Presentation on theme: "ProjectWise Integration Server What’s New in V8i"— Presentation transcript:
1 ProjectWise Integration Server What’s New in V8i Mark Hattersley Bentley Systems, Inc.
2 AgendaOverview of “Athens” ChangesDemonstrationFuturesQuestions
3 Major Themes for PW “Athens” Distributed ProjectsDelta File TransferData CompressionRead/write Web PartsNew Web View Server productGeo-coordinationSpatial navigation and searchingAlso addressed a number of usability and user requested enhancements
4 Delta File TransferImprove Check in and Check out file transfer performance in distributed office environmentsWork with ANY type of fileLeverage/strengthen existing PW technologiesUses well-known techniques for calculating differences between two copies of a file.
5 Time with DFT (seconds) Performance Increase with DFT Delta File TransferExton to Eastern Europe check-in times(146ms latency)File types tested - DGNV8, PPTX, DWG2006FileFile SizeTimeWithout DFT (seconds)Time with DFT (seconds)Performance Increase with DFTFile A8MB82.77.9~10xFile B4.5MB51.26.8~7.5xFile C1MB13.18.4~1.5x[Delta file transfer]Perhaps it is easier to see the benefits of DFT with a table.There are a lot of variables with DFT and it is hard to define a typical change, but here are some example results. We tested DGN, DWG, and office files between Pennsylvania and Lithuania. In general, the larger the file, the larger the performance gain – up to a 10x gain in this scenario. This makes sense because a typical edit should only change a small portion of the entire file. There is a binary algorithm beneath DFT, so this works for all file types. DFT means faster file transfers and more time to collaborate.5
6 Data CompressionCompression of the “database” information sent to/from ProjectWise Explorer/AdminSignificantly reduces the size of the data sent, improving performance on low bandwidth/high latency connectionsExamples:Display all documents in a large folder(100/1000s of documents).initial login, Search results, etc
7 Web Parts GoalsProvide a replacement for existing ProjectWise Web Explorer LiteWeb Explorer Lite(WEL) will not be delivered with ProjectWise “Athens”Support either SharePoint 2007 or stand-alone IIS environmentsProvide a platform for customization
8 Web Parts Capabilities Check out/inDocument/Folder creation/deletionMulti-document operationsExport/Send to FolderComponent Display/NavigationShort-cuts to documents/folders(URLs)Design CompareSpatial Navigation
11 PW “Web View Server”The "ProjectWise Web View Server" will extend any ProjectWise deployment by providing individuals with web browser access to view ProjectWise managed content. This will make it easy for any number of connected users to access and view work in a read-only mode using Internet Explorer. And as the access is likely to be infrequent, and will always be to consume rather than collaborate on ProjectWise managed content, there will be no requirement for a user to possess a ProjectWise Passport.
12 PW “Web View Server”Leverages the same PW Web Parts in a read- only modeAble to support both read-only and read/write sites on same physical serverRequires a server Right to Run licenseRequires PW Publishing Server for viewing of DGN/DWG data
15 Spatial Integration - Overview Integrating subset of existing PW Geospatial Extension to core PWAutomatically delivered in PW Admin and ExplorerAdvanced Geospatial features will be available as an add-on productOnly two change to feature sets integrated into PW IS:Vector background maps can be created without PW Publishing ServerAllow user to select background map used for search
16 ProjectWise Explorer Usability and User Requests Quick Search BarPhoto PreviewBack/Forward Folder buttons in PW ExplorerFile Sizes displayed in KB in Content ListLaunch PW Network Config from tools menuMulti-folder Drag-n-DropNew Progress Bar
17 ProjectWise Administrator Usability and User Requests Datasource StatisticsSelect Users by Group in PW AdminUser Login/out Audit TrailLog-out command in PW AdminEnvironment Format fields (date; date,day; date,sec)Date and Date,day only show date infoDate,sec also includes timeIncreased upper file size limitwas 2^32 bytes (~4 GB)now 2^64 bytes (too big for me to think about)
18 Overall Integration Improvements Auto-login(SSO) for Integrated ApplicationsLaunch from desktop Icon without login dialogLocal XML file used to track reference file changes(attach/detach) during checkout
19 AutoCAD Integration Improvements AutoCAD 2008/2009 Integration and new features:DatalinksDGN referenceDWF underlaysSheet Set Manager IntegrationSession File ManagerInstaller support for AutoCAD Vertical apps
21 ProjectWise IS Athens Compatibility Applications:MicroStation 8.11, 8.9.x, V8.5.x, V7.1.xPowerDraft 8.11, 8.9.4, V8.5.x, V8.1, V7.1.xProjectWise Navigator 8.9.5AutoCAD 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002, 2000Microsoft Office 2007, 2003, XP, 2000Project 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000Visio 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000Server Operating Sys:Windows 2000 ServerWindows 2003 Server(32 and 64- bit).NET 3.5Databases:Oracle 9iOracle 10gOracle 11gSQL Server 2000SQL Server 2005Client Operating Sys:Windows 2000 ProfessionalWindows XP ProfessionalWindows Vista (32 and 64-bit)
22 Upgrade Path Must upgrade both clients and servers Previous clients will not work with “Athens” ServerPrevious servers will not work with “Athens” clientsSide-by-side PW Explorer and Admin installations supported with:ProjectWise V8 XM EditionProjectWise V EditionProjectWise V8.1Requires use of versionswitch.vbs
23 Performance Improvements Scan RefsLoginSetting file and document securitySearchSynchronize users with Active DirectoryIntegrated MicroStation actions (save, open, model create, model delete, close, change view)Reference file activities (attach, re-browse, detach)GeoPAK section creations
24 GeoPAK Performance Improvements Operation of cutting 32 plan and profile sheetsPWMSGEOPAK32 files took 4 hr 9 minPWGEOPAK32 files took 61 minutes
25 Futures Transmittal\Submittal workflow support Workflow Application Integration……..