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Bentley ProjectWise Explorer Software Download and Installation Instructions

ProjectWise Is a software application that manages project drawings and other project data; and facilitates project collaboration between LA DOTD and consultant project team members. Consultants will be required to use this software when specified in the contract. In some cases, consultants may be required to upload or download project files via ProjectWise regardless of any contract requirement.

ProjectWise Explorer Client V8i (Series 4) Edition

ProjectWise Explorer is an ideal platform for managing drawing storage, security, workflow, editing, viewing, searching, comparing and upload/download. ProjectWise resolves many file management challenges. The ProjectWise Explorer application is provided free of charge for consultants working on LA DOTD projects. The Bentley Design Integration Visa License required to run ProjectWise will be the Consultants responsibility to purchase. This Design Integration Visa License must be managed on-site using Bentley Select Server or must be hosted and managed by Bentley with their Select Server product.

You will need to download, extract (keeping all files in one folder), and execute the appropriate EXE file associated to your PC’s Operating System (x64 for 64bit OS or x86 for the 32bit OS). Upon successful completion of the ProjectWise Bundle download, execute the PWWeb-NetworkConfig-Consultants.reg file:

ProjectWise Explorer SS4 (32 Bit)
ProjectWise Explorer Bundle V8i (SELECT series 4) (x86).exe
ProjectWise Explorer SS4 (64 Bit)
ProjectWise Explorer Bundle V8i (SELECT series 4) (x64).exe

For information on purchasing a Bentley Design Integration Visa License managed by the Select Server product, please contact:

Bentley Account Rep for La DOTD: Mike Drabinsky

Consultants use the ProjectWise External PDF Publishing tool to Create PDF Submittals from MicroStation Designs. If you intend to install an update to the PDF publishing tool, then you need to uninstall the old version first. To install this tool, go to:

ProjectWise External PDF Publishing Tool

ProjectWise Explorer Client Workstation System Requirements



Processor 1 GHz x86 or x64 processor or better
Memory 512 MB of RAM
Hard Disk 500 MB of free hard disk space for installation, and an additional 500 MB of free hard disk space is recommended if the user's working directory (where checked out and copied out documents are downloaded to) is to be kept on the same computer.
Operating System See list of supported operating systems
Network Windows networking configured for the TCP/IP protocol (IPv4 or IPv6)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 - required for Microsoft Office 2007 integration, and for ProjectWise Session File Manager in integrated AutoCAD 2004 and higher.
  • DirectX 9.0c - required to install the VPR viewer and the Spatial Extension of ProjectWise Explorer.
  • A supported DGN reference scanning engine - required if this installation of ProjectWise Explorer will be used to scan for DGN master documents, their references, and link sets.
Browser MS Internet Explorer 6.0 or Higher
MSXML 3 or higher included with Internet Explorer 6.0
License Requires a ProjectWise Passport license.