Bentley has long been involved with PDS by providing the MicroStation engine that it runs on, and Bentley has also been working with open standards with the goal of providing interoperability between applications that support these open standards. ProjectWise PDx Dynamic Review Service V8i combines our knowledge and experience with plant design applications and our desire to bring to market a truly open and flexible offering for PDS users and owners of PDS models.
ProjectWise PDx Dynamic Review Service V8i, which is built on ISO 15926, is a new way to view and access the entire PDS model, making all PDS data open and available to be shared with other applications, without the need for a PDS License.
Live Connection to PDS Project
ProjectWise PDx Dynamic Review Service can connect to a PDS project and access all design information within the project without requiring PDS software or licenses. Unlike the traditional DGN/DRV file route, ProjectWise PDx Dynamic Review Service opens up the entire PDS project database and provides read access to anyone using MicroStation or Bentley Navigator.
Within MicroStation or Bentley Navigator, you can see the breakdown structure of the PDS model in a hierarchy browser, select and zoom to individual objects, display all PDS property information for any object in a property dialog using the same display order as used in PDS, and see all possible valid-values.
Translation of PDS Data Into ISO 15926 Format
ProjectWise PDx Dynamic Review Service can save PDS data into the ISO 15926 format, thus allowing a PDS project to be accessed and re-used in an open format with ISO 15926 compliant applications such as OpenPlant PID. Once in this open format, you can truly collaborate on a heterogeneous project.
ProjectWise PDx Dynamic Review Service also enables legacy PDS data to be saved into the ISO 15926 format, thus extending the life of the data beyond the life of the PDS application. The information can be accessed and managed across the life of the asset using tools such as ProjectWise Lifecycle Server and provides a deliverable of all PDS data from the project to operations in a format that can be taken into operations and maintenance systems.
Integrating ProjectWise PDx Dynamic Review Service with ProjectWise
Integrating ProjectWise PDx Dynamic Review Service with ProjectWise, enables PDS users to truly add value to the PDS workflow by automating review process and distributing and tracking valuable PDS content to all team members that need it outside the PDS administration environment. This functionality is provided by ProjectWise PDx Dynamic Review Service and significantly reduces the administrative burden of PDS.
ProjectWise PDx Dynamic Review Service (which includes OpenPlant PDx Manager), requires ProjectWise Integration Server.
ProjectWise PDx Dynamic Review Service V8i can be used by anyone who requires access to PDS in a read-only mode:
- Site Personnel