CONNECTING PROJECT TEAMS
The design-build team for the USD 4 billion Midtown Tunnel project in Norfolk,
Va., needed to allow reviewers and task leaders across multiple companies and
offices to view PDFs depicting design progress. Team members also needed
to produce PDFs that conform to correct plot criteria and standards. Parsons
Brinckerhoff built an automated PDF generator that uses real-time DGN files to
create the PDFs every night.
The Project Wise Automated PDF Generator takes under two minutes to create
a PDF from an updated contract document and place it in a controlled-access
output folder in the Project Wise directory. Team members can also use the
generator to create PDFs on demand. The PDF generator allows task leaders
to track work side by side with other disciplines, narrowing the gap between
design and review.
ProjectWise Automated PDF Generator
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
SNC-Lavalin’s Australian business unit was an early adopter of Bentley
Navigator, and integration within the MicroStation environment was achieved
using Project Wise distribution services to extract models, using simple batch
files to automate scheduled model creation, and managing overlay files in
Bentley Navigator ensures a stable, intelligent, and detailed review model to
present to project teams and the client’s engineering staff. Reviewers provide
feedback via mark-ups, and engineers provide direct 3D input into the design
process. Model load times are reduced by up to 80 percent, with model sizes
reduced by up to 60 percent, and clashes are resolved sooner.
SNC-Lavalin Australia Pty Ltd.
Visualization: A Leap of Faith