYNCHRO Field.
For practitioners who need simple viewing capabilities, we recommend Bentley View CONNECT Edition. Bentley View supports all the latest enhancements in MicroStation and our Open modeling environment desktop applications. Bentley View CONNECT Edition can be downloaded here.
Dynamic Collaboration for Iterative Project Review
Bentley Navigator V8i is the dynamic collaboration software used by infrastructure teams to interactively view, analyze, and augment project information.
With highly versatile viewing capabilities, Bentley Navigator better leverages the interactive nature of information stored inside Bentley i-models for high performance visualization and enables greater project insight to avoid costly on-site errors.
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