Technology Preview – Analytical Insights
Analytical Insights (AI) is a data analytics service for design engineering with the following objectives
Automating and increasing breadth of QA/QC
Practical engineering design with construction data
Institutionalized lessons learned to reduce design risks
Executive overview on design status and quality
To start the Analytical Insights Technology Preview, select the Bentley Cloud Services – Analytical Insights Technology Preview command.
AI enables you define custom engineering rules in addition to code prescribed rules for engineering design. AI also lets you merge construction data from various sources with the engineering model to offer create more practical designs.
In principle, AI implements the following workflow:
KPI stands for Key Performance Indicator.
An Engineering Manager can set up design rules online through the CONNECT portal. These rules will be shared across their entire organization. These rules specify properties of the structure along with permissible limits. For example, a rule might specify that the span to depth ratio for steel beams should not be less than 20.
An Engineer can upload a model from RAM Structural Systems to Analytical Insights by first exporting the RSS model to an ISM file format, via the ISM link, and then sending data to Analytical Insights through the AI Extractor.
Before launching Analytical Insights, a CONNECT project must be associated with the currently loaded RAM model (see chapter 4, "CONNECTED Project Association" for more information) and an ISM file must be created for the model (see chapter 3, “Integrated Structural Model (ISM) Link").
The AI Launcher will convert the ISM file to a cloud compatible format and then upload the model to Bentley CONNECT. After the upload completes, the AI launcher will invoke an internet browser session with the model link where you can set up design rules and perform KPI analyses.
CONNECT sign-in and CONNECT project assignment are requirements to utilize Analytical Insights.
Learn more about Bentley CONNECT from here
Learn more about sign-up information from here
You will find information on how to use Analytical Insights on the AI start page. Click the “Learn more about Analytical Insights” link to launch an interactive work flow diagram that explains the steps and results.
In future releases of Analytical Insights, the user will be able to compare a model with previous models present in an organization. The user will be able to apply filters like Type of Lateral Resistance, Year Built, Weights per Area, etc. and investigate design patterns and decisions made in previous projects.
Read more about Analytical Insights here.