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Bentley OpenPlant Modeler V8i

Work remotely or connected with the market’s most productive and easy-to-use 3D plant design and modeling software

Bentley OpenPlant Modeler V8i - 3D CAD Plant Design & Modeling Software

 

Owner-operators as well as engineering design firms will see the benefits of using this easy-to-use, interoperable plant design software. Bentley OpenPlant Modeler V8i is the first 3D CAD plant modeling software to use ISO 15926 as an instrinsic data model as specified by the iRING user community. Like all OpenPlant products, OpenPlant Modeler V8i incorporates the ongoing and ever-advancing capabilities of MicroStation V8i, the market-leading platform for plant creation and every infrastructure discipline. OpenPlant Modeler V8i also natively supports workflows combining all pertinent plant software standards, including DGN, RealDWG, point clouds, and PDF.

Most Productive and Easy-to-Learn Tool 
OpenPlant Modeler V8i is a specification-driven modeling system that matches how a plant designer works. Using the highly intuitive MicroStation V8i user interface, already familiar to many users, the rapid creation of 3D models including piping, HVAC, and electrical components is made easy. With the assistance of MicroStation features such as AccuDraw and AccuSnap, the placement of components requires a few simple clicks of the mouse.

Easy Reuse of Corporate Standards 
Existing designs, models, and associated data, as well as catalogs and specifications from PDS, AutoPLANT, and PlantSpace, can be easily reused, enabling faster project start up and continuity of plant design.

Piping Specification from Multiple Formats
To enforce compliance, piping specifications will limit the components that can be placed to what is in the specification. Running Specification Checktools validates that all components in a line meet the piping spec and will reduce checking time required, saving you time and money on your plant design projects.

Piping Plus
Model integrated HVAC and structural components alongside piping in single integrated project model.

Open, No Proprietary Lock-In
Existing PDS designs and other third-party models can be reviewed and augmented to produce ISO 15926 output that enables future data reuse.

Freedom of Work Location
ProjectWise V8i Managed Workspace provides a centrally administered workspace, freeing the designer from having to be connected at all times and allowing work to be performed in a disconnected mode. All updates to design session and workspace are transferred upon connection.

Model Component Browser and Pipeline Manager
The Model Component Browser provides designers complete insight into the plant design project to see which components are available to check out. Due to the dynamic check-in and check-out process, working with OpenPlant ModelServer V8iallows the designer to add or subtract components from the working session as required. This allows the user to work on an individual line, a complete system, or the whole project.

OpenPlant ModelServer V8i, which executes on top of ProjectWise V8i, allows the designer to be located anywhere in the world for a truly global project execution.

Modern Review and Publishing Functionality
The user can use the latest MicroStation V8i capabilities such as Dynamic Views to make working in large models much easier. Plotting is available to Adobe PDF (2D and 3D) and many other formats.

Designers can quickly rectify mistakes in their design session by using the MicroStation V8i UNDO command, with no fear of corrupting their plant design or database records.

 

Advantages

Most Productive and Easy-to-Learn Tool: OpenPlant Modeler V8i is a specification-driven process plant design modeling system that matches how a plant designer works. Designers can rapidly and easily create 3D models using the highly intuitive MicroStation V8i task-based user interface, making it the most productive and easy-to-learn “industrial-strength” plant design environment ever introduced.

Easy Reuse of Corporate Standards: Existing designs, models, and associated data, as well as catalogs and specifications from PDS, AutoPLANT, and PlantSpace, can be easily reused, enabling faster project start-ups and continuity of design.

 

Open, No Proprietary Lock-In: Existing PDS plant designs can be reviewed and augmented, through ISO 15926 protocols or i-models, to escape proprietary lock-in.

 

Not Just Piping: OpenPlant Modeler isn't only the premier solution for piping design. Electrical and HVAC design components are supported within the standard interface, providing for the ability to view plants in a single integrated project model.

 
Auto Routing Placement Features: These features save time during plant design, as well as ensuring that all components placed came from the piping spec for accuracy.
 
ProjectWise V8i Managed Workspace: Centrally managing the workspace configuration within ProjectWise V8i provides for a consistent quality work environment for all users on the project, reducing errors and allowing the user to work in a disconnected mode from the central server.  Work the way engineering works, where the job is.

Model Component Browser: The Model Component Browser provides designers complete insight into the project to see which components are available to check out. The dynamic check-in and check-out process, working with OpenPlant ModelServer V8i, allows the designer to add or subtract components from the working session as required. This allows the user to work on an individual line, a complete system, or the whole project.

 

Standard MicroStation V8i Commands: OpenPlant Modeler uses standard MicroStation V8i commands, such as Move, Copy, Rotate, and Mirror, to be both powerful and easy to use. Many other MicroStation V8i features are available while running Bentley OpenPlant Modeler, too numerous to list here.

 

Clash Detection: The clash detection feature allows you to identify sets of business or graphical elements and to detect geometrical clashes between these object element sets. You can then interactively and graphically review these clashes, annotate or mark up particular clashes, and assign them for follow-up. Suppression rules can be applied to identify clashes that should not be reported.

Note: In order to use Clash Detection, you must first obtain a separate license using the License Management Tool.

OpenPlant Reporting: Bentley OpenPlant Reporter V8i is an OpenPlant 3D application that provides an interface to generate reports from either the OpenPlant Modeler V8i application or as a stand-alone application generating reports for entire projects. This tool is only available if the OpenPlant 3D Modeler V8i and ProjectWise Explorer V8i applications are currently installed.