Bentley ProjectWise Explorer Software Download and Installation Instructions
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 1) 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 Passport
License required to run ProjectWise will be the Consultants responsibility to
purchase. This Passport 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
For information on purchasing a Bentley Passport License managed by the
Select Server product, go to:
Bentley Passport License
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
||1 GHz x86 or x64 processor or better
||512 MB of RAM
||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.
||See list of supported operating systems
||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.
||MS Internet Explorer 6.0 or Higher
MSXML 3 or higher included with Internet Explorer 6.0
||Requires a ProjectWise Passport license.