US: Bentley Systems announced the immediate availability of three new products in Bentley’s OpenPlant software for plant creation based on an open data model. The new plant offerings from Bentley are the first commercially available products to share and meet the primary goal of the iRING user community, that is, to enable real-time, seamless sharing and interoperability of data and information across different organisations and systems using an internationally recognised standard.
The three new Bentley OpenPlant products include:
Bentley OpenPlant Modeler V8i: It is the first 3D plant modelling software to natively use the ISO 15926 data model. It incorporates the ongoing and ever-advancing capabilities of MicroStation V8i, a platform for plant creation. It is the only plant modelling software to natively support workflows that combine commonly used software standards including DGN, RealDWG, point clouds and PDF.
Bentley OpenPlant ModelServer V8i: It is the first plant design server software to effectively andproductively manage both files and components – suitable for globally sourced projects that are necessarily loosely ’coupled’. File management, enabled by Bentley’s ProjectWise collaboration services, is essential for the efficient exchange of deliverables and work packages, while at the same time, component management supports a higher level of abstraction, productivity, and quality of work. Projects using ModelServer V8i can benefit from yet another first: interoperable workflows across multiple design environments, including Intergraph’s PDS as well as Bentley’s AutoPLANT and PlantSpace.
Bentley OpenPlant Isometrics Manager V8i: It is the first isometrics generation software to extract and incorporate complete intelligence from 3D plant models, automatically and in real-time. Uniquely, such “on demand” intelligent isometric views remain relevant for owner-operators throughout the plant lifecycle – beyond procurement, fabrication, and construction to “as built” and “as safely operated” maintenance and compliance.
Bentley’s new OpenPlant offerings also provide breakthrough value, with new Bentley subscriptions typically costing less than the Unix-era maintenance fees of other vendors’ proprietary piping design systems. Commenting on the new offerings, Bhupinder Singh, Senior Vice President, Bentley Software, said, “Bentley announced its OpenPlant strategy for enhanced interoperability in 2008. In 2009, the iRING user community demonstrated, using prototype software, the benefits ofinteroperability achievable with a full technical implementation of ISO 15926. Leveraging our MicroStation and ProjectWise platforms, the new OpenPlant applications enable users to achieve that level of real-time interoperability by using software that’s now commercially available – dramatically increasing the quality, cost-effectiveness, and freedom with which plant projects can be performed.”
Bentley also announced the next versions of Bentley OpenPlant PowerPID V8i and ProjectWise PDx Dynamic Review Service V8i.