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Electrical System Design Software

Advance your electrical design with intelligent modeling

Power your next project with Promis.e electrical system design software. You can automate tedious tasks found in traditional CAD-centric design with Promis.e and reduce errors with an intelligent model that cross-references schematics, 2D layouts, 3D equipment models, and reports. Promote standards and consistency with a central database of symbols, parts, and templates. Speed collaboration with a project database to synch the work of multiple users.

What is Promis.e?

Address multidiscipline projects with standard symbols for electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and process control diagrams. Apply the advantage of Promis.e to all types of electrical system design projects, including:

  • Industrial machine controls
  • Plant design
  • Mining equipment control
  • Rail signaling
  • Switchgear design
  • Water treatment and distribution system control
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Automate tedious tasks found in traditional CAD-centric electrical system design with Promis.e and reduce errors with an intelligent model that cross-references schematics, 2D layouts, 3D equipment models, and reports.

*Prices vary per region. For more options, see licensing and subscriptions section.

User QuoteS

"Using the latest computer-aided design from Bentley Systems accelerates the attainment of goals and improves the quality of projects."

— Igor Mishchenkom, Urals Energy Engineering Center

"Bentley’s Promis.e is a promising solution for secondary design engineering, and with the open API, we have full control of the software to do exactly what we want to do."

— Chang Tze Wu, Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems Asia


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Frequently Asked Questions

Promis.e is an intelligent 2D/3D electrical system design application that delivers projects faster and with fewer errors than traditional CAD applications. Promis.e helps you automate tedious drafting and employ an intelligent model that cross-references schematics, 2D layouts, 3D equipment models, and reports. The application is used around the world to design industrial machine controls as well as electrical systems for process plants, mines, and rail signaling.

If you want to receive tailored training or attend a Promis.e course, Bentley offers extra training and mentoring services. You can choose from tailor-made training, on-demand learning, consulting services, mentoring and more. Learn more about Expert Services here.

The price of Promis.e varies per region.  While there are various types of licensing available, a common choice is the 12-month practitioner license offered through Bentley’s eStore. When you purchase through the eStore, you get a Virtuoso Subscription which means you get both the software AND the training, expert services, and custom mentoring you need to get started quickly.

Operating System
Windows 10 (64-bit)
Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit)
Windows Server2016 (64 bit)
Windows Server2012 R2 (64 bit)
Windows Server2008 R2 SP1(64 bit) – Standard and Enterprise

Supported Databases
SQL Server 2017
SQL Server 2016
SQL Server 2014
SQL Server 2012
An Express version of SQL Server is included

Intel® or AMD® processor 1.0GHz or greater. Promis.e is not supported on a CPU that does not support SSE2.

16 GB minimum, 32 GB recommended

Hard Disk
24 GB free disk space (which includes the 16 GB install footprint for a complete installation)

1 GB of video RAM or higher
24-bit or higher

For the most up-to-date system requirements, visit Bentley Communities.

Licensing and Subscription options

Choose What is Right for You

One-year license with training

Virtuoso Subscription – A popular choice for small and medium-sized businesses

Get access to software that comes with training – fast! Bentley’s eStore, Virtuosity, offers a convenient way to lease a 12-month license of Bentley software for a low, upfront cost. Every online purchase through Virtuosity comes as a Virtuoso Subscription that includes training and auto-renewals.

With no contract required, it’s easy to get started quickly.

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One-time purchase with support

Perpetual License with SELECT

A perpetual license of Bentley software is a one-time purchase, with a yearly maintenance subscription, called SELECT. This includes 24/7/365 technical support, learning resources, and the ability to exchange licenses for other software once a year. With SELECT, you will benefit from:

  • License pooling, so you can access your software from multiple computers.
  • Access additional Bentley software with Term Licenses, which allow you to pay for what you use without the upfront cost of purchasing a perpetual license.

Annual renewal quotes are delivered directly to your inbox, and our experienced Renewal Representatives are available to answer your questions and guide you through any changes you’d like to make.

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Enterprise Organizations

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For larger organizations with in-depth requirements, we offer plans to provide global pricing and access to our comprehensive portfolio of solutions and success plan services. Contact us about how to get access to software, global best practices, implementation services, training, and technical support to help your organization realize its full potential while addressing your unique needs.

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