For teams involved in project delivery, it is crucial to be able to manage access to approved catalogs to ensure that the right content is used on each project and that only authorized participants can add or edit content.
To address this need, Bentley is developing ProjectWise Catalog Service, a new cloud service that aims to facilitate the accessibility and reuse of reliable, project-specific content throughout design, construction, and operations. Santanu Das, Bentley Systems senior vice president of design and simulation products explains, “Many users have told us that building and distributing the right 3D content for every participant on each project costs time and money and is a barrier to getting projects done on time and on budget. Moreover, the process of providing this content to the construction team and then facilitating handover to the owner, with all of the additional documentation and information produced throughout design and construction process, is time consuming and complex. It’s easy for things to get lost. To address both of these issues, we have developed the ProjectWise Catalog Service.”
This new service deliver project teams fast, managed access to find and share information-rich 3D model content through a common set of catalogs from manufacturers, standards bodies, Bentley, and project teams from within any Bentley product or mobile app. For teams involved in project delivery, this service provides the ability to manage access to approved catalogs to ensure that the right content is used on each project and only authorized participants can add or edit this content.
Because of its powerful extensibility, content from ProjectWise Catalog Services remains valuable beyond design into construction and operations, with the ability to incorporate related documents and information such as procurement details, specifications, or operations manuals to simplify handover and enable access and reuse downstream.