Bentley ProjectWise Explorer Software Installation Instructions

ProjectWise Is a software application that manages project drawings and other project data; and facilitates project collaboration between LA DOTD and consultant project team members. Consultants will be required to use this software when specified in the contract. In some cases, consultants may be required to upload or download project files via ProjectWise regardless of any contract requirement.

ProjectWise Explorer Client

ProjectWise Explorer is an ideal platform for managing drawing storage, security, workflow, editing, viewing, searching, comparing and upload/download. ProjectWise resolves many file management challenges. The ProjectWise Explorer application is provided free of charge for consultants working on LA DOTD projects. The Bentley ProjectWise License required to run ProjectWise will be the Consultants responsibility to purchase and must be managed on-site using Bentley Select Server or must be hosted and managed by Bentley with their Select Server product.

LADOTD has recently upgraded our ProjectWise System to be compliant with Windows 10 OS and to utilize the new functionality of the Bentley ProjectWise Connect software.  While some versions of ProjectWise V8i SS4 may still have the ability to access the upgraded ProjectWise System LADOTD recommends that consultants use a minimum client version or newer of PW Explorer Connect going forward.​

For information on purchasing a Bentley ProjectWise License managed by the Select Server product, please contact:

1-800-BENTLEY (1-800-236-8539) and ask for Sales 

LADOTD Datasources Registry Entry Instructions (effective 06-01-2023)

Easy Publish Uninstall and ICS-Create Renditions to Consultants (effective 06-01-2023)

ProjectWise Explorer Client Workstation System Requirements

  • 1 GHz x64 processor or better
  • 1 GB of RAM minimum, additional RAM recommended for adequate streaming of point cloud and raster references
  • 1.1 GB of free hard disk space for installation, additional space for the working directory (depending on the number and size of files) if the user's working directory will be on this computer
  • 64-bit Windows server or client operating system:
  • Windows Server 2019, Standard and Datacenter Editions
  • Windows Server 2016, Standard and Datacenter Editions
  • Windows Server 2012 R2, Standard and Datacenter Editions
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows networking configured for the TCP/IP protocol (IPv4 or IPv6)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1 or higher
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 - for Microsoft Office integration
  • Microsoft Excel - for ProjectWise Export/Import Tool
  • Internet Explorer
  • (Optional) A supported application (see list of applications below)
  • Revit integration requirements (if using these advanced integration features):
  • eTransmit for Revit
  • i-model Plug-in for Revit
  • a PDF printer:
      • Adobe PDF printer (versions 10, 11, DC)
      • Bluebeam PDF (Bluebeam Revu 2017 or 2018.3, Standard Edition)
      • PDF-XChange printer (version 6.0 or 7.0)
      • novaPDF (version 8 or 9)
      • Foxit Reader (version 9.x)
  • CONNECTION Client - gets installed automatically if not already installed
  • Requires a ProjectWise Passport license​