Structural Enterprise Hub is the preferred method to Install, Launch and Update products within Structural Enterprise. Get it now by navigating to:https://softwaredownloads.bentley.com/en/ProductDetails/2589
Below guide walks through the installation of Structural Enterprise Hub and the various workflows available to you.
Ensure the last screen of above installer has the option "Launch Structural Enterprise Hub" is checked prior to clicking Finish.
Structural Enterprise Hub has dependency on CONNECTION Client and uses Subscription Entitlement Service (SES)
Subscription Entitlement Service
This product version utilizes Subscription Entitlement Service, which is not supported by SELECT activation key(s). SES is a free service, featuring new behavior to enhance your organization’s user administration and security with mandatory user sign-in via CONNECTION Client to access the application. If you are already signed in to the CONNECTION Client, you have met this prerequisite. If you have not, please refer to the Administrator's Resource Center and/or contact your administrator for assistance in the registration and sign-in process.
If you haven't done so already, you may be prompted to login to CONNECTION Client - this is a prerequisite to using Structural Enterprise Hub.
The main interface is a list of Structural Enterprise applications, a brief description (along with information on how up to date the application is) and a action button next to each product. The primary action button on each list item reflects the status of your product, and it could be either Install, Launch or Update.
Clicking the small down arrow reveals further actions (such as links to Product Page, or Find More)
When no instance of a particular product of Structural Enterprise Product is found on the users machine, the primary action would be Install"
Windows Notification System is used to indicate status of installation.
When the latest version of a product is installed on users machine, status would indicate "Latest Version is Installed", and the available primary action is "Launch".
When an older version of a product is installed on users machine, status would indicate in red "New Version is Available", and the primary action is "Launch", clicking the drop down reveals further actions including "Update".If user clicks "Launch", user would be greeted with a reminder that a newer version is available, and it highly encouraged to upgrade:
User can upgrade from here, or select from the other reminder options:Click "Remind me later", to continue the launching of the older version of product.Click "Do not remind me again", to continue the launching of the older version of the product and not see this prompt again.Click "Cancel" to return back to the Structural Enterprise Hub without launching any applications.
Minimize on Close is selected in that Structural Enterprise Hub is still running when the close button is clicked, and can be accessed via the windows system tray.Launch on Startup is selected and enable by default, so its easier for you as the user to launch products within Structural Enterprise and also stay up to date.Startup Minimized - if this is selected, Structural Enterprise Hub will reside in the windows system tray on start up.Minimize after launching an application - if this is selected, Structural Enterprise Hub will minimize into the system tray after "launch" is selected.Tray Options - number of recently launched applications shown in quick launch menu (system tray )
Download Options: Temporary location where installers for products are downloaded to
Language Options - for some applications like STAAD.Pro, there are Japanese, Chinese language versions of the available installer. Selecting these languages will show these preferred language for products where available.
System Tray (context menu)Structural Enterprise Hub can be quickly accessed in your system tray, In addition to access Structural Enterprise Hub, frequently used within Structural Enterprise can be easily launched via its context menu (right-click).